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Celtics vs Nets live stream: Game 4 schedule, channels and how to watch NBA playoffs online tonight

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We're possibly about to witness the end of Celtics vs Nets live streams for this year. This Nets team is on the edge of the season, and this round of NBA playoffs live streams hinges on the team finding a way to scrape away a win.

Celtics vs. Nets channels

Next game: Game 4, Boston @ Brooklyn, is today (April 25) at 7 p.m. ET. It's on TNT.
Where to watch in the U.S.: The Nets vs Celtics games are scheduled to air on various channels, including ABC/ESPN3, TNT and ESPN. All are available on Sling TV, currently on sale at 50% off for the first month.
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.

On Sunday afternoon, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that sources have undone what was supposed to happen. Specifically, "The Nets and Ben Simmons expected he would be ready to play on Monday, but after getting on the court yesterday Simmons says he awoke with back soreness today. In the end, the team and Simmons agreed he'll remain out for Game 4." Supposedly, Simmons was pain-free for 10 days until he woke up feeling bad — the day after Brooklyn went down 0-3.

The losses are now living rent-free in Kevin Durant's head, as he specifically said he's "thinking too much" about these games, to the press. Boston took game 3, 109-103. Experts put Durant vs Tatum as the matchup that will decide the game.

That win came from another huge performance from Jayson Tatum (39 points), as Jaylen Brown contributed 23. And now, Boston's ready to sweep.

Some stories stayed the same in Brooklyn's third consecutive playoffs loss. Kevin Durant scored even fewer points, with only 16 in the game — off 11 shots. Right now, it feels like the Nets have been over ever since Tatum iced game 1.

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Celtics vs Nets live streams online:

How to watch Celtics vs Nets live streams from anywhere on Earth

Having trouble actually getting ESPN or TNT? Even if you can't watch the Celtics vs Nets live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.

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We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. 

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Celtics vs Nets live streams in the U.S.

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The Nets vs Celtics live streams are going to be on ABC, ESPN, TNT and ESPN3. They may also be on NBA TV. 

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package? With the right pick from our best cable TV alternatives, you'll be able to watch all of these games. But for as much as we like FuboTV, it fails here without TNT, a must have for NBA fanatics.

Instead, you should get Sling TV, one of the best streaming services. ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35, which is pretty low for live TV services (and the lowest rate for one with ESPN). Sling is a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs, as ABC games will simulcast on ESPN3. Sling Orange gets you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.

You could also pull down ABC with one of the best TV antennas.

Sling TV

Sling TV: 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. And you can save $10 on your first month!

Nets vs Celtics live streams schedule

All times below are in ET.

* = If necessary

  • Game 1: Boston 115, Brooklyn 114
  • Game 2: Boston 114, Brooklyn 107
  • Game 3: Boston 109, Brooklyn 103
  • Game 4: April 25 @ 7 p.m. on TNT
  • Game 5*: April 27 (details TBA)
  • Game 6*: April 29 (details TBA)
  • Game 7*: May 1 (details TBA)

Nets vs Celtics live streams in the UK

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British basketball fans' luck on Sky Sports is not looking too hot right now. While they had game 1 of the Nets vs Celtics live stream, game 4 is not in the Sky Sports listings for basketball games.

So, if you want to watch every game live? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

Nets vs Celtics live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch some (but apparently not all) of the Nets vs. Celtics live streams. Some will air on TSN and other on SportsNet.

TSN1 has the Celtics vs Nets game at 7 p.m. ET.

If you're having trouble finding all the games, ExpressVPN may be your ticket.

Nets vs. Celtics live streams in Australia

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It appears that (as was the case in previous years) Kayo Sports is your best bet for NBA basketball. Kayo should have the ESPN-hosted NBA playoff games, so go by the above lists and add 14 hours to convert ET to AEDT.

This means they likely won't have game 4, a TNT game.

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they're actually showing the games. The Basic package costs $25 per month thereafter. 

The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

Want to watch every game (those pesky non-ESPN games, too) live? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.