Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies: Game Preview, Time, TV Channel, How to Watch Free Live Stream Online

In order for the Portland Trail Blazers to build on Friday night’s win over Charlotte, the Portland Trail Blazers must figure out how to beat one of the best teams in the NBA.

Memphis has won 10 out of 11 games, including a 113-103 in Portland on Wednesday. And the Grizzlies have accomplished all of that without Ja Morant.

Morant has approved the NBA’s health and safety protocols but will miss Sunday’s game with a knee sprain.

Memphis got the job done without Morant, mostly with defense. The Grizzlies are ranked 16th in the defensive rating (109) this season. But in the past 11 games, the Grizzles have held the top spot with a defensive rating of 96.9. Their net rating also tops (18.6) using an offensive rating of 115.5 (fifth).

During that same stretch, Portland is 28th in offensive rating (104.7), 25th in defensive rating (115.2) and 28th in net rating (minus-10.4).

The Blazers’ lone road win came on November 12 in Houston. They are 1-11 away from the Moda Center.


What: Trail Blazers (12-18) at Grizzlies (19-11), Sunday 3 p.m.

True: FedExForum, Memphis.

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 game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game through DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you run out of fuboTV trials, or if you just prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already own a cable or satellite provider that offers Root Sports and want to watch it online, you can watch this match live on Root Sports Live


Money Line: BY + 150| MEM – 170

Scatter: MEM -4 | top bottom: 220.5


Blazers: Portland GO Dennis Smith Jr. (inflammation of the right knee) is likely; G CJ McCollum (right lung pneumothorax) and C Cody Zeller (right patellar fracture) are out.

Grizzlies: Santi Aldama (right calf; pain), Brandon Clarke (right knee; pain), Sam Merrill (left ankle; sprain), Yes Morant (left knee; sprain) and Ziaire Williams (left ankle; sprain) are out.


The Blazers conclude their two-game trip on Tuesday in New Orleans (10-21) and then return for three home games, starting Thursday against Brooklyn (21-9), then on December 27 against Dallas (14-14) and 29. Dec against Utah (20-9).

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

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