The Brooklyn Nets (42-40; 1-1) head home 90 minutes up Interstate-95 to host their first playoff game in four years when they take on Philadelphia 76ers (51-31; 1-1) in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Barclays Center on Thursday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. If you want to watch a live stream of the game, you can do so via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
TNT is one of 85-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including TNT.
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 (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
PS Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include TNT.
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
76ers vs Nets Game 3 Preview
Brooklyn is the host of a postseason game for the first time since 2015. The Nets, who ferociously jumped out to a 111-102 win in Game 1 on the strength of their bench, faded thanks to the 76ers’ stars in a 145-123 losing effort in Game 2. Only one Nets starter, D’Angelo Russell (16 points) finished the game in double-figures in scoring, while the 76ers had four.
Joel Embiid led the way for the 76ers with a game-high 23 points; Embiid finished with a double-double, adding 10 rebounds, impressively in just 21 minutes. For Embiid, it was his ninth consecutive game with a double-double, after finishing with 22 points and 15 rebounds in a Game 1 loss.
Ben Simmons needed to play better in Game 2 and dictate the tempo for the 76ers early, and he did. Simmons recorded a double-double of his own, adding 18 points — on 8-of-12 shooting — with 12 assists. Tobias Harris added 19 points, while J.J. Redick scored 17; Jimmy Butler, who scored 36 points in Game 1, finished with just seven.
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson remains positive, and told reporters the split in the first two games was something his team can use to build more momentum when they return home.
“We go back to Brooklyn. The old story, if you would have told us before we’re splitting here in Philly, I think we’d be happy. But I’m not pleased with the way we presented ourselves. We were below average, quite honestly. One thing about the Brooklyn Nets, they’ve always bounced back and always responded after a game like this and I expect our guys to respond.”
Atkinson used smart rotations and a lackadaisical 76ers effort to out-coach Brett Brown in Game 1. Brown’s team answered his call, returning with a much better effort at Wells Fargo center on Monday.
Tensions will be high following the Flagrant 1 foul Embiid was charged against Jarrett Allen in Game 2. Allen has struggled playing heads up against Embiid in this series, scoring just two points in Game 1 and nine in Game 2.
The perimeter players of the Nets have been effective, but the remainder of the roster, including Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — who scored 15 points in Game 2 after going scoreless in Game 100 will need to make their presences known more in order to sweep Games 3 and 4 at home.
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