Anthony Davis’ New Orleans Pelicans will look to remain the Western Conference’s only unbeaten team when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on YES Network (in Nets markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (in Pelicans markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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YES Network (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets) are included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including YES Network (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” 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).
YES Network (local markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package, but Fox Sport New Orleans is not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
How to Watch Nets vs Pelicans Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Nets or Pelicans area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subsription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
The New Orleans Pelicans have won all three of their games to start the year, including a season-opening 131-112 beatdown of the Houston Rockets, who had the conference’s best record a season ago.
Two more manageable opponents followed: the Sacramento Kings (149-129) and the Los Angeles Clippers (116-109). Head coach Alvin Gentry wasn’t entirely pleased with his team’s performance at home against Los Angeles.
“I thought our shot selection was questionable in that game, probably more so than any other game in the preseason or the two we played (before),” Gentry said after the victory, according to the The Times-Picayune. “We want to play with pace, but we want to make sure our shot selection is on.”
Davis is looking like an MVP candidate in the early going, averaging 30.3 points, 13 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 3.3 blocks, and a pair of steals per game. The big man’s partner in the starting frontcourt, Nikola Mirotic, has been electric so far, averaging 28 points and 10.3 boards. Offseason signing Julius Randle has been a monster off the bench, posting an efficient 18.7 points and nine rebounds in just 23.3 minutes per game.
Just about the only Pelicans starter struggling on offense is Jrue Holiday, who’s shooting a paltry 31.6 percent from the field. He’s missed all 11 of his three-point attempts.
“I’m not worried. We won. I don’t care,” Holiday said, per The Times-Picayune. “It’s three games. Maybe (Friday night) I’ll go off. But I’m 3-0. It might be the first time I’ve been 3-0.”
To go 4-0, the Western Conference’s top team will have to go through the 2-2 Nets, who crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, 102-86.
The 86 points were a season low for Nets opponents; the previous low was 103.
“I thought we played some good defense. We cut our turnovers down and started rebounding the ball. Those were the keys,” head coach Kenny Atkinson said after the win, according to Nets Daily. “It was the key to the game. We told our guys at halftime they had 15 offensive rebounds. We needed to cut that down to have a chance.”
D’Angelo Russell’s 18 points and eight assists led the Nets. Joe Harris went 4-of-5 from three-point range and scored 16.
“Just by moving the basketball, we went from getting good shots to great shots,” Harris said after the victory, according to the Associated Press. “As long as you’re doing that, the shots are going to start falling. We’re trying to build on games like this. Hopefully, we can keep it going.”
New Orleans won both meetings with the Nets a season ago; the second victory required two overtime periods.