TNT will host Thursday’s matchup between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets with tip off set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game on Watch TNT or via their mobile app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription.
If you don’t have a cable login to access TNT for live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
The Celtics got some great news on Wednesday with G Marcus Smart (calf) expected to return from a calf injury. Smart had missed the past 18 games, Boston going 9-9 in those contests. With Smart back, the Celtics should get their identify back a bit. That may not happen right away since Smart is expected to be on a minutes limit and may come off the bench in his first game back since January.
Newly-signed Blake Griffin will not make his Nets debut on Thursday. Griffin is apparently still managing an injury and we’ll wait to see what Brooklyn has in store for him. Kevin Durant (hamstring) will remain out for at least two more games before getting back into the lineup. The Nets are in no rush to get KD back considering how well they’ve played without him. James Harden and Kyrie Irving should be able to handle things until then.