The New York Knicks open up their preseason schedule Tuesday night with a game against the Houston Rockets. With Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis being joined by a host of newcomers including former Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, and led by a new head coach in Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks will have a much different look in 2016-17. Houston is looking to pick up its second win of the preseason, as they opened with a 131-94 win over the Shanghai Sharks Sunday night.
The game is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and will be televised on ESPN. Not going to be near a television for the game? That’s OK, as there are multiple options when it comes to watching the game online.
How To Watch if You Have a Cable Login
ESPN provides viewers with the ability to watch content on a desktop (or laptop) computer, tablet or a mobile device depending upon what’s available to the customer.
Desktop (or Laptop)
Simply go to the WatchESPN page and select the Knicks vs. Rockets game from the list of available games. Once the game is selected you will be prompted to choose your cable service provider, which will then direct you to the provider’s login page. Simply log in with your cable service provider credentials, and you will be redirected back to the WatchESPN page where you can access the game.
Tablet or Mobile
For both tablets and mobile devices there’s the ESPN app, which can be downloaded for free from either the Apple, Google Play, Windows or Amazon app stores. As is the case with a desktop, the viewer simply has to log in with their cable service provider username and password to access the game.
How To Watch if You Don’t Have a Cable Login
Desktop (or Laptop)
There are multiple ways in which to watch the game if you do not have a cable subscription, with one being through Sling TV. Sling TV’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 per month, but there’s also the option of signing up for a free 7-day trial. To sign up simply go to the signup page, where you will have to set your login information. Sling will ask for credit card information during the process, but cancelling the subscription before the end of the 7-day trial will keep you from getting charged.
After completing the process of signing up for Sling, simply download the desktop app and navigate over to ESPN in order to watch the game.
Via the Sling App
The process of watching the game via the Sling app (tablet or mobile) begins with signing up for Sling service, with the steps being the same as above. After signing up, download the Sling app to your tablet or mobile device. From there simply go to the ESPN website and you will now be able to watch the game.
You can also watch via connected TV, with there being Sling TV apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, XBox One, Chromecast and Android TV.