The Boston Celtics (27-14) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (34-8) at TD Garden on Monday.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 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 comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Lakers 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.
Both of Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” (32 channels) and “Sling Blue” (47 channels) packages come with TNT. They both cost $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling by far the cheapest streaming service with TNT if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Lakers vs Celtics 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.
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:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Lakers 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 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.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include TNT. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the Lakers 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.
Lakers vs Celtics Preview
The Lakers had a nine-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, when they fell to the shorthanded Orlando Magic 119-118 at home. Los Angeles got back into the win column on three days later, besting the Houston Rockets 124-115 on the road.
Trailing by six at halftime, the Lakers adjusted by tasking forward Kyle Kuzma with guarding Rockets guard Russell Westbrook.
“A lot changed in the third quarter, but most importantly, Kuz switched off on Russ and just made it tough on Russ,” Lakers star forward LeBron James said, according to ESPN. “Russ is incredible when he gets on the break and his ability to finish, his ability to play at a fast pace, his athletic ability, but Kuz just kept his body in front of him, made him take tough shots.”
The Lakers outscored Houston 32-17 in the third.
Westbrook shot 9-of-12 for 22 points in the first half. After the break, he went 6-of-11 for 13 points and committed 4 of his 5 turnovers.
Kuzma’s second-half defensive assignment came at the suggestion of injured point guard Rajon Rondo.
“Rondo kind of pulled me to the side at halftime in the locker room and just asked me if I could guard him, and I said, ‘Of course,'” Kuzma said, per ESPN. “Westbrook was really hurting us in the first half, posting up our guards, and he’s just tough, he’s a tough load. He’s a big, strong, physical guard. In the second half, that kind of got eliminated, putting a bigger body on him.”
Kuzma scored 17 of his 23 points after the midway break. James led all participants with 12 assists and scored a team-high 31 points.
Lakers big man Anthony Davis missed his fifth straight game with an injured tailbone. He’s expected to be back in the lineup against Boston.
On Saturday, the Celtics suffered their third consecutive defeat despite a historic performance from Marcus Smart.
The sixth-year guard went 11-of-22 from deep en route to a career-high 37 points. He became the 11th player in league history to hit at least that many 3-pointers in a game, and the first to do so in a losing effort.
“He obviously was shooting confidently, made some big shots late into the game and into the (first) half,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said, according to The Associated Press. “He’s a tough guy and he got a lot of good looks and took advantage of it.”
Smart also led all participants with 4 steals and dished a game-high 8 assists.
“Right now, it means nothing,” he said, per AP. “I’d trade all that in for a win, especially the way the team has been playing.”