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How to watch Celtics vs. Nets playoff game via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Game 5 of the Celtics-Nets series in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs airing on TNT.

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NBA: Playoffs-Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

TNT will host Tuesday’s first round NBA playoff matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets with tip off set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and will air on NBC Sports Boston in the Celtics market and on WPIX in the Nets market.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA playoff 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 a 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.

Entering the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed, the Celtics trail this series 3-1 heading into Game 5 of the series. Boston hasn’t been the same since losing their second leading scorer Jaylen Brown late in the regular season. Additionally, the Celtics were without Kemba Walker and Robert Williams III in Sunday’s loss as they are facing elimination on Tuesday night.

The Nets could close out the Celtics with a victory to move on to the second round. The trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden have bigger aspirations in their first postseason together, and a quick series in Round 1 would be ideal to keep the group fresh for a deeper run through the playoffs. Durant has been just about unstoppable as a scorer in this series, averaging 34.8 points per game in four contests. Assuming they can close out the Celtics, Brooklyn could be without Jeff Green till at least the second round with a foot injury.