What channel is Celtics vs. Nets on today? Game 3 TV schedule, live streams, start time for 2022 NBA playoff game

With respect to entertainment, the first-round series between the Celtics and Nets has lived up to the hype through the first two games. 

After a Jayson Tatum game-winner in Game 1, the Celtics put on a defensive masterclass in Game 2, slowing down Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to complete a comeback from trailing by as many as 17 points.

Durant and Irving combined to shoot just 8 of 30 (26.7 percent) from the field, with 18 of Durant’s 27 points coming at the charity stripe. Irving scored just 10 points on the night.

MORE: Nets’ Kevin Durant facing uncharacteristic struggles against Celtics’ defense

As the series shifts to Brooklyn for Game 3, the Nets’ star duo will look to bounce back in order to avoid falling into the historically insurmountable 3-0 series deficit. 

Adding a layer of difficulty to the Nets’ comeback plan is the report that Celtics center Robert Williams III is planning to return to action in Game 3 after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus in late March. With Williams, Boston’s scary defense gets even scarier.

Can KD and Kyrie bounce back? Or do the Celtics have them figured out? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Game 3.

What channel is Celtics vs. Nets on?

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • TV channel (U.S.): ESPN | NBC Sports Boston (Celtics’ region) | YES Network (Nets’ region)
  • TV channel (CA): SN 360
  • Live streaming: Sling TV (U.S. only) | Watch ESPN | SN Now

In the United States, Celtics vs. Nets Game 3 will air nationally on ESPN. The game will feature Mike Breen on play-by-play alongside analysts Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. Lisa Salters will handle sideline duties.

Viewers in the Celtics’ region can watch a local broadcast on NBC Sports Boston while viewers in the Nets’ region can watch local coverage on the YES Network.

In Canada, Celtics vs. Nets will air on SN 360.

Viewers in the United States can stream Game 4 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.

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MORE: Watch the NBA playoffs on Sling TV (U.S. only)

Celtics vs. Nets Game 3 start time

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT

Celtics vs. Nets is scheduled to tip off shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 23. The game will be played at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Celtics vs. Nets schedule, TV channels

After starting the series on the road, Brooklyn will host Games 3 and 4. If necessary, a potential Game 5 and 7 would be played in Boston.

(All times Eastern)

Date Game Time National TV (US)
April 17 Game 1: Celtics 115, Nets 114 3:30 p.m. ABC
April 20 Game 2: Celtics 114, Nets 107 7 p.m. TNT
April 23 Game 3 7:30 p.m. ESPN
April 25 Game 4 TBD TBD
April 27 Game 5* TBD TBD
April 29 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 1 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary

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