After a huge victory over the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics now have the ultimate task of taking on the defending champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Home court advantage lies with the Celtics, who will get to play the first two games of this series at the TD Garden.
The two teams’ paths to the Eastern Conference Finals have been quite different. The Cavaliers are currently 8-0 in the playoffs and well rested to say the least. The Celtics are coming off two grueling series where they’ve won 4-2 and 4-3, respectively. Boston is hoping to carry that momentum into the first game.
Handing Cleveland their first loss in the playoffs is going to be easier said than done, but playing at home to kick things off will definitely help. LeBron James has seemed completely unstoppable at times during these playoffs, and the rest of the team is riding the wave. With James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love in the mix, the Cavaliers are a matchup nightmare and have depth coming in off the bench.
The Celtics have played consistently better at home after going 4-0 at the TD Garden against the Wizards. Boston will need their surrounding cast to play flawless in order to accomplish the upset. We’re looking at Kelly Olynyk after he somehow proved to be the hero of game seven with 26 points out of nowhere. Isaiah Thomas will have to find ways to keep doing what he’s been doing especially lining up, most likely, against Irving.
With the stage set for game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, here’s all the ways to watch the Cavaliers battle the Celtics.
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 8:30 P.M. EST
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
TV Channel: TNT
Spread: Cleveland -4.5, O/U 220
How To Live Stream Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 Online
If you already have a cable or satellite provider, you can watch the Celtics take on the Cavaliers 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. Cleveland Cavaliers 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.