The Boston Celtics, who before the season began were considered by such respected outlets as Sports Illustrated to be favorites to win the Eastern Conference and face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, will indeed be facing the Warriors, but under circumstances very different from the way preseason hoop prognosticators saw things unfolding for the team that came within one game of a trip to the Finals last season. The limping and emotionally drained Celtics open a four-game, six-day West Coast swing with a game that will live stream from the Warriors’ home building.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors inter-conference NBA showdown, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The matchup gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at the 19,500-seat Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, March 5.
That start time is 10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 9:30 p.m. Central. In the United Kingdom, tipoff time will be 3:30 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Wednesday morning, March 6.
While the defending NBA champs, at 44-19, are actually five games off of their pace after 63 games last season, per Basketball Reference, they cling to a two-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the top seed in the Western Conference. But the season has unfolded in far more dismal fashion for the Celtics, who sit in fifth-place in the East at 38-26.
Even worse, the Celtics come into the Golden State matchup with five losses in their last six games, and the mood on the team growing bleaker by the day, according to a CBS Sports report.
“To be honest, I’m not feeling good at all,” said third-year Celtics forward Jaylen Brown. “The losing, it’s not a good feeling. I’m not too good about that. Because right now it’s not good. It’s toxic.”
But one of their opponents on Tuesday, Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant, says that he is not ready to write off the Celtics just yet, according to ESPN.
“They’re right up there at the top. They’ve been losing a couple games, but they’ve got some of the top talent on that team,” Durant said. “They’ll be fine once the playoffs start.”
To watch the Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors NBA East vs. West matchup live stream online from Oracle Arena in Oakland, access the streaming video provided by Watch TNT, or download the Watch TNT app to watch a live stream on mobile devices. Watch TNT also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Celtics vs. Warriors showdown streaming live to their TV sets.
For fans who want to stream the Boston-Golden State clash for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link, or on most mobile devices. TNT Overtime allows fans to choose and switch between any one of four camera angles on the game, or to watch all four at the same time in a mosaic view.
Another way to watch the Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors game stream live for free without a cable subscription is for fans to sign up for a free trial of an “over the top” streaming TV package, such as DirecTV Now, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. All of those services require credit card information and subscription fees — but each offers a seven-day free trial, and that means during the weeklong period, fans can watch the Celtics vs. Warriors game and other events live stream for free.
To watch the Celtics-Warriors game live stream in the United Kingdom and other regions abroad, the best and only option is NBA League Pass, which carries a subscription fee.