The Brooklyn Nets will look for their sixth win in a row when they host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBA TV (nationally), YES Network (in Nets markets) and Spectrum SportsNet (in Lakers markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBA TV (everywhere) and YES Network (local markets) are both included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 75-plus channels and is tailored towards sports. Spectrum SportsNet isn’t available on Fubo. You can sign up for a free seven-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.
YES Network (local markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package, while NBA TV (everywhere) is in the “Sports Extra” add-on. Spectrum SportsNet is not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free seven-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.
YES Network (local markets) is included in the “Hulu with Live TV” channel bundle, but NBA TV and Spectrum SportsNet are not available on Hulu. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game (if you’re in the Heat market) 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).
Lakers vs Nets Preview
After an eight-game losing streak that seemed to spell the end of Brooklyn’s playoff hopes — breakout wing Caris LeVert went down with a brutal ankle injury in the second game of the stretch — the Nets have snapped off five straight wins. Now they’re two games out of a playoff spot.
“I think we’re really sharing the ball,” Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said following the Nets’ 144-127 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, according to STATS LLC. “Thirty-four assists two games in a row. That’s high level, making the extra pass, good to great, playing with the pass, all the stuff we have been preaching since the beginning and then, obviously, that thing is going in. I would add to that, our drive game. We are an aggressive driving team and that opened stuff up for our shooting.”
The streak features a pair of wins over elite Eastern Conference foes — they edged the Toronto Raptors at home, and handed the Philadelphia 76ers their first home defeat of the season, though Jimmy Butler was not in uniform. On Sunday, the Nets scored the second-most points in a regulation game in franchise history.
“I think just our commitment for wanting to see each other do better,” point guard D’Angelo Russell said, per STATS LLC. “Everybody is aggressive at the appropriate time but still wanting to make that extra pass for the next guy, still having your teammates’ back on the defensive end, that rotation. We’re making those plays.”
On Sunday, LeBron James’ Lakers got blown out in their visit to the Washington Wizards, 128-110.
“We’re a team that’s built on energy and depth,” James said after the loss, per the Associated Press. “We didn’t have either tonight.”
The team’s biggest offseason acquisition shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 13 points. He also turned the ball over four times, to just three assists.
“We have to get some rest,” James said, per STATS LLC. “We have two days so no excuses obviously with the game being on Tuesday. I watched the game before we played. They put up 140 something points, so we have to be ready to defend for 48 minutes.”
The Lakers played the night before, besting the Charlotte Hornets on the road, 128-100, before they traveled to Washington.
“Not a lot of good to take from that other than the lesson of you don’t show up to play in the NBA you will not win,” Lakers head coach Luke Walton said, per STATS LLC. “Whether it was a back to back. I don’t know it was. We did not have the proper energy to win an NBA game tonight.”
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