The Brooklyn Nets (18-24) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (35-9) at the Barclays Center on Thursday.
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 comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Lakers vs Nets 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, 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 Nets 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.
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 Nets 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 Nets 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.
Lakers vs Nets Preview
On Wednesday, the Lakers rebounded from their worst defeat of the season to best the New York Knicks 100-92 on the road. Two days earlier, the Boston Celtics dominated Los Angeles 139-107 in Massachusetts.
The Knicks held a lead late in the first half before the sides entered the midway break tied at 48.
“We just weren’t making them uncomfortable enough and taking the fight to them enough,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “It was a tight score and we just knew we had another gear to get to secure this victory.
“Credit our guys, don’t think they shot above 34% or something like that in the second half.”
In his second game back from a bruised tailbone, Lakers big man Anthony Davis scored a game-high 28 points to go with 5 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal, and a pair of blocks. He shot 7-of-14 from the field and 13-of-13 from the free-throw line.
“Still trying to get my wind back,” Davis said, per the Los Angeles Times. “I’m just trying to find a rhythm again within the team’s scheme. I’m not trying to go out there and hunt shots or force anything.
“Felt good tonight. I was able to get to the free-throw line and see the ball go through the rim, which gave me a lot more confidence.”
LeBron James added 21 points, 6 boards, 5 dimes, and 5 steals for Los Angeles. He scored 19 before halftime.
“I was more of a facilitator in the second half,” James said, per the Los Angeles Times. “Tried to get AD going. He looked a little out of rhythm in the first half. It was a point of emphasis to me coming into the third quarter and the fourth quarter to get him going.”
The Nets are in a free fall — they’ve lost four straight and 11 of their last 13.
On Monday, they led the Philadelphia 76ers by 10 late in the third quarter, only to fall 117-111 at home. Brooklyn committed 10 turnovers in the final period.
“Towards the end, we couldn’t hold onto the ball,” Nets center Jarrett Allen said, according to The Associated Press. “It wasn’t anybody in particular, literally everybody was turning it over.”
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points and dished 7 assists to lead the Nets while fellow guard Kyrie Irving sat out with a tight hamstring.
“I think they ended up having 13 more shots than us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said, per AP, “which is not going to work against a really good team.”
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