Hey there, Kristaps Porzingis, welcome to the NBA.
The New York Knicks rookie is set to make his regular season debut on Wednesday night as the squad looks to jumpstart a turnaround season after last year’s disappointing performance.
The Knicks plummeted to the worst record in franchise history last year, just two seasons after winning the Atlantic Division title and a playoff series. Now, the team is looking to start the 2015-16 season on a high-note against a Milwaukee Bucks squad that is still dealing with a handful of injuries.
Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will both be sidelined on Wednesday night. The Bucks are hoping that Parker, who is still recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, will be back in the lineup in November. “Hopefully, in that first couple of weeks of November, he can come back and start his process, his journey, of playing 10 to 15 minutes a night and hopefully getting his load bigger as the season goes on,” Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said.
Tip-off for the season-opener for both squads is slated for 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Wisconsin and MSG, as well as NBA League Pass. If you’re not in the local broadcast area, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
How to Watch Knicks-Bucks Online
Fans can purchase NBA League Pass to view live, out-of-market games. The entire season can be purchased for a one-time rate of $199.99 or five payments of $44.99. There are also options to purchase NBA Team Pass, offering out-of-market viewings for one team all season, for $119.99 as well as an NBA Single Game option for out-of-market matchups. The single game choice can be purchased for a one-time payment of $6.99 up to three days in advance.
NBA League Pass can also be viewed on several other streaming devices, including Xbox (with an Xbox Live account), Apple TV and Android Fire Tablet.
All three NBA League options are also available, for free, with a seven-day trial. Fans only have to set up an account and can even use their Facebook log-in to start watching games. A credit card isn’t necessary to sign up for the free trial.
Users can also watch Knicks games on MSG GO by logging in with their TV provider. MSG GO features live Knicks games, when they are being broadcast by MSG Network, and also includes pre-game and post-game sows. It is available at no additional cost for those viewers whose TV providers include MSG Network. For more information on MSG GO, head to the site’s FAQ page here.
How to Watch Knicks-Bucks on Mobile
Fans can download the 2015-16 NBA app and receive an NBA League Pass free trial from October 27 to November 3. The app can be downloaded for free in the App store or the Google Play store. NBA League Pass subscribers can also activate digital access to their mobile devices here.