Celtics vs Bucks Game 4 LIVE stream: How to watch NBA playoffs online or on TV
THE BOSTON CELTICS host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of their NBA playoff series tonight. Express Sport is on hand to explain how you can watch the match LIVE
Celtics vs Bucks Live Stream
The Boston Celtics’ dreams of a 3-0 series lead were snuffed out on Friday before halftime with the Milwaukee Bucks up 58-35. On Sunday, Boston looks to redeem itself and go home up three games to one in the NBA Playoffs 2018. Tip-off for Game 4 is 1 p.m. ET.
In one of the more intriguing first-round matchups of the 2018 NBA playoffs, the short-handed Boston Celtics will take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Milwaukee opened a five-point favorite and is now laying 4.5. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored in this NBA playoff game, is down to 204 after starting at 206.5.
All games in this series will be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or TNT (full schedule). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch all of the games live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to watch Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks on TV
Tonight’s action is scheduled to start at 1:00am BST and is available to watch on BT Sport ESPN.
BT Sport is the exclusive home of the NBA in the UK for the 2017/18 season.
They will broadcast up to seven lives games per week throughout the regular season and the first and second rounds of the playoffs, as well as every game of the conference finals and NBA Finals.
Where to Watch Celtics vs Bucks Game 4 Live stream
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2 and TNT. You can sign up right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the games on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
DirecTV Now: ABC (live in select markets), ESPN, ESPN2 and TNT are included in all four of DirecTV Now’s channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and you can then watch the games live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
WatchESPN: You can also watch games that are broadcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the WatchESPN app. Games on ABC can be watched for free without cable if you have a participating internet service provider (ISP), while games on ESPN and ESPN2 require you to sign in to a TV provider. If you don’t have a participating ISP for the ABC games, or don’t have cable for the ESPN games, you can use your Hulu, DirecTV Now or Sling TV credentials to sign in.
Despite playing without two All-Stars (Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving) and an important role player (Marcus Smart), the Celtics have managed to stay afloat. After Irving went down on March 11, the C’s proceeded to go 9-6 down the stretch, including wins against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz (that one, on the road against one of the hottest teams in the NBA, came without Al Horford, too) and Toronto Raptors.
The Celtics still have talent, their team defense remains stout (they are fifth in the NBA in defensive rating since Irving’s injury), and Brad Stevens is one of the best coaches in the NBA, capable of game-planning for opponents and playing matchups–even with a depleted roster–as well as anyone in the Association.
Boston’s ceiling may not be as high as what it was with Irving, but if their young players like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown play to their potential, and if someone like Terry Rozier elevates his play consistently, they can still make a run in the wide-open East.
Their opening-round matchup, though, is not an easy one. The Greek Freak is very clearly one of the best–and most entertaining–players in the league, while Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker make up a terrific supporting cast. The Bucks defense, which ranks 27th in the NBA over the last month, can be a sizable weakness, but they have the offensive weapons to give Boston trouble.
That was the case a week ago, when the Bucks shot 54.4 percent of the field en route to a 106-102 win. That evened the season series at two games apiece, though the first three matchups all took place before the calendar turned to 2018.