The No. 8 seed Cleveland Cavaliers face the No. 7 seed Brooklyn Nets for a play-in matchup at Barclays Center on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm ET.
At the beginning of the season, the Brooklyn Nets were expected to sit atop the Eastern Conference. Six months later, the Nets still have a path to the playoff, but it’s as the No. 7 seed, not the No. 1 spot.
NBA fans know all the reasons that contribute to this fact — the ongoing battle between Kyrie Irving and New York’s vaccine mandate; Kevin Durant’s knee injury; the fact that Ben Simmons has yet to arrive — and the more apt description would be to say that this team was derailed by unfortunate events rather than lacking the potential to proceed. Still, if Brooklyn wants a place in the postseason, they will have to earn it against a hungry Cavaliers team that hasn’t seen the playoffs since LeBron James left after their NBA Finals loss in 2018.
To see how this play-in game unfolds, here are several ways to watch Brooklyn host Cleveland on Tuesday, April 12 4 at 7:00 pm ET.
What channel is the Nets vs. Cavs NBA Play-In Tournament game on?
The Nets vs. Cavs NBA Play-In Tournament game will be broadcast nationally on TNT.
Nets vs. Cavs NBA Play-In Tournament Odds
Point Spread: Nets -8.5
Moneyline: Cavs +300, Nets -370
O/U Total: 230
Odds courtesy of WynnBET
BetSided’s Ben Heisler predicts the Nets-Cavs matchup going one of two ways: either this will be a tight game throughout, or the Nets will ball out while the Cavaliers stall completely. Either way, Heisler predicts the under is the better route, as the faith in the Nets is a little high considering all of their struggles throughout the season.
However, this is a Nets team that hasn’t been fully together all year, so if Brooklyn can bring it together and bring down Cleveland’s stout defense, the Nets could advance towards the playoffs.
NBA Live Stream for Nets vs. Cavs in Play-In Tournament
Date: Tuesday, April 12
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: FuboTV
Fans can stream the action in local markets on FuboTV for all your NBA action needs. Even better, the streaming cable service is available for a 7-day free trial when new users sign up. Fans can also log in on Watch TNT with a cable or satellite subscription to stream.
If you won’t be near a television, you can catch a live stream of the Nets vs. Cavs NBA Play-In Tournament game on the NBA streams subreddit community by searching “sportsurge” on Google.