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Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Live Stream: How To Watch NBA Playoffs Online


The one-seed Boston Celtics are set to kick off a best-of-seven series against the four-seed Washington Wizards. This should be one of the most competitive second round matchups, as these teams are pretty damn even. In the regular season, Boston and Washington split their four meetings, with each team winning their two home games.

The Celtics looked to be in major trouble in their first round series against the eight-seed Chicago Bulls after losing their first two games at home to fall down 0-2. But they rallied back to win four straight games, beating the Bulls by an average margin of 14.75 points to send Chicago packing in six. Isaiah Thomas lead the way for Boston, as he averaged 23.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.0 steals in the series.

Washington didn’t have to face the same adversity that Boston went through in the first round, but they still found themselves in a fiercely competitive series. The Wizards beat the five-seed Atlanta Hawks 4-2, carried by an unreal series from John Wall. The four-time All-Star scored 42 points in the Game 6 clincher, and he posted jaw-dropping averages of 29.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 10.3 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.

Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch the Wizards take on the Celtics in Boston.

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Game 1 Viewing Details

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M. EST
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Masachusetts
TV Channel: ABC
Spread: Boston -4, O/U 215

How To Live Stream Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Game 1 Online

Because ESPN and ABC are under the same umbrella, the easiest way to stream the Celtics battling the Wizards 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.

DIRECTV users can live stream Game 1 online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you can 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 Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards 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 StoreGoogle PlayAmazon 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.

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