The marathon that is the NBA regular season is finally over, which is glorious news to the casual sports fan. The NBA playoffs are here, and we should be treated to a ton of drama and exciting finishes over the next couple of months. Getcha popcorn ready and protect your groin if you are within 500 feet of Draymond Green.
One of the favorites to hoist the coveted Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy this year are the Cleveland Cavaliers. The defending champs went 51-31 in the regular season, which was good for the two-seed in the Eastern Conference. They had a shot at passing the Boston Celtics (53-29) for the one-seed, but they decided to rest key players late in the season. Cleveland is betting that a fresh LeBron James is more important than home field advantage, and considering that they won Game 5 and Game 7 of last year’s NBA Finals on the road, they might be on to something.
Looking to play spoiler in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs will be the Indiana Pacers. Indiana had a solid 42-40 campaign, and Paul George posted a second straight terrific season after suffering that devastating knee injury. George made his third All-Star team, boasting averages of 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.
Cleveland went 3-1 against Indiana in the regular season, and the Cavaliers are a whopping -1350 favorite to win the series. While the Pacers probably won’t send the Cavs home, there is a great chance that Lance Stephenson will do something real bizarre.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 P.M. EST
Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
TV Channel: ABC
Spread: Cleveland -8, O/U 213
How To Live Stream Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Game 1 Online
Because ESPN and ABC are under the same umbrella, the easiest way to stream the Cavs battling the Pacers is through WatchESPN. You won’t even need a cable or satellite provider to watch the action.
You can also watch the game online via ABC’s website. 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 live stream Game 1 online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
You can also watch today’s game 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 Blue package includes ABC and costs $25 a month, but like DIRECTV NOW you can sign up for a free seven-day trial and if you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note ABC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in: Chicago, Fresno, Houston, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Raleigh-Durham.
Watch Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s game 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 roll with the ABC app if you would like to live stream Game 1 on your phone, tablet, or mobile device. The ABC App is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Fire. Once you download the app, log in with your cable provider information.
Another route to go to fulfill your basketball needs is 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.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app in the App Store and Google Play where you can watch ABC for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.