If the Knicks vs Celtics game is in your market, you can watch a live stream via FuboTV (Knicks and Celtics markets) or Hulu with Live TV (Celtics market only). 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 Boston Celtics will host the New York Knicks at TD Garden on Friday.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET. Here’s how to watch a live stream of the Knicks vs Celtics 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 MSG Network (Knicks market) or NBC Sports Boston (Celtics 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, MSG and NBC Sports Boston 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 Knicks vs Celtics 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 Boston 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.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Knicks vs Celtics 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.
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 Knicks vs Celtics 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, such as a one-team pass, an all-team pass, and an all-team, commercial-free pass.
You can sign up right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Knicks vs Celtics 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.
Knicks vs Celtics Preview
The Celtics have won three straight since their season-opening loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, including a pair of victories over last season’s Eastern Conference finals teams, the eventual champion Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks.
On Wednesday, Boston trailed the Bucks by 16 after the first half, only to dominate each of the next two quarters en route to a 116-105 victory.
“The key is how do you handle good nights, and then how do you handle the storms that are coming inevitably in the season,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said, according to ESPN. “I’m really encouraged because when this team was in half time, they were saying all the right things, they were thinking all the right things.
“At the end of the second quarter, we wanted to cut into that lead so bad, we were just trying to hit it out of the park every time we shot. So finally we just settled down and just hit singles and just played the right way.”
Point guard Kemba Walker, who joined the Celtics on a sign-and-trade over the offseason, matched a season high with 32 points, 21 of which came after the midway break. He added 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
“We’re tough,” Walker said, per ESPN. “We’re not going to shy away when things go wrong. We’re going to win as a team, and we’re going to lose as a team. When things are going bad, what I’m going to try to do is keep us together. That’s the most important thing for this year.
“Tonight was a great example of that. We could have easily lost this game by a lot. But we kept on talking to each other, just keeping each other confident, and that’s going to be important for us throughout this year.”
The Knicks lost to the Orlando Magic 95-83 on Wednesday, falling to 1-4 on the season.
New York led by two at the half, but the Magic grabbed in the lead in the first minute of the third quarter and never looked back. Orlando held the Knicks to just three points in the final eight minutes.
Knicks power forward Julius Randle, who came to the Knicks in free agency over the summer, recorded 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.
“Two things happened in the fourth quarter: we didn’t come up with loose balls and the ball stopped moving,” Knicks head coach David Fizdale said, according to The Associated Press. “It was a trust factor. In tight situations, you’ve got to share the ball. When the ball stops moving for us, it’s death.”
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