It’s time for the Nets vs Bucks live stream to tip off a whole new season of basketball. But this NBA live stream, is unlike any other: not only are we wondering about who will win, but one man’s decision to stay unvaccinated hangs over all of the proceedings.
That's right, folks: Kyrie Irving didn't just miss the Eastern Conference Semifinals that saw the Nets get bounced back home. And it’s seems like he’s missing the season opener, and then some; as he's refused to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Of course, commissioner Adam Silver has publicly stated he hopes Irving gets vaccinated, as the Nets have said he cannot practice with the team until he complies with the city's mandate for players. His teammate Kevin Durant told the press that he thinks things "will work out." That thought doesn’t ring as likely anymore.
The last time the teams met (June 19, 2021) was the seventh game of their series, and it saw the Bucks win narrowly, 115-111 — and at Brooklyn's own Barclays Center. This was the second time that the Bucks erased a two-game deficit in the series, but it all possibly came down to the feet of the Nets' Kevin Durant. When the star, who was practically willing his team to make it to the next round on his own, had his toes on the arc, a three became a two, and there was too much room for Milwaukee to win.
Irving missed that game with a sprained ankle, and had been out of the playoffs since he turned that ankle in game four. James Harden, who'd missed most of the series' first four games, contributed 22 points off of 5 of 9 shooting.
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Nets vs Bucks live streams in the US
In the U.S., the Nets vs Bucks is on Tuesday (Oct. 19) at 7:30 p.m. ET.
You'll want to get at least Sling Orange, as this $35 per month package has TNT, ESPN, ESPN2 and more. You can also get NBA League Pass for an extra $29 per month.
Sling TV (opens in new tab): You can get ESPN and TNT in the Sling Orange package. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more.
Nets vs Bucks live streams in the UK
Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the season opener on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena both have the Nets vs Bucks live stream, at 12:30 a.m. local BST Wednesday morning.
NBA League Pass is also available in the U.K., as an alternative.
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Nets vs Bucks live streams in Canada
Canadian baseball can watch Nets vs Bucks live stream on TSN1. TSN can be added to your package if you don't already have it.