One of just three teams in the NBA still without a win this season, the New York Knicks get a difficult matchup on Tuesday night, as they travel to the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics.
Tip is scheduled for about 7:40 p.m. ET and will be broadcast locally on MSG Network (Knicks’ market) and NBC Sports Boston (Celtics’ market). Depending on your location, your options for watching a legal live stream of the game will be different.
If You’re in the Knicks Market:
FuboTV: The “Fubo Premier” channel package is the only streaming service that includes MSG Network. A free 7-day trial is offered.
If You’re in the Celtics Market:
FuboTV: NBC Sports Boston is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package. A free 7-day trial is offered.
DirecTV Now: NBC Sports Boston is included in the “Just Right”, “Go Big” and “Gotta Have It” channel packages. A free 7-day trial is offered.
Sling TV: NBC Sports Boston is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. A free 7-day trial is offered.
If You’re Outside the Knicks & Celtics Markets:
NBA League Pass: Allows you to watch all non-nationally televised, out-of-market games. It is offering a free preview (no payment information required) through October 24
Projected Knicks Starting Lineup
|SG||Tim Hardaway Jr|
Projected Celtics Starting Lineup
Notes: Marcus Smart (ankle) is listed as questionable. If he’s good to go, he’ll re-enter the starting lineup, shifting Baynes back to the bench.
Ravaged with injuries to Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart, the Celtics have been forced to lean on their young guys a little more than expected early in the year, as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have logged well over 30 minutes per contest, while Terry Rozier has played 25.6 off the bench.
All three have shown glimpses of their bright futures and have made for an entertaining product, but it hasn’t exactly resulted in an efficient offense–Brad Stevens’ squad ranks just 21st in points per game, 24th in offensive rating and 27th in both effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage.
The result has been a 1-2 start, but with close losses to the Cavaliers and Bucks–two of the East’s best teams–and a win on the road against a massively improved 76ers squad, all hope is still not lost.
On the other side of the court, the Knicks have been even worse offensively, ranking 27th in offensive rating, though that’s more expected as they fully embrace the rebuild. Nevertheless, while there may not be a lot of good things to come out of New York this year, we do get to see the get-out-of-may-way-and-let-me-do-it version of Kristaps Porzingis, and that’s going to be fun to watch all year.
With Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose no longer in town, The Unicorn has seen his usage percentage rise from 24.4 to 34.6, pouring in 64 points through the team’s first two games.
For all you betting degenerates out there, Boston is a 7.5-point favorite.