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What channel is Celtics vs. Cavs on today? Time, TV schedule, live stream for Game 1 of 2024 NBA Playoffs series | Sporting News United Kingdom

The Celtics and Cavaliers begin their second-round matchup in the 2024 NBA Playoffs on Tuesday night at TD Garden in Boston.

After a domineering regular season, No. 1 Boston glided past No. 8 Miami in the first round, winning the series in five games. Now the chief concern for the Celtics is health: Do-it-all, 7-3 forward Kristaps Porzingis is dealing with the calf injury he suffered in Game 4 against the Heat. His status for Game 1 is up in the air.

Amid Porzingis’s expected absence, Boston still has plenty of firepower. Jaylen Brown (22.8 points), Derrick White (22.4 points) and Jayson Tatum (21.8 points) all averaged more than 20 points per game against the Heat. 

No. 4-seeded Cleveland needed seven games to win its first-round series against the fifth-seeded Magic, rallying out of a 10-point halftime deficit to win Game 7 on Sunday. Donovan Mitchell, facing a stingy Orlando defense, scored a whopping 89 points across the final two games of the series.

Though Mitchell will need to be at his best for the Cavaliers to down the Celtics, he will also need help. All-Star center Jarrett Allen missed the last three games of the Orlando series with a rib contusion. Darius Garland shot just 3-of-13 from the field in Game 7 against the Magic. In a Game 6 loss, Evan Mobley scored three points in 34 minutes.

Boston took two of the three matchups with Cleveland during the regular season. Here is everything that you need to know about Game 1 between the Celtics and Cavaliers.

What channel is Celtics vs. Cavaliers on today?

  • Date: Tuesday, May 7
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Sling, NordVPN

Celtics vs. Cavaliers will air nationally on TNT in the U.S. on Tuesday. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling

Sling is the home for the avid sports fan, offering a wide range of channels. You can always cheer on your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1, and more.

In the United Kingdom, select playoff games are available to watch on TNT Sports and stream on Discovery+. In India, fans can catch select playoff games on Sports 18 and JioCinema (check local listings). Games can also be streamed via NBA League Pass.

If Celtics vs. Cavaliers is not available to watch live in your location, or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming service from any device, anywhere in the world.

Celtics vs. Cavaliers start time

  • Date: Tuesday, May 7
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

Celtics vs. Cavaliers will tip off at around 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 7. The game will be played at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Celtics vs. Cavaliers radio station

Listen to Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 1 and every game of the 2024 NBA Playoffs live on SiriusXM.

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Celtics vs. Cavaliers tickets

Tickets for the NBA Playoffs, including Game 1 of Celtics vs. Cavaliers, are available on StubHub. For a complete rundown of prices and seats for select games, use the link below. 

Celtics vs. Cavaliers odds via BetMGM

Boston is a 10.5-point favorite for Game 1. For the full market, check out BetMGM, an authorized gaming operator of the NBA.

Game Lines Celtics Cavaliers
Spread -10.5 +10.5
Moneyline -600 +425

Celtics vs. Cavaliers schedule

Date Game/Result Time (ET) TV channel/Live stream
May 7 Game 1 7 p.m. TNT, Sling
May 9 Game 2 7 p.m. ESPN
May 11 Game 3 8:30 p.m. ABC
May 13 Game 4 7 p.m. TNT
May 15 Game 5 TBD TNT
May 17 Game 6 TBD ESPN
May 19 Game 7 TBD TBD