The Boston Celtics head to Madison Square Garden Saturday for a matchup with the New York Knicks. While it’s still early in the year, it’s worth noting this one features two teams who currently sit at 1-1.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Boston (in Celtics markets) and MSG Network (in Knicks 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:
How to Watch Celtics vs Knicks Online if You’re in Market
NBC Sports Boston (local markets) and MSG Network (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 NBC Sports Boston (local markets). MSG Network is not included. 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).
How to Watch Celtics vs Knicks Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Celtics or Knicks 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 subscription, 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.
After a dominant 105-87 opening-night victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Celtics fell to another top-tier Eastern Conference team on Friday in the Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry managed to slow down the Celtics after their red-hot start, and the team fell to 1-1 on the season with the 113-101 loss.
As for the Knicks, they were a last-second basket from Caris LeVert away from forcing overtime Friday and potentially moving to 2-0 on the season. After New Yorks’ exceptional opening-night performance in a 126-107 blowout of the Atlanta Hawks, they fell 107-105 at Barclay’s to move to 1-1 on the season as well.
Although the Celtics are expected to be a championship contender this year and the Knicks are pushing forward with an interesting rebuild, both teams have plenty of talent. Unfortunately, we know Kristaps Porzingis will be out for this game and possibly the season for the Knicks, while Gordon Hayward will also get the night off to rest for Boston.
There are still quite a few storylines on tap and a whole lot of exceptional players on both sides. For the Celtics, it’s been Jayson Tatum leading the way this season, averaging 19.5 points and nine rebounds per game, both team highs. Kyrie Irving bounced back from a rough 2-14 shooting performance in the opener to score 21 points and dish out six assists against the Raptors.
On the Knicks side, Tim Hardaway Jr. has been lighting it up, averaging 30 points through three games. Equally as impressive has been the strong play of Enes Kanter, who’s finally receiving extended minutes under new head coach David Fizdale. Kanter is averaging 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds over 31.5 minutes per game.
This one should be enjoyable, as all opposing teams enjoy playing at Madison Square Garden, so names like Irving, Tatum and quite a few others could look to make their presence felt early.