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Warriors vs. Lakers: How to Watch Online for Free

Patrick McCaw Warriors

A second round pick out of UNLV, Patrick McCaw has played well for the Warriors (Getty)

The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers meet for the second time in less than a week, with this meeting taking place in San Diego. The game, scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, will be shown nationally on ESPN with those in Los Angeles being able to watch the game on Spectrum SportsNet. Golden State won Saturday night in Las Vegas, 112-107, with the margin being closed by the Laker reserves after trailing by as much as 28 points.

One reserve who has played well for the Warriors during the preseason is rookie Patrick McCaw, who has shown signs of possibly being ready to help Steve Kerr’s team once the regular season begins. McCaw shot just 3-for-11 from the field Saturday, but he finished with 13 points, four rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes of play. McCaw and the other reserves for both teams should see plenty of action Tuesday night as both teams approach the end of their respective preseason schedules.

Looking for a live stream of the game? There are a handful of options available, including a free trial from Sling TV.

Here’s a roundup of the options (to watch via ESPN):


If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In

On the Web:

If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Orange package, which includes ESPN, costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with 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 Orange package, which costs $20 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Blue package, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Orange package is the only one that includes ESPN. Fortunately, it’s the default package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to ESPN to watch the game.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the game on the Sling app, which you can download 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.

The service’s Orange package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of games for free, you can do so with 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 Orange package, which costs $20 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Blue package and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Best of Live TV package is the only one that includes ESPN. Fortunately, it’s the default package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling mobile app or utilize the app on your connected TV, and navigate over to ESPN to watch the game.

If you sign up for the free Sling trial you can also watch the game for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. When you’re prompted to select your TV provider, select Sling and enter your username and password.


If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-in That Includes ESPN

On the Web:

If you have the log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch the game for free at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream.

With an App:

If you you have log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch the game for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN to watch the stream.

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