Tonight's NBA schedule 2013 live stream and TV games will offer fans numerous choices from around the league. Among them will be two potential playoff teams for the 2013-14 NBA postseason, as the new-look Brooklyn Nets take on the improving young Cleveland Cavaliers. Game time is set for 7 p.m. EST and fans will have options to watch by television or live streaming online thanks to a promotional deal.
According to an ESPN.com game report on Oct. 30, the Brooklyn Nets' starting lineup features five All-Star players, and the Nets as a team have combined for 36 selections to the All-Star game during their time in the league. Among those players are recent acquisitions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko. Pierce and Garnett will be starters along with Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez. Lopez is the newest of All-Star selections, but Pierce and Garnett are the newest of the Nets.
The Nets will also feature an All-Star player as their new coach, former Nets, Mavs, Suns and Knicks point guard, Jason Kidd. Kidd has been to the NBA Finals several times during his career as a Net, but never won that "defining" championship there. He did finally achieve a title with the Dallas Mavericks several seasons ago as a veteran. He'll look to instill the right mental attitude and game plan to help this team get further into the postseason.
Point guard Deron Williams said of expectations in Brooklyn for the upcoming season:
"I think it's tough to come together and win a championship in the first year. That's not saying it can't be done, we're looking to do that. But as far as people not picking us, that's all right. We'll worry about us, we'll worry about getting better, and we feel like if we get to the playoffs and everybody's healthy, we have a chance to beat anybody."
On the other side of the court will be Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers who have a record of 24-58, and have former coach Mike Brown back at the helm. Brown will look to take this team far just like his previous Cavs squads went, with LeBron James. He'll have a great core of young players including this past summer's No. 1 draft pick, Anthony Bennett, guard Dion Waiters, forward Tristan Thompson and longtime Cavs center Anderson Varejao. Irving has been projected by ESPN among the top eight players in the league, so big things are expected from him in Cleveland. He said of the upcoming season:
"I feel we definitely have the pieces this year. We have the chance to be something special."
For tonight's game, odds makers have Brooklyn listed as -3 1/2 point favorites at various sports books. Both Paul Pierce and Deron Williams are listed as probable for the game. The over/under is set at 195 total points for the game at different books, with coverage of the game for Nets fans on YES and on FSN-OH for Cavs fans.
Tonight's Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game has a start time of 7 p.m. EST. Fans can watch on cable or satellite via the NBA TV channel in hi-definition. In addition, there's a free promotional trial deal being offered for NBA League Pass through Nov. 5, where fans can "watch live games anywhere." Of course, blackout rules will apply to certain games if they are being shown in a particular viewing region on local TV stations. Fans can check out the promo deal here, which allows a free trial of one of the three packages: Mobile, Broadband, or a service featuring TV/Broadband/Mobile.