The Golden State Warriors (57-25; 1-0) had an easy time handling the Los Angeles Clippers (48-34; 0-1) on Saturday and will look to follow suit in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series at Oracle Arena on Monday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 10:30 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.
Warriors vs Clippers Game 2 Preview
The Warriors’ 121-104 victory in Game 1 was indeed the Steph Curry Show. Curry, the two-time (back-to-back) NBA Most Valuable Player, scored a game-high 38 points on 11-of-18 shooting with eight three-point field goals, becoming the league’s all-time postseason leader in the category at the ripe age of 30-years old. Curry’s performance masked an otherwise lackluster, sloppy Golden State game in which the team racked up an astonishingly high 21 turnovers.
Head coach Doc Rivers and the Clippers were playing catch-up from the get-go. Despite 26- and 25-point efforts from Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams respectively, the combined 51-point bench effort from both players wasn’t enough to overcome the significant talent gap in Game 1. The Warriors went on a 16-5 run to end the first half, giving them an 11-point lead at intermission they wouldn’t relinquish.
The game, however, was overshadowed by the ejections of Kevin Durant (23 points) and Clippers veteran guard Patrick Beverley late. Within a span of 19 seconds, Durant and Beverley were each hit with a pair of technical fouls and eventually ejected; the Warriors and Clippers played out the final 4:41 of the game without each.
Following the win, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters in a postgame press conference that he expects more from his former two-time NBA Finals MVP in that situation:
“He took the bait. That’s two technicals. Whether you play four playoff games or 24, seven is the magic number. He’s got four to play with. After one game. But that’s what Beverley does.
We talked about it for the last couple days. He’s a hell of a defender. He plays hard. Got a lot of respect for him. We already talked about it for two days. That’s one of our keys: Don’t take the bait. And we took it, so you just can’t do it.”
Beverley has a reputation for being a smash-mouth, in-your-face type of player. Both Durant and Beverley have a propensity for technical fouls as well; Durant led the NBA this season with 17, while Beverley finished tied for fifth (Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond) with 14.
A positive, though, for Golden State was the standout play of Draymond Green in Game 1. Green turned in one of his vintage glue-guy efforts, finishing with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes. Green has a decisive advantage against the Clippers’ forward Danilo Gallinari (15 points, eight rebounds in Game 1), and Kerr will look to continue exploiting match-ups that force Rivers to forgo his big men in favor of smaller players, opening up the paint for the Warriors.