The 2013 NBA live streaming and televised games for the latest installment of the basketball season bring a great doubleheader to fans on the night of Wednesday, Dec. 11. In the first game of the night, a storied rivalry takes on a different direction as two struggling Eastern Conference squads meet up at Madison Square Garden. It's the Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks in the latest televised and live stream NBA game which most fans will see thanks to ESPN networks.
According to ESPN.com in their Dec. 11 game report, the Chicago Bulls have multiple injuries which have maligned their team at this early stage in the season. That includes superstar guard Derrick Rose, who went down with another knee injury, potentially ending his second-straight season. Rose hasn't ruled out a playoff appearance, but as of right now there's other Bulls hurting, including Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler and Mike James. The Bulls are currently 8-11, which is still good for a playoff spot in the East, but without those key players, many fans expect the team to slide down the standings.
The NY Knicks, led by Carmelo Anthony, are already down the standings, currently right above the Brooklyn Nets in the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Carmelo and crew are still trying to salvage their season as they are currently without center Tyson Chandler, while point guard Raymond Felton and power forward Kenyon Martin are both "day-to-day." Melo recently told reporters when asked what the team has to do to turn things around:
"I don't have the answer to what we have to do. You can't coach or you can't teach energy. The losing is becoming unacceptable. Hopefully, everybody feels like that. I can't be the only one who is feeling like that."
In 2012-13 the Knicks finished second in the Eastern Conference, but failed to advance very far into the Eastern Conference playoffs. This year they're just 5-15 overall, and will look to end a six-game losing streak against the Bulls as of tonight. Both teams are coming off recent losses, with New York falling at Cleveland 109-94 on this past Tuesday, and Chicago blowing a fourth quarter lead to fall to the Bucks last night on their home court.
The Knicks are favored in tonight's game by as many as 3 points over the Bulls, with the line first opening at 2 points. Tonight's over/under total for the game is set at 183 1/2 points for the game. Notable injuries include Luol Deng and Derrick Rose for the Bulls, with the potential that Joakim Noah may or may not play tonight. For the Knicks, Kenyon Martin, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler are among the significant player injuries.
Tonight's Bulls vs. Knicks game has a scheduled start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The game will be televised on ESPN for cable and satellite TV viewers around the United States. In addition, this game is live streaming online through WatchESPN, the ESPN broadband sports network. This service is available for customers of certain cable and satellite companies who are associated with the WatchESPN service and provide it as a free service for their customers. See more info here for how to watch online tonight.