Thursday night's NBA doubleheader will feature a nightcap game involving the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers. As of now, Portland is still fighting to remain in the NBA Playoff standings, while Minnesota is already eliminated. However, a win by the Timberwolves could deal a crushing blow to the postseason hopes of Portland. Here's a look at tonight's Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers preview as well as how to watch the NBA game live streaming online or on television.

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Minnesota vs. Portland preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves come into tonight's game having gone 3-2 over their last five games. Most recently, they ran into Golden State on the road and dropped that game 121-107. However, just before that, they grabbed a home victory over Portland 110-109. A win tonight over Portland drops them to a tie with Denver for the eighth and final remaining playoff spot out West.

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In the recent Wolves' loss, center Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 21 points and six rebounds, while teammates Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad each finished with 24. Minnesota also outrebounded their opponents 50-40 but was outshot by the Warriors' sharpshooters from three-point range. Tonight they'll try to win their second-straight game versus the Blazers but will be on the road.

Portland is fighting to hang on to the No.

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8 spot in the Western Conference. They've lost two-straight now, with the most recent a 106-87 rout by playoff-bound Utah. Damian Lillard was held to just 16 points on the night, while teammate CJ McCollum led all Blazers' scorers with 25 on 11-for-22 shooting. The backcourt will look to bounce back with a better combined performance at home tonight versus a Minnesota team that recently defeated them.

The Portland Trail Blazers will be a 5.5-point favorite at home on the spread and -220 favorite on the moneyline. The Timberwolves are +190 on the moneyline with the over/under points total at 217 as of this report. The Blazers are also 20-16 against the spread as favorites and 20-17 ATS at home, while the Wolves are just 14-23 ATS on the road, and 20-28 as the underdog team.

How to watch it live

Thursday's Timberwolves vs.

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Trail Blazers live NBA game gets started at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage will be presented by TNT. Cable and satellite subscribers with TNT as part of their channel lineup can also use the TNTDrama website or any compatible mobile apps to watch tonight's NBA game live streaming online.

In addition, SlingTV offers TNT as part of its Sling Blue channel lineup. The live streaming channel service is available on a one-week free trial basis for all new subscribers.

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See more details at Sling.com for how to sign up and try out the online service to see tonight's Wolves vs. Blazers game live streaming online.

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