The latest NBA schedule 2014 live stream and televised game available for many fans around the basketball nation to enjoy will be Friday's meeting featuring the LA Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls. The Bulls, without Derrick Rose, will look to try to keep pace in the East so they can maintain a playoff spot. Meanwhile, recently-named All-Star starter, Blake Griffin, will try to get his team a bounce-back victory after the team lost a close game in Charlotte to the Bobcats on Wednesday night. The latest televised and live streaming NBA game arrives for fans through ESPN networks.
According to a Jan. 23 NBA.com game preview, the Los Angeles Clippers (29-15) are still without point guard Chris Paul during their latest road trip. The guard suffered a sprained shoulder injury several weeks ago and is out until at least the All-Star break. On Wednesday night with Paul on the sidelines, the team dropped a tough game to the Charlotte Bobcats 95-91. DeAndre Jordan had 19 rebounds but just two points, while Blake Griffin managed just 1 point in the final 12 minutes of the game. Griffin finished with 27 points, but missed two crucial layups with just 20 seconds left in the game, giving the Bobcats a surprise win over the fourth-best team in the West.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls (21-20) are also without their point guard but are looking to achieve their tenth win in 12 games on Friday night. They'll have the home court advantage of the United Center, while the Clippers will be trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time in a month. The Bulls rank second in the NBA in defense, currently limiting their opponents to just 92.5 points per night. That's nearly two points more than Los Angeles was able to post against the Bobcats, the team ranked fourth best in the league in defense, so far this season.
During their past seven games, the Bulls have gone 5-2, with their two losses both coming to the Washington Wizards. They're currently on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Sixers and Lakers at home, as well as the Cavs on the road this past Wednesday, 98-87. In that game, D.J. Augustin had 27 points and 7 rebounds , while Joakim Noah hauled in 18 rebounds for Chicago. After tonight's Clippers game, the Bulls will head to Charlotte for an NBA TV game against the Bobcats. The two teams are fifth and eighth in the Eastern Conference overall standings, respectively.
Friday night's Clippers vs. Bulls televised and live stream game will be shown starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ESPN will present the game in standard or hi-definition formats via cable and satellite services. Additionally, ESPN's broadband sports network, WatchESPN, will have this game live streaming online, for free. The service is only available through select cable or satellite providers, so check here for any restrictions by region or device.