Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Preview, Time, TV Channel, How to Watch Free Live Stream Online

Injuries continue to pile up for the Portland Trail Blazers, who will be without Trendon Watford when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

Watford suffered a knee hyperextension in Saturday night’s Blazers loss to Houston at the Moda Center.

With Jusuf Nurkic, Anfernee Simons and Josh Hart out for several games, Watford have been one of the most consistent players in the team. He averaged 15.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in March.

Oklahoma City is a beatable opponent, especially with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right ankle; pain) disabled.

The Thunder have lost 11 of their last 12 games and have the fourth-worst winning percentage in the NBA (.284).

However, while the Blazers don’t have the worst record in the NBA, arguably they are the worst team going. They lost twice over the weekend to Houston, which entered Friday with the league’s worst winning percentage. Even after two wins, the Rockets remained tied for the worst winning percentage (.267) with Orlando and Detroit.

Greg Brown III (corneal abrasion) is out, but Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said the injury wasn’t too serious.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AGAINST OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

What: Trail Blazers (27-47) at Thunder (21-53), 7 p.m., Monday.

Or: Moda Center.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1).

Watch the game live online: You can watch this match live for FREE with fuboTV (free try). You can also get this game at DirecTV streamsThe “CHOICE” package of (promotional offers), if you no longer have fuboTV trials, or if you simply prefer this platform and its tariff plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that broadcasts Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this match live on Root Sports Live.

ODDS

Money line: ORP +120 | OKC-148

Spread: OKC-2.5 | More less : 221

INJURIES

Blazers: Greg Brown III (left eye; corneal abrasion); Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles; tendinopathy), Josh Hart (left knee; patellar tendinopathy), Joe Ingles (left knee recovery), Damien Lillard (central muscle recovery), Nassir Petit (left shoulder recovery), Didi Louzada (left knee recovery), Jusuf Nurkic (left foot; plantar fasciitis), Anfernee Simons (left knee; patellar tendinopathy), Trendon Watford (left knee; bone contusion) and Justise Winslow (inflammation of the left calf) came out.

Thunder: Darius Bazley (right knee; sprain) is doubtful; Luguentz Dort (left shoulder; surgery), Derrick’s favors (lower back; pain), Josh Giddey (right hip; pain), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right ankle; pain), Ty Jerome (sports hernia surgery), Mike Muscala (right ankle; surgery) and Kenrich Williams (left knee; sprain) came out.

FOLLOWING

The Blazers host New Orleans on Wednesday. The match will mark the return of CJ McCollum to the Moda Center as an opponent. McCollum was traded to the Pelicans last month.

— Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).

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