Blazers-Grizzlies NBA Play-In: How To Watch, Odds, Live Stream
Portland finished the seeding games at No. 8 in the West, but they were not assured of a playoff spot because of a new rule in the NBA restart. If the lead of the eighth-seeded team over the ninth-placed squad is four games or below, a play-in tournament for the final postseason berth will be held so it’s fair for all teams.
However, getting the better seed has its own benefits for Portland, as they have to win just once to make the playoffs. As for the Grizzlies, they have the daunting task of stopping Damian Lillard and Co. not once, but twice.
With that said, here’s everything you need to know about the game, including odds, schedule, roster and where to watch:
Game Time: 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 15th.
Betting Odds: NBA Odds
Live Stream: Watch the game online with fuboTV (free trial). Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. With a subscription, you can watch the live stream on Watch ESPN app. You can also follow the game live on the ClutchPoints app.
Grizzlies Active Roster: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson, Anthony Tolliver, Brandon Clarke, Grayson Allen, De’Anthony Melton, Gorgui Dieng, John Konchar, Marko Gudurić, Josh Jackson, Yuta Watanabe.
Grizzlies Injured Players:
- Jaren Jackson Jr: Out For Season (Meniscus).
- Tyus Jones: Day To Day (Knee) – The Grizzlies have listed Jones as DOUBTFUL for Friday’s game (Aug. 14) against the Blazers.
- Jontay Porter: Out.
- Justise Winslow: Out For Season (Hip).
Blazers Active Roster: CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, Gary Trent, Hassan Whiteside, Mario Hezonja, Anfernee Simons, Jaylen Adams, Jaylen Hoard, Wenyen Gabriel.
If the Blazers win, they will advance to the first round of the 2020 playoffs and take on the Los Angeles Lakers. If the Grizzlies win, however, Portland and Memphis will play one more play-in game on Sunday, August 16th.