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Bulls vs. Nets Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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Jimmy Butler and the Bulls hit the road Monday night (Getty)

After winning their first two games of the season at home, the Chicago Bulls look to move to 3-0 as they visit the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Looking for a live stream of tonight’s Bulls-Nets game? There are a handful of options, depending on where you live and whether you have cable.

With this game being aired nationally on NBA TV, fans outside of the Chicago and Brooklyn media markets won’t have an option for online streaming as the game is blacked out on NBA League Pass. Fans in Brooklyn can watch their regional broadcast (YES Network) on Sling TV, which also offers a free trial. Read on for details.

If you’re unsure whether you’re subjected to League Pass’ blackout restrictions, you can click here and enter your zip code. You’ll get a message letting you know which teams’ games are blacked out in your area.

Here’s a rundown of the streaming options:

If You Don’t Have Cable

Outside of the Chicago and Brooklyn markets: No available online streaming options:

If you’re not in the Chicago or Brooklyn markets, you won’t be able to watch the game via NBA League Pass. The Bulls-Nets game is an NBA TV national broadcast, and there is no way to stream the channel via the internet, mobile app or tablet.

In Brooklyn: Watch via Sling TV’s free trial:

If you’re in Brooklyn, you can watch your regional broadcast through Sling TV, an online streaming service that offers access to a growing number of networks for a monthly fee. You can watch the game for free by taking advantage of Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Blue package, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Orange package, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Blue package is the only one that includes Fox Sports’ regional networks. Note: the Blue package is listed immediately to the right of the Orange package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling app on your desktop or mobile device, and navigate over to YES Network to watch the game.

If you’re on a mobile device, you can download the Sling app for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

If You Have Cable

In Chicago:

You can watch the game via either CSNChicago.com or the NBC Sports app, simply by using the login information from your cable provider account.

To download the NBC Sports app for an Apple device, click here.

To download the NBC Sports app for an Android device, click here.

The NBC Sports app is also available for Windows, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, XBox and Samsung. Click here to access download links for those specific platforms.

In Brooklyn:

YES Network does not currently broadcast games via internet live stream. You would need to sign up for Sling TV’s free trial in order to watch the game online, with directions on how to do that available above.

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