The Denver Nuggets will host the Portland Trail Blazers at the Pepsi Center on Saturday for Game 7 of their second-round series in the NBA playoffs.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ABC, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following options:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ABC (live in select markets), but if you plan on keeping Vue for the NBA playoffs, you can get the “Core” bundle (65-plus channels, including ESPN, TNT and NBA TV) for $10 off your first two months right now.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets).
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 (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the ESPN app.
Those who have a participating Internet Service Provider (ISP) can watch the game for free on the ESPN digital platforms. But if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your PlayStation Vue or Hulu credentials to sign in and watch.
Blazers vs Nuggets Game 7 Preview
Facing elimination in Game 6, the Blazers bested Denver 119-108 at home to force the Nuggets into their second Game 7 of the playoffs. Denver reached the second round after toppling the San Antonio Spurs in seven games in their opening series.
“It’s weird, everyone keeps talking about experience,” Denver point guard Jamal Murray said, according to ESPN. “I just want to say that we’ve been here before. We’ll go back home, regroup like we did for San Antonio, come back with energy and just be ready to play.”
The Nuggets, who are in the playoffs for the first time since 2013, posted an NBA-best 34-7 record at home during the regular season. They’ve won five of their seven playoff contests at the Pepsi Center in 2019.
“I thought our Game 6 here in Portland was better than our Game 6 in San Antonio,” Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said, according to the Associated Press. “Now we go home and have the best home-court advantage in the NBA.”
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic scored 29 points (on 10-of-15 shooting), grabbed 12 rebounds, and notched eight assists in Game 6, all team highs.
Portland point guard Damian Lillard led all participants with 32 points and shot 47.8 percent from the field (11-of-23), his highest marks since he scored 39 points on 57.1 percent shooting (12-of-21) in Game 1.
“I think over the course of the series, at least after Game 1, I just haven’t seen the ball go in consistently enough,” Lillard said, per AP. “My job is to stay aggressive, keep doing what I do, and tonight, shots fell.”
Though this is Lillard’s sixth postseason, he’s never played in a Game 7.
“It’s basically a game where only one team is going to make it out,” Lillard said, per AP. “It’s your last opportunity to play, so facing elimination is what it is to me, and that’s going to be my approach, just like it was tonight. The only thing is that it’s going to be on the road. It’s for our season. All the marbles.”
A skirmish broke out in the fourth quarter of Game 6 after Jokic was whistled for an offensive foul that sent Blazers big man Zach Collins into the legs of Nuggets wing Will Barton. Officials doled out technicals to Barton, Collins, Nuggets wing Torrey Craig, and Blazers guard Seth Curry.
“I expect [Game 7] to be an all-out brawl,” Denver forward Paul Millsap said, according to ESPN. “They’re fighting for their lives. We’re fighting for our lives. I expected it to be pretty heated.”