Two of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference square off Thursday when the Boston Celtics host the Philadelphia 76ers.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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TNT is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the 76ers 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 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 the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, but they all include TNT.
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the 76ers vs Celtics on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
TNT is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
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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.
76ers vs Celtics Preview
This will be the second time this season that the Sixers and Celtics play each other–the 76ers won at home, 107-93, in the first game of the year. The Celtics are currently sitting in first place in the Atlantic Division, and the 76ers are right behind them in second place. Boston is coming off a 122-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night, despite a 44-point effort from star player Kemba Walker.
Walker leads the Celtics in scoring (22.8 points per game) and assists (5.2) but he has had a strong supporting cast. Forward Jayson Tatum is averaging 20.9 points and is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.1 per contest and Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart are all averaging in double figures.
The Celtics will have rookie Romeo Langford back after he had a slow start due to an ankle injury. Guard Marcus Smart (eye infection) and center Robert Williams III (left hip soreness) missed Wednesday’s contest against the Indiana Pacers, and will be questionable for this game.
The 76ers have won three straight, and they also have five players scoring in double figures. Center Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in both points (22) and rebounds (12.4) and Ben Simmons (14 ppg) leads the team in assists with 8.4 per game. Josh Richardson (15.4 points), Al Horford (13.8 points) and Tobias Harris (19.2 points) have helped make the Sixers a well-rounded group so far this year.
The Sixers have also been excellent from the field, and they have played solid defense. They are third in the NBA in shooting percentage, and they are shooting 36.6% from three-point range, while the Celtics are hitting 35.6% of their shots from beyond the arc. Philadelphia is second in the league in steals, with 8.9 per game, so the Celtics will have their hands full in this one.
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