The second game of the NBA playoffs will be between the three-seed Toronto Raptors and the six-seed Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals last year before getting sent home by the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers in six games.
It’s been a long damn time since the Bucks experienced that type of success, as they haven’t made it out of the first round of the playoffs since the 2000-2001 season. That team was lead by Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, and Sam Cassell, and they were eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals in a controversial seven game series.
As for this series, it’s a relatively even matchup. Toronto (51-31) took the regular season series 3-1, and they are -390 favorites to advance to the next round. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are Toronto’s dynamic duo, as they combine for a whopping 49.7 points per game.
When it comes to the Bucks (42-40), it’s all about The Greek Freak. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most exciting young players in the game today, as he averaged 22.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks while shooting 52.2% from the floor in the regular season. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo made his first All-Star team, and he looks to be a stone cold lock for about a dozen more.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch the Raptors take on the Bucks.
Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 P.M. EST
Location: Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV Channel: ESPN
Spread: Toronto -7.5, O/U 200.5
How To Live Stream Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Online
Your best bet for watching the Raptors battle the Bucks via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch Game 1 through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch Game 1 on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.