One of the most entertaining matchups of the 2021 NBA Playoffs concludes Saturday when the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Game 7 (8:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised nationally on TNT. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the Bucks vs Nets online:
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AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TNT is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the Bucks vs Nets live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
TNT is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with TNT, and you can get your first month for just $10:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Bucks vs Nets live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.
You can watch a live stream of TNT and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Bucks vs Nets live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Bucks vs Nets Game 7 Preview
The Bucks have roared back into this series after initially going down 2-1. Led by dominant performances by Giannis Antetokounmpo (30 points , 17 rebounds) and Khris Middleton (38 points, 10 rebounds), Milwaukee won Game 6, 104-89. The Bucks were in the driver’s seat for most of the game, and while Brooklyn managed to whittle the Bucks’ 14-point lead in the third quarter down, pulling within five points, Giannis and company were ultimately too much in transition.
Milwaukee went 7 of 33 from three-point range, however, which is something it will have to clean up a bit in Game 7. Of course, the Bucks could be better served by feeding their superstar in the paint, which is what has worked for them all season long.
“I didn’t shoot a three tonight, but I was just trying to be aggressive, get downhill, make the right play,” Antetokounmpo said. “There was one or two times I was open to shoot a three, but I still wanted to go downhill. … When I play to my strengths is when I enjoy the game the most.”
On the other side, the Nets have been hampered slightly by James Harden’s nagging hamstring injury. Harden scored 16 points, while dishing out seven assists and hauling in five rebounds on Game 6. He also had four steals, but it was clear he wasn’t himself. How much this affects Game 7 remains to be seen, but Harden doesn’t appear too concerned.
“It’s not even about rust,” Harden said after the game. “It’s about being able to move. Day by day, I continue to get better. Last game, Game 5 was first time I did any movement since I got hurt. Tonight was no different. I’m out there to do whatever it takes to win. I got to be better on both ends of the ball, which I will be for Game 7.”
As he has been all year, Kevin Durant will be huge for Brooklyn in this game. The Nets big man is averaging 33.3 points and 10.8 rebounds a game throughout the series, and it may take a Herculean effort similar to the one he gave in Game 5 to topple the surging Bucks. Durant scored 49 points and grabbed 17 boards in the Nets’ 114-108 win, leading both teams in both categories.
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