Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns: Game preview, time, TV channel, how to watch free live stream online – OregonLive

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) APAP
The Portland Trail Blazers will catch a bit of a break Wednesday night when they play at Phoenix.
The Suns will be without shooting guard Devin Booker (health and safety protocols) and point guard Chris Paul (thumb fracture).
That news will certainly give the Blazers a better chance of stealing an upset. However, Cameron Payne has proven to be a very capable replacement point guard and the absence of Booker will only free up shots for Cameron Johnson and Mikal Bridges.
Johnson averages 12.3 points per game and is shooting 43.2% on threes. Bridges averages 13.4 points while shooting 53.3% from the field and 35.8% on threes.
Even with both injuries, the Suns are 11-point favorites. And that makes sense given that the Blazers still have major holes inside at center and power forward with Jusuf Nurkic and Justise Winslow out.
The Blazers enter tonight tied with New Orleans (25-36) for 10th in the Western Conference standings. The Pelicans host Sacramento (23-40) Wednesday night.
What: Trail Blazers (25-36) at Suns (49-12), 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix
Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM)
TV channel: Root Sports (in Portland: Comcast 734/34; DirecTV 687) and ESPN (735/35, DirectTV 206).
Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.
Moneyline: POR +460 | DEN -670
Spread: PHX -11 | Over/Under: 224.5
Blazers: Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles; tendinopathy), Joe Ingles (left knee recovery), Damian Lillard (core muscle recovery), Nassir Little (left shoulder recovery), Didi Louzada (left knee recovery), Jusuf Nurkic (left foot; plantar fasciitis) and Justise Winslow (right Achilles; soreness) are out.
Suns: Cameron Payne (right wrist; sprain) is probable; Frank Kaminsky (right knee; stress reaction), Chris Paul (right thumb; avulsion fracture) and Dario Saric (right ACL; tear) are out.
The Blazers’ four-game trip continues with games Saturday and Monday at Minnesota followed by a game Mar. 9 at Utah. The Blazers next play at home Mar. 12 against Washington.
— Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).
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