First up in the Golden State Warriors’ redemption tour after blowing a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s NBA Finals is a date with the Portland Trail Blazers. These two teams met in last year’s playoffs as well, with the Warriors beating the Blazers 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals.
They didn’t get close to 73 wins this year, but Golden State cruised to the one-seed in the Western Conference with a 67-15 record. The Warriors lead the NBA in scoring with 115.9 points per game, and they have three players who can score in bunches. Steph Curry (25.3), Kevin Durant (25.1), and Klay Thompson (22.3) all averaged at least 20 points per game, which is pretty damn absurd.
Portland barely made it into the playoffs this year, as their 41-41 record was only a game better than the 40-42 Denver Nuggets. If the eight-seed Blazers are going to shock the world, they will need Damian Lillard to go bonkers. The two-time All-Star point guard averaged career-highs in points (27.0), rebounds (4.9), field goal percentage (44.4%), and free throw percentage (89.5%) this season.
The Blazers sending home the Warriors would probably go down as the biggest upset in NBA history. Golden State went 4-0 against Portland in the regular season, and they are currently listed as a -7000 favorite to advance to the next round.
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Time: 3:30 P.M. EST
Location: Oracle Arena in Oakland, California
TV Channel: ABC
Spread: Golden State -14.5, O/U 222.5
How To Live Stream Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Game 1 Online
Because ESPN and ABC are under the same umbrella, the easiest way to stream the Warriors battling the Blazers is through WatchESPN. You won’t even need a cable or satellite provider to watch the action.
You can also watch the game online via ABC’s website. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream Game 1 online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
You can also watch today’s game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Blue package includes ABC and costs $25 a month, but like DIRECTV NOW you can sign up for a free seven-day trial and if you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note ABC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Raleigh-Durham.
Watch Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. You can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also roll with the ABC app if you would like to live stream Game 1 on your phone, tablet, or mobile device. The ABC App is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Fire. Once you download the app, log in with your cable provider information.
Another route to go to fulfill your basketball needs is the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.