The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center on Thursday.
The game is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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TNT is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Rockets vs Clippers on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include TNT. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the Rockets vs Clippers on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Both of Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” (32 channels) and “Sling Blue” (47 channels) packages come with TNT. They both cost $25 for the first month ($35 per month after that), which makes Sling by far the cheapest streaming service with TNT if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Rockets vs Clippers live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for an additional $5 per month.
TNT is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Rockets vs Clippers 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.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
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The Clippers improved to 21-8 on Tuesday, besting the Phoenix Suns 120-99 at home.
Clips forward Paul George dropped a game-high 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting, adding 3 rebounds and 3 steals in 25 minutes of action. Kawhi Leonard, another All-Star forward acquired by Los Angeles over the offseason, scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with 6 boards in 27 minutes.
The duo’s now played just 12 games together. The Clippers, who have yet to field their entire team in a game this season, were missing only one player on Tuesday, big man JaMychal Green.
“We can start to get into a rhythm with everybody on the floor,” Leonard said, according to The Associated Press. “We can see what our rotation is.”
Clips guard Lou Williams came off the bench to put up 20 points of his own on 7-of-13 shooting, tying for a game-high with 8 assists in 23 minutes. He scored Los Angeles’ first 11 points of the fourth quarter.
“When he gets it going there is no shot that he can’t make,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said of Williams, per AP. “That was a good stretch for us. Lou’s offense allowed us to keep Paul and Kawhi off the floor and give them some rest.”
On Monday, the Rockets trailed the San Antonio Spurs by 25 points in the first half before storming back for a 109-107 home victory, improving to 18-9.
After surrendering 35 and 37 points in the first and second quarters, respectively, the Rockets held the Spurs to 35 total points across the last two periods.
“We were flying around the second half,” Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said, according to ESPN. “If we’d have flown around the first half, it would have been a lot easier. But maybe we’ll have that mentality where we start games this way and get to be who we really are.”
Rockets guard Russell Westbrook led all participants with 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting, pulling down 10 rebounds. James Harden, his backcourtmate, struggled from the field, shooting 10-of-29 for 28 points. He doled out a game-high 7 assists.
“Sometimes you’ve got to want it more than the other team,” Westbrook said, per ESPN. “It’s that simple. Ain’t no plays or no possessions, no shots that can change that.”
He added: “I know that throughout the season, you’re going to have games like this. It’s going to be a moment where you’re going to be able to pick — are you going to stay with it and fight through adversity or put your head down and make a decision [to give in]? Tonight we did a good job of sticking with it.”
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