It’s only a 16-game sample size, but Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers (11-5) are in a shocking three-way tie atop the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies. The Blazers travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks (4-13) on Tuesday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Northwest (in Blazers markets) and MSG Network (in Knicks markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to Watch Blazers vs Knicks Online if You’re in Market
NBC Sports Northwest (local markets) and MSG (local markets) are both included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC Sports Northwest (local markets). MSG is not available on Hulu. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
NBC Sports Northwest is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package, but MSG is not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
How to Watch Blazers vs Knicks Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Blazers or Knicks area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subsription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
The Trail Blazers are coming off a 10-point victory against the dysfunctional — putting it lightly — Washington Wizards on Sunday. They are currently 1-2 on this scheduled six-game road trip, and need a win against the Knicks with games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors looming before heading back home.
Portland’s bench continues to be shorthanded. Guard Seth Curry (knee) is set to miss his third straight game, and Moe Harkless (knee) has also been ruled out. Head coach Terry Stotts will need to rely on his star players to lead through a crucial stretch where only five of six rotational players can truly be counted on. That means Lillard, McCollum, as well as centers Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins will be tasked with heavy minutes.
Lillard dropped 40 points against Washington, and McCollum contributed 23, scoring over half of the 119 points in the win. Nurkic added a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
17 games into the season, and the Knicks are already in last place in the Atlantic Division. That has definitely been by design, though, as head coach David Fizdale continues to experiment with starting lineups and rotations as he looks to settle on contributors this season, and those who can add to the organization beyond this season once star Kristaps Porzingis returns.
New York has dropped five straight games for the second time this season, and aim to avoid a sixth straight loss. Two of the Knicks’ wins this season have come against the Atlanta Hawks, a team currently in the midst of a total rebuild as well.
Tim Hardaway Jr. has been one of the lone bright spots this season. Although Hardaway Jr. remains a streaky shooter (42% overall) and always likely will, he has undoubtedly taken a step forward as a potential, legitimate starting NBA two guard.
The returns on second-year guard frank Ntilikina and rookie Kevin Knox, however, have been mixed. Ntilikina’s offensive game hasn’t improved, and Knox’s concerns are due to motor and off-the-court work. In addition to the team’s two most recent first-round selections, center Enes Kanter has temporarily lost his starting job to second-round pick Mitchell Robinson due to his ability to defend his position.