ESPN will host Friday’s matchup of the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets, with tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET in Barclays Center. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription.
If you don’t have a cable subscription, there are quite a few streaming services offering free trials for one or two weeks. You can check YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV and be able to stream this Friday evening NBA contest.
Toronto come into Friday night’s game with a 9-12 record and is coming off a 123-108 road victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night for the Raptors’ second win in a row after losing three straight. Fred VanVleet went off for 54 points and knocked down 11 3-pointers in Tuesday night’s win on 17 of 23 shooting from the field. The point total set a new franchise record, and number of 3-pointers were a career high for VanVleet. Small forward OG Anunoby will miss Friday’s game as he continues to heal from a calf injury.
Brooklyn enter with a 14-9 record and won five of their last six games including Tuesday night’s 124-120 home victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Kyrie Irving put up 39 points, connecting on 6 of 8 three-point shots, and James Harden scored 23 points with 14 assists and 12 rebounds. Kevin Durant made 11 of 13 field goal attempts for 28 points as the Nets continue to be nearly impossible to guard.