The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls will kick off their first round Eastern Conference playoffs series on Easter Sunday. This series might not look too entertaining on paper, but it’s always cool seeing two prestigious franchises duke it out. And if the series ends up being boring, you can always just watch this on a loop for two weeks straight.
The Celtics earned the one-seed in the Eastern Conference after going 53-29 in the regular season. They are lead by two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas, who averaged a career-high 28.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game. The 5’9″ point guard has a knack for coming through in crunch time with ridiculously clutch shots.
The upset-minded Chicago Bulls went 41-41 to just sneak into the playoffs with the eight-seed in the East. They made it by the skin of their teeth, as they owned the tiebreaker over the 41-41 Miami Heat. If the Bulls are going to shock the world, they will need Jimmy Butler to play out of his mind. The 27-year-old made his third straight All-Star game after averaging career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2), and assists (5.5).
Vegas thinks Boston is a lock to advance past the Bulls, as they are currently -900 favorites. But the Bulls did play the Celtics tough in the regular season, going 2-2 against them with the home team winning every game in the series.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch Game 1 of the Celtics vs. Bulls Eastern Conference playoffs series.
Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
TV Channel: TNT
Spread: Boston -7.5, O/U 205.5
How To Live Stream Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Game 1 Online
If you already have a cable or satellite provider, you can watch Game 1 online at Watch TNT. You just need your log-in and password information and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch TNT 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 TNT 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 TNT 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 Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
For Sling TV users, you can watch TNT 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.