The New York Knicks take on their Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Celtics in the first of four regular-season meetings Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV (nationally), NBC Sports Boston (locally in Celtics market) and MSG (locally in Knicks market). If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBA TV, NBC Sports Boston (local markets) and MSG (local markets) are all among the 95-plus channels included in FuboTV’s main bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch the Celtics vs Knicks live 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 included with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
NBA TV is included in Sling TV’s Sports Extra add-on, which can be added to either the Sling Orange or Sling Blue main channel bundle. NBC Sports Boston and MSG aren’t included, but the game will still be on NBA TV in the Celtics and Knicks markets.
You can sign up for a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch the Celtics vs Knicks live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage for an additional $5 per month.
NBC Sports Boston (local) is 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. However, MSG and NBA TV aren’t included with Hulu, so this is only an option for those in the Celtics market.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Celtics vs Knicks 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.
Celtics vs Knicks Preview
The New York Knicks (0-2) and Boston Celtics (1-1) will face-off on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, in the first meeting between the Atlantic Division rivals this season.
Both the Celtics and Knicks will be playing their second game in as many nights.
The Celtics picked up their first win of the new campaign on Friday, beating the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors 112-106.
Leading the way for Boston were Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown who both scored 25 points.
The Celtics’ key offseason acquisition, Kemba Walker, bounced back from a lackluster season-opening performance with 22 points in the win against the Raptors.
Boston may be without their top two big men on Saturday, as both Enes Kanter (bruised knee) and Daniel Theis (sprained ankle) are nursing early-season injuries.
Meanwhile, the Knicks had a spirited late-game rally on Friday in Brooklyn but ultimately fell to the Nets 113-109.
The Knicks erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter and took the lead against their cross-city rivals, before going scoreless in the final 3:41.
RJ Barrett, the Knicks’ third-overall draft pick, has been impressive in his first two games. The 19-year-old scored 16 points and had six steals in 36 minutes of action on Friday.
Saturday night’s game will be a reunion for the Knicks’ Marcus Morris, who played for the Celtics the previous two seasons. Morris, who was acquired by the Knicks as a free agent in the offseason, has scored 37 points in the first two games of the season.
This will be the first of four games between the division rivals. The Celtics won three of the four matchups last season.
Celtics beat the Knicks 113-99 in New York on Feb. 1, 2019
Total Points Over/Under: 217.5
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