The 2014 NBA playoffs live stream and TV coverage continues Saturday with two games on the schedule, including the San Antonio Spurs taking on the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of the Western semi-finals. Portland had one of the best records at home this season and if they want any shot at advancing to the Western Conference Finals they had better step up their game tonight. The other NBA live stream action tonight features the Heat taking on Brooklyn. The Nets also trail 0-2 as they head home searching for a win.
According to a Sportsline report on May 10, Portland trails the Spurs in their best-of-seven series 0-2 and about the only positive thing for the Trail Blazers right now is that they will play Game 3 in front of the hometown folks. The Trailblazers will not only be fighting off a great Spurs team tonight, but they will be fighting history as well. Only 16 teams in NBA history have come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a playoff series. If Portland wants to be team number 17, they need to win tonight.
The first two games have been downright ugly for Portland. San Antonio dominated each game at home, winning the first two games by nearly 20 points each. In Game 2 Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, and Tony Parker had 16 points and 10 assists, leading the Spurs to a 114-97 win.
The only good news for Portland is they have no place to go after the first two games but up. LaMarcus Aldridge averaged 29.8 points in Portland's first-round series against the Houston Rockets, but it has been a different story in Round 2 against the Spurs. Aldridge knows his team has to play with urgency tonight in this must win Game 3.
''We know that we haven't played our best basketball, so now we have to,'' Aldridge said. ''Going home, every guy has to play better, starting with me, and I think every guy will.'
Las Vegas odds makers have tonight's Game 3 between the Spurs and Trailblazers listed at even, with the over/under total set at 207. The Spurs have been big favorites in the first two games, but odds makers know that Portland needs this game desperately and they play well at home thus the spread has dropped for Game 3.
Fans can catch this game live on ESPN nationally and streaming live through Watch ESPN beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will the Spurs take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series or will Portland strike back and get their first win of the semi-finals?