The Philadelphia 76ers (51-31; 2-1) have the opportunity to take a commanding 3-1 series lead as the Brooklyn Nets (42-20; 1-2) host their Atlantic Division rivals in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3 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 4 Preview
The 76ers were tasked with defeating the Nets in their own building without All-Star center Joel Embiid. Embiid, who missed Game 3 with what has been now diagnosed as a “sore knee,” has already been ruled doubtful for Game 4 on Saturday.
After a Game 1 win against the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Nets have fallen flat the past two games in Brooklyn. Ben Simmons finally came alive for the 76ers in Game 3, scoring a game-high 31 points, on 11-of-13 shooting, with nine assists in a 131-115 victory.
In addition to Simmons’ 31-point performance, Tobias Harris finished with a double-double, recording 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting while adding 16 rebounds (15 on the defensive end). JJ Redick was a difference-maker for the first time this series, posting 26 points while hitting five of nine three-point attempts, and Jimmy Butler added 16 points of his own.
Brett Brown adjusted his coaching strategy for Game 3 on the road, and the 76ers deployed a more balanced attack in the absence of Embiid, which ultimately paid off. Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters a better defensive effort will get the Nets back down Interstate-95 with a 2-2 split of the first four games.
“I think we have to look at everything. It starts defensively in terms of what we have to do. I think we look at lineups. It’s only 1-2. We come back here Saturday and if we win, it’s a different series.I think we have to look at some different things. Obviously, what we have been doing the last two games is not working.”
The Nets’ collective effort was there, but the starting unit isn’t giving Atkinson enough to match the 76ers’ starting unit. D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert led the way scoring 26 points each; Russell was in the starting lineup, however, LeVert was not.
Despite strong efforts from the duo, Russell finished with only three assists, and LeVert played only 28 minutes. Atkinson’s minutes distribution needs to be better in order to give his team the opportunity to avoid an early hole; Brooklyn trailed 32-24 after the first quarter in Game 3, and never held the lead again. That, and the Nets’ other four starters finished with 32 points combined.