The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder tip off at 2:30 p.m. ET in Oklahoma on December 25th. It will be an exciting contest against two of the top teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Ready to watch? Below, learn how you can catch the Bulls vs Thunder live stream from home.
This Christmas Day NBA showdown will be broadcast by ABC. Last year, this game would have been incredibly difficult to watch without a cable subscription, especially in high quality. Now, there are amazing options to watch ABC and other channels legally online. Sling TV will be your go-to in order watch the Bulls vs Thunder live stream online on the 25th.
Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
The Chicago Bulls are making an aggressive run for the title of best team in the Eastern Conference. Their 15-8 record has them only a game back of the Cavaliers and there is still a lot of season left for them to get even hotter. With a new head coach in town, there was some uncertainty coming into the season, but the Bulls quickly silenced that by getting off to a great start. Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, and Derrick Rose all picked up where they left off last year and have proven this team is the real deal. They will certainly be one of the top contenders in the East as we get closer and closer to playoff time.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are unsurprisingly one of the best teams in the NBA. Last season was difficult with Kevin Durant only playing in 27 games due to injury. But, he is already nearing that mark this year and the Thunder have been firing on all cylinders. Like the Bulls, the Thunder have a new coach and Billy Donovan has quickly proven he was ready for the NBA. It certainly helps having the duo of Durant and Russell Westbrook, but the Thunder have shown more and more they are a lot deeper than their Big 2. As always they will be an exciting team to watch and will likely be one of the fan favorites to make a push come playoff time.
Use Sling TV to Watch the Bulls vs Thunder Live Stream on Dec. 25th
Early in 2015, Dish Network launched Sling TV in order to give the growing amount of cable cutters an option to watch cable TV channels without the expensive package. It will be your most valuable resource on Christmas Day to watch the Bulls vs Thunder online. This is because it provides access to ABC’s live broadcast.
The basic package for Sling TV features well over 20 popular cable channels. There is a variety of channel offerings in the package including TBS, CNN, HGTV, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Accessible by signing into WatchESPN with your Sling TV login), plus many more. The access to WatchESPN is also critical, because that is how you can watch ABC and the Bulls vs Thunder live stream this Christmas.
Starting at only $20 per month, Sling TV’s basic package is a great deal. On top of that, there is no contract required and you can cancel at any time. For those wanting more variety, Sling TV also offers add-on packages in order to expand your channel package. They cost $5 more per month and bring in several channels surrounding a specific niche. The Sports Extra Package is one of my favorites. It includes channels like SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line, and ESPNEWS.
There is currently a free 7-day trial for you to test out Sling TV. If correctly timed, the trial will allow you to watch the Bulls vs Thunder free. Plus, you can watch all of the other programming and live sports Sling TV has to offer for a full week.
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Bulls vs Thunder Schedule
Date: Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Network: ABC (or Sling TV)
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