The NBA season will officially restart when the Utah Jazz take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday inside the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT (nationally), Fox Sports New Orleans (locally in Pelicans markets) and AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain (locally in Jazz markets). But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of the game online:
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Note: AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain is not included with Hulu, but the game will also be on TNT in the Jazz markets
TNT (everywhere) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets) are 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. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Jazz vs Pelicans live 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 storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Note: Fox Sports New Orleans and AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain are not included with Sling TV, but the game will also be on TNT in the Pelicans and Jazz markets
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 the cheapest streaming service with TNT if you plan on keeping it long term:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Jazz vs Pelicans 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, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
Note: Fox Sports New Orleans and AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain are not included with AT&T TV Now, but the game will also be on TNT in the Pelicans and Jazz markets
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:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch the Jazz vs Pelicans live 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.
Jazz vs Pelicans Preview
The NBA season gets back underway with a double-header on Thursday. The Jazz and Pelicans kick things off, followed by an L.A. rivalry matchup between the Lakers and Clippers. The games kick off the eight seeding games that will decide which teams make the playoffs and the matchups.
The Jazz are currently the No. 4 seed at 41-23 but could move up or down the standings dramatically depending how the seeding games go. What many are curious about is the relationship of big man Rudy Gobert — who was the first NBA to test positive for coronavirus — and his teammates. Gobert was caught on video being reckless and ignoring concerns about the virus.
“It was hard for me to see so many people question my character based on one video,” Gobert told The Washington Post. “That was a big learning experience. I know who I am. People around me know who I am. Everyone is going to have a different perception and opinion of you. If I start putting my energy into that, I’m going to be living a very painful life.”
Gobert said he and has teammates — specifically All-Star Donovan Mitchell — have put their “beef” behind them.
“When everything happened, [Mitchell] was frustrated,” Gobert said. “I was frustrated. I really wanted to make sure that he was fine. It wasn’t really about going into a conflict or arguing. [After time passed], I was able to call him and tell him what was on my mind and he did the same. I think that’s what men should do. Don’t put the business out there in the media.”
The Pelicans are battling for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and are hoping that No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson will be back in action. Williamson left the bubble for a family emergency but rejoined the team on Tuesday. After missing the start of the season, Williamson averaged 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 19 games.
“Obviously as a coach, you want him out there as much as we can have him out there,” Gentry said, via USA Today. “We have many guys who are more equipped to make those decisions than I am from a health standpoint and a minutes-played standpoint. It’ll be collectively something that we’ll sit down, talk about and try to figure out.”