The NBA is back, with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Phoenix Suns at the Chase Center on Tuesday, October 24.
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The game will be televised on TNT, but if you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch a live stream for free on DirecTV Stream.
Suns vs Warriors Live Stream Guide
DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TNT is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:
Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Suns vs Warriors live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.
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You can watch a live stream of TNT and 40-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with TNT, and you can get your first month for half off:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Suns vs Warriors live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.
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You can watch a live stream of TNT and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no added cost:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Suns vs Warriors live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.
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Suns vs Warriors Preview
The Warriors and Suns enter this game after having made huge offseason additions. Most notably, Phoenix traded for All-Star guard Bradley Beal. Along with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, the Suns should have a formidable trio. Phoenix also has a new leader in former Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel. It will be interesting to see how he affects the dynamic of the team.
On the other side, the Warriors added veteran point guard Chris Paul. The future Hall of Famer is expected to be a huge contributor. They also traded away former first-round pick Jordan Poole and signed Rudy Gay, Cory Joseph and Javonte Green.
Expect a starting lineup from the Dubs featuring Paul, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney. Superstar Draymond Green will miss the game due to an ankle injury.
For the Suns, Booker, Durant, Beal and Jusuf Nurkic are locks to start. The fifth spot hasn’t been confirmed, but Josh Okogie is the favorite to nab it.
Phoenix and Golden State both made the postseason last year, and both saw disappointing results. The Warriors fell to the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals (4-2). The Suns also lost in the semis in six games, getting beat by eventual NBA champion Denver Nuggets.
The Dubs finished with an overall record of 44-38. The Suns finished with a mark of 45-37. It should be the perfect opening night matchup.
Suns vs Warriors: What They’re Saying
“I’m thrilled to coach him,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Chris Paul. “He’s one of the great competitors I’ve ever seen; his command of the game, the way he controls the action. His teams tend to get a great shot possession after possession. He understands what wins. So I’m really excited to coach Chris and I know he’s really excited to be here.”
“I noticed a lot of times we caught ourselves a little bit just being too passive and sometimes giving the ball up a little too much instead of looking at the basket and being aggressive. So I think just kind of keeping the mentality that we have as scorers, and our aggressiveness is what’s beneficial for the team. No matter who it is, we trust that each other is gonna make the right play, so it’s not a matter of, ‘Oh, it’s my turn, it’s your turn.’ We don’t have that. It’s a good flow of offense.” — Bradley Beal of the Phoenix Suns on his new team’s chemistry.