The Philadelphia 76ers are seeking a 2-0 start as they head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks on Saturday.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV (nationally), NBC Sports Philadelphia (in 76ers markets) and MSG (in Knicks markets). But if you don’t have cable, here’s how you can watch a live stream of the 76ers vs Knicks online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of NBA TV, NBC Sports Philadelphia (local markets), MSG (local markets) and 130-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on for NBA TV, but both of those can be included in your seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 76ers vs Knicks live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Note: MSG and NBC Sports Philadelphia are not available on Sling TV, but fans in those markets can watch the game on NBA TV
You can watch a live stream of NBA TV and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s Sling Orange plus Sports Extra bundle or Sling Blue plus Sports Extra bundle. Both come with a free three-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz and Epix included for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 76ers vs Knicks live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
Note: NBA TV and MSG are not included with Hulu
You can watch a live stream of NBC Sports Philadelphia (local markets) and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 76ers vs Knicks live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also 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).
76ers vs Knicks Preview
The Sixers came out victorious in their opener behind a strong fourth quarter and a big double-double from big man Joel Embiid, who logged 29 points and 14 rebounds. It was the first game for the squad under new head coach Doc Rivers.
“It’s not about me,” Rivers said. “It’s about our guys. It’s about our team. And I’m the coach, and the coach is always going to be the fall guy. … That’s the way it is. Accept it and keep moving on.”
One player Rivers wants to see step up is Tobias Harris, who had just 10 points on 3-for-13 shooting.
“He just missed shots,” Rivers said. “I thought he was hesitant. I thought even that last drive when he made the free throws, I thought that should have been a dunk. We’ll watch the film. We’ll get him uncaged; he’ll be fine.”
Philadelphia got a nice boost from an improved bench, which was sparked by 19 points from Shake Milton. Veteran new addition Dwight Howard also provided a reliable big man off the bench with Embiid on the sideline, grabbing 10 rebounds in 13 minutes.
“It’s huge,” Simmons said of the bench. “It’s great to see guys come in, execute plays, and get to our stuff. Then on the defensive side, get stops, and take pride in our matchups, defensively. Everybody’s got to be on the same page, especially if it’s the other way around. Our second group’s not getting it done, guys got to step up. That’s what this team is built on.”
The Knicks were doomed by a slow second half in their opener, despite a great performance from second-year guard RJ Barrett, who scored 26 points.
“The way we played in the first half is the way we need to continue to play,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We probably played 24 minutes of good basketball and to win on the road, you have to do more than that.”
Knicks first-round pick Obi Toppin had just 9 points in his debut, adding 3 rebounds and 2 blocks.
“It was a learning experience,” Toppin said. “All of us have to get better at what we’re doing on court. We have a lot of games in front of us and a lot to learn.”
The 76ers are 7.5-point favorites for the matchup, with the total set at 219 points.
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