The Utah Jazz will host the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday, October 20 at Vivint Arena.
The game (9 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on Bally Sports Oklahoma for those who live in the Thunder market and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain for those who live in the Jazz market. It will also stream live on NBA League Pass for everyone out of market.
Here’s a full rundown of how you can watch a live stream of the Thunder vs Jazz, with your options depending on where you live:
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If the Game is in Your Market
Note: This option is for viewers in the Thunder and Jazz markets
DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Bally Sports Oklahoma and AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (both live in local markets) are included in “Choice” and up.
You can sign up right here:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Thunder vs Jazz live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.
If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
Note: This option is for viewers in the Jazz market
You can watch a live stream of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (live in local markets) and 100-plus other live TV channels (TNT not included) on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Thunder vs Jazz live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
If the Game is out of Your Market
Note: This is ultimately the same as regular NBA League Pass (more info on that below), but with this option you’ll be able to watch games on the Amazon app, which tends to be available on more devices than the NBA app
Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch every out-of-market NBA game via Prime Channels. You can try both Amazon Prime and the NBA League Pass channel at no cost with a free trial:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime NBA League Pass channel, out-of-market viewers can watch the Thunder vs Jazz live or on-demand on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
Again, this is mostly the same as the Amazon Prime option above, with the big difference being you’ll watch on NBA’s platforms rather than Amazon’s:
Once signed up for NBA League Pass, out-of-market viewers can watch the Thunder vs Jazz live or on-demand on the NBA app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or 5, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, Android tablet or other compatible device.
You can also watch on your computer via the NBA website.
Thunder vs Jazz Preview
The Jazz added Rudy Gay, Hassan Whiteside, and Eric Paschall this offseason, after finishing with a 52-20 record last season. It was the best record in the Western Conference, and the best in the NBA. Utah scored 116.4 points a game last year, which was 4th in the NBA and they allowed 107.2 points a game on defense (3rd in the league).
“We got some guys that can really help us,” reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert said, per The News Observer. “We saw that we needed to get a little better defensively, especially in the playoffs. We got some guys who can help us do that and help our team.”
“We saw a lot of evolution with our group last year,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder added.
Utah will be going up against an Oklahoma City team that finished with a 22-50 record last season. OKC has one of the youngest rosters in the league, and it shows.
“The way I look at it is the same as my personal development. You can’t rush it,” OKC guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander said, via News 9. “All you can do is control the present day by day. So, for me it’s the same as this team. The control every day we go into practice. Are we doing things the right way? The winning mentality, winning way. And I think it will take care of itself.”
Still, there’s a lot to look forward to on this young Oklahoma City roster, including Gilgeous-Alexander, who averaged 23.7 points a game last year, and Australian phenom Josh Giddey, OKC’s sixth overall pick in the draft this year.
“His intelligence and feel and instincts, I think it makes a lot of sense when you look at the way he came up,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said about Giddey. “He comes from a basketball family. He was around the game. There’s great passion for basketball in Australia that he was exposed to as a young age. There’s great pride in the national team there that he’s been involved with from a very young age. I think that certainly helps. I think that’s a huge part of who he is as a player and as a person.”
Here’s a look at the projected starting lineups for both teams heading into this game:
Jazz Projected Starting Lineup: Mike Conley (PG), Donovan Mitchell (SG), Royce O’Neale (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (PF), Rudy Gobert (C)
Thunder Projected Starting Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG), Josh Giddey (SG), Luguentz Dort (SG), Aleksej Pokusevski (PF) Mike Muscala (C)