It’s hard to imagine a better way to start this NBA season than with a matchup between the two teams that are each favored so heavily to lead their conference. The game between the Boston Celtics and defending conference champions the Cleveland Cavaliers will take place this Tuesday night at 8:00 PM.
After a lot of offseason moves and acquisitions from both these teams the outcome of this matchup is certainly unexpected and something you definitely do not want to miss. In a trade between the Celtics and the Cavs, Cleveland sent over their superstar point guard in Kyrie Irving to Boston in exchange for fellow point guard Isiah Thomas along with Small Forward Jae Crowder and Center Ante Zizic. Not to mention a 2018 first round pick that came shortly after news of the original player deal.
The trade, that took many by surprise, breaks up of the league’s most dynamic duos– Lebron James and Kyrie Irving. Kyrie’s 2016 average of 21 points per game will now be replaced with Isiah Thomas’ 19 points per game but not without some help from other offseason acquisitions. While they may be considered past their prime, Derrick Rose and Dwayne Wade will certainly make an impact whether they are starting or coming off the bench. The combined scoring power of these three guys with the defensive ability of the two new big guys in Crowder and Zizic who averaged 6 rebounds per game in the European League.
The Celtics, on the other hand, look to start their season with a starting five led by Irving. As the teams top projected player, Irving will most likely look to Gordon Hayward as his second-in-command making a player relationship with similarities to that of Lebron and Kyrie’s. Hayward averaged 21 points per game last season along with a little over 5 rebounds.
Celtics vs. Cavs 2017 Viewing Details
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Where: Cleveland, Ohio
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: TNT.com
How to Watch Celtics vs. Cavs Online
Your best bet for watching the NBA Awards online via live stream is at TNT.com where you will need to sign in with a log in and password for your cable provider.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game 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.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the show through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device 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 FOX and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. 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.
How to Watch Celtics vs. Cavs on Phone, Tablet or Mobile
If you can’t watch on your TV or computer, TNT has you covered with their Watch TNT App. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store or the Microsoft Store.
You can also watch the TV series on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.