Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat: Game preview, prediction, time, TV channel, how to watch free live stream online

Toumani Camara

Portland Trail Blazers forward Toumani Camara, center, shoots over Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, bottom, and forward Nikola Jovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) APAP

The Portland Trail Blazers traveled to Miami defeat loss short of matching their longest losing streak of the season.

The Blazers have lost eight consecutive games. Their longest streak is nine, which went down from Feb. 2 through Feb. 27. The final loss came at home against the Heat. Before that run of futility, the Blazers had an eight-game losing stretch from Nov. 5 through Nov. 21.

The losing will likely continue unless the Blazers get back some impact veterans. Deandre Ayton and Matisse Thybulle are questionable. Jerami Grant is doubtful.

Anfernee Simons is out. And so is Toumani Camara.

Prediction: The Heat have injury issues of their own. But Bam Adebayo and Terry Rozier are available while Jimmy Butler is probable. They will be the best three players on the court. Heat win.


What: Trail Blazers (19-54) at Heat (39-33), 5 p.m., Friday.

Where: Kaseya Center, Miami.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports (in Portland: Comcast 734; DirecTV: 687) and Root Sports PLUS (in Portland: Comcast 1253; DirecTV: 688).

Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with Fubo (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.

ODDS (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)

Moneyline: POR +700 | MIA -1100

Spread: POR +14.5 | Over/Under: 207


Blazers: Deandre Ayton (elbow, tendinitis) and Matisse Thybulle (right ankle, soreness) are questionable. Jerami Grant (right hamstring, strain) is doubtful. Toumani Camara (left rib, contusion), Anfernee Simons (left knee, tendinitis), Malcolm Brogdon (right elbow, tendinitis), Shaedon Sharpe (lower abdominal, surgery) and Robert Williams III (season-ending right knee surgery) are out.

Heat: Jamal Cain (left thumb, sprain) is available. Jimmy Butler (illness), Jaime Jaquez Jr. (left ankle, discomfort), Kevin Love (right heel, bruise) and Caleb Martin (right ankle, discomfort) are probable. Tyler Herro (right foot tendinitis), Josh Richardson (right shoulder surgery) and Duncan Robinson (left faced, syndrome) are out.


The Blazers play at 4 p.m., Monday at the Orlando Magic.

-- Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook)


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