Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 3 will begin today at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 25, 2014. The No. 4 seed Rockets will be visiting the No.5 seed Trail Blazers at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon. Information on how to watch Rockets vs. Trail Blazers live stream free online can be found below.
In Game 1, Rockets missed several opportunities to stamp out the Trail Blazers after losing the lead multiple times. The score was 120-122. But again in Game 2, it has become evident that Rockets still could not stop Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge from scoring past 40 points per game. On Wednesday night, Aldridge leads his team in scoring 43 points in the 112-105 win.
Rockets' center Dwight Howard said it's no time to panic.
"We've played against Portland in the regular season and we were successful. We just got to play basketball. We can't look back. We have to stay positive," he said, according to NBA.com. "They (Portland) won two games but it's the first to four and we can't let our heads down. We dug a hole but we can always get out of it."
Guard James Harden was the league's top shooting guard in the regular season, but Portland's Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum worked effectively to block him. Harden was 14 of 47 from the field in the Playoffs, his worst two games of the season.
All in all, the Rockets are concerned about how to stop Aldridge's offenses.