The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are opening their season and the NBA season against the New York Knicks at home. The Knicks vs. Cavaliers game will air on TNT at 7:30 P.M. EST and will be the first of two games aired on TNT (the Warriors and Spurs tip off at 10:30 P.M.) as part of their Opening Night doubleheader.
The Cavaliers will be celebrating the city’s first championship since 1964 with a ring ceremony that will kick off before their first game. Originally the ceremony was supposed to begin at 7:30 P.M. (before the 8:00 P.M. tip-off), but since the Cleveland Indians are now in the MLB World Series, the Cavaliers are doing the neighborly thing and moving up their ring ceremony 30 minutes. This move allows Cleveland fans to watch the Cavaliers ring ceremony at 7:00 P.M., and then switch to the World Series game at 8:08 P.M.
It will be an exciting night for NBA fans and Cleveland residents alike, although I know that there are going to be a ton of people rooting for the NY Knicks to ruin the Cavaliers’ evening. Two years ago, the Knicks beat the Cavaliers in an upset that was supposed to mark the return of Lebron James. The Cavaliers went on to make it to the NBA Finals, while the Knicks… Well, let’s just say they came up short.
But this year, the Knicks have a much-improved roster with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, and (I contend the most important piece of all) Courtney Lee. With a starting five that I’d pit against any team in the NBA, I think that the NY Knicks have a really good shot at making it into the NBA Playoffs this year. And once we’re in, anything is possible.
But it all starts with one game. Let’s get to it:
Cavaliers vs. Knicks Viewing Details
When: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Time: 7:30 P.M. EST
Broadcasting Channel: TNT
Where: The Q | Cleveland, OH
How To Watch Cavaliers vs. Knicks Live Stream Online & Mobile
The game is being broadcast on TNT, which means that there are actually a couple of great ways to watch the game. Sadly, all of them are going to require a subscription of some sort–either cable or some service. If you’re already a cable subscriber, then simply check your local listings for TNT channel information.
If you’re a cable subscriber but want to watch the game on your mobile, you’ll have to download the Watch TNT app on your phone or mobile device. Download Watch TNT from the iTunes Store or Google Play store here.
MSG or Fox Sports Ohio
The game is being broadcasted nationally on TNT, but if you’re looking for local broadcaster coverage, you’ll need to tune into MSG or Fox Sports Ohio.
How To Watch Cavaliers vs. Knicks On Sling TV
If you’re a cord cutter like some of us in the office, Sling TV has some great solutions for watching live sports. And both their pricing options (Sling Blue and Sling Orange) feature TNT as one of the major networks on their television solution. Sling is great because you can download the app on pretty much everything (tablets, video game consoles, even computers).
To get Sling for free for seven days, simply head to the Sling website.