Are you looking for the Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers live stream? If so, then read this page to know how to watch live TV free. With top rookie Jalen Greenback offside with hamstring pain, the Houston Rockets will end the 2021 NBA Summer League game with Tuesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Big Alperen Sengun, who was also selected 16th overall in the first round, is also out as he travels back to Turkey to spend a few weeks at home.
Even without Green and Sengun, the Rockets still have two available first-round rookies in forwarding Usman Garuba (# 23) and point guard Josh Christopher (# 24). With Sengun out, Garuba is likely to gain more minutes and be able to make the first outing. Garuba’s playing time has so far been quite limited due to his late arrival in Las Vegas after completing a contract termination with Spanish club Real Madrid.
Portland has an unusual summer roster, given that there are more veterans than most teams, led by former Rockets forwards Michael Beasley and Kenneth Faried. Among the younger players, the most intriguing name is probably rookie forward Greg Brown III, who was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft.
Here’s when and how to watch:
- Date: Tuesday, August 17
- Weather: 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT
- television channel: ESP NEWS
- Live broadcast: Fubo TVwatch for free) or via Watch ESPN, with an active subscription
- Full summer hours: Portland, Houston
Both the Rockets and Blazers come in with 2-2 records, so only the winner will end up with a winning season in the summer league. Houston is 2-0 in games Green has been fully involved in, and they are 0-2 if he doesn’t.
MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 will culminate with a Championship Game between the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6PM PT on ESPN.
Full schedule for the final day of games below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/sQ8b1k2T2M
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 16, 2021
The Rockets started Sengun, Christopher, and three experienced NBA players (Armoni Brooks, KJ Martin, and Tremont Waters) in Sunday’s summer loss to Orlando. In Sengun’s absence, Garuba appears to be at the start on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in Portland’s most recent game on Saturday (a loss to Phoenix), the Blazers started Beasley, CJ Elleby, Trendon Watford, Kobi Simmons and Emmanuel Mudiay.