If the Bulls vs Grizzlies game is in your market, you can watch a live stream via FuboTV or Hulu with Live TV. If it’s out of your market, you can watch a live stream via Amazon Prime or NBA.com. More details can be found below.
The Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies will look to bounce back from tough opening night losses as they square off FedExForum on Friday.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET. Here’s how to watch a live stream of the Bulls vs Grizzlies on your computer, phone or streaming device, with the options being dependent on whether or not the game is in your market:
If the Game is in Your Market
The game will be televised locally on either NBC Sports Chicago (Bulls market) or Fox Sports Southeast (Grizzlies market). If you don’t have cable, you can watch either of those channels live online via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
For those who live in local markets, NBC Sports Chicago and Fox Sports Southeast are among the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bulls vs Grizzlies 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 the game live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch any game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
For those who live in local markets, NBC Sports Chicago and Fox Sports Southeast are part of the 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s huge on-demand streaming TV and movie library.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bulls vs Grizzlies 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 the game 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.
If The Game is Out of Your Market
This is ultimately the same as regular NBA League Pass (more info on that below), but this is the preferred option because you can watch games on Amazon’s digital platforms rather than NBA’s. The latter has had user experience and buffering issues in the past.
Whether you already have Amazon Prime or you start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch every out-of-market, non-nationally televised NBA game via Amazon Prime’s NBA League Pass channel. A free trial is available until October 29, meaning you can watch this game at no cost.
You can sign up for both Amazon Prime and the NBA League Pass channel right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bulls vs Grizzlies and all out-of-market games on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Again, this is mostly the same as the Amazon Prime option above, with the big different being you’ll watch through NBA’s digital platforms rather than Amazon’s. There are also a few different pricing options when signing up for League Pass through NBA.com (one-team pass, all-team pass or all-team, commercial-free pass), but they also have a free trial through October 29.
You can sign up right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Bulls vs Grizzlies and all out-of-market games on your computer via the NBA website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other compatible device via the NBA app.
Bulls vs Grizzlies Preview
After hanging with the Heat and leading for a good part of the game in their opener, a wonky fourth quarter derailed the Grizzlies in their opener, losing 120-101.
However, a bright spot for Memphis was rookie Ja Morant — the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. He had 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in his debut.
“When you sit down with the guy and you talk about basketball, you talk about what he’s seeing on the floor, he’s a step ahead,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. “He’s already seeing plays before they develop. I think our entire team is going to benefit from his unselfish style of play.”
Morant, who played his college ball at Murray State, is a competitor, so he wasn’t checking the box score after the loss.
“I’m not focused on the positives,” Morant said. “For me it’s just the negative. I felt I could have been better in a lot of places, help my team out with turning up the pace to keep us going. They capitalized on a lot of our mistakes tonight.”
Memphis went 33-49 overall last season, but are coming into a season without franchise pillars Mike Conley, who was traded in the offseason, and big man Marc Gasol, who went to the Raptors at the trade deadline last year, winning his first NBA championship.
The Bulls lost a heartbreaker to the Hornets last time out, unable to hold on down the stretch. They had come back from a 16-point first half deficit.
“We were in mud early. I don’t think defensively we had the edge we needed early,” said head coach Jim Boylen. “Maybe they (were) tight, maybe they (were) nervous,” Boylen said. “I think they care, I think they’re trying. A team defended the home court on opening night. You have to give them credit. I thought they kind of punched us and we didn’t respond right away, then kind of got our sea legs back and got back in the game.”
Lauri Markkanen led the way with 35 points and 17 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to get the opening night win on the road.
“When he gets 35 and 17 we need to win,” Boylen said.
There was talk that Markkanen was settling for outside shots rather than using his 7-foot frame to do work in the paint.
“They really said that (I was settling for threes)?” said Markkanen. “Yeah, I was looking for the shots. I know in the regular season it is going to be different, get involved more and obviously the rotations. It kind of showed the way we can play; so just have to work every day and get better at it.”
The Bulls are 2-point road favorites for the game against the Griz.
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