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How to watch Nets-Celtics on ABC via live online stream

The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics meet Friday on the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule. We break down how to watch the game via live online stream.

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Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 22, 2020 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA is back for its annual Christmas extravaganza. In 2020, we get five games starting at noon and running until the finale tips at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Boston Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets in the middle game of the schedule. ABC will air the game at 5 p.m. ET.

If you can’t watch this game on TV, you have the option to stream the matchup on WatchESPN or on mobile with the ESPN app, both of which require a cable log-in. If you don’t have cable, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the NBA Christmas schedule.

The game is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the game, but otherwise it’s an easy option.

The Nets thumped the Warriors at home with ease on opening night, beating them 125-99. The Bucks won a wild one over the Celtics 122-121 after Jayson Tatum hit a three with 1.5 seconds left and Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a game-tying free throw with 0.4 seconds left. The Nets are a 2.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and the point total is installed at 228.