The Cleveland Cavaliers will make the trip to the West Coast on Christmas Day to face the Golden State Warriors. The game tips off at 5:00 p.m. ET and will be an exciting rematch between the two teams who faced off in the finals last season. Keep reading to learn how you can watch the Cavs vs Warriors live stream online.
The Cavaliers vs Warriors game will be broadcast by ABC. Previously, it was incredibly difficult to watch ABC’s basketball broadcasts in high quality without a cable subscription. Thankfully, there are now services like Sling TV, which let you watch ABC and games like the Cavaliers vs Warriors online.
Cleveland Cavs vs Golden state Warriors Preview
This season the Cleveland Cavaliers are exactly where they belong – ranked as the best team in the Eastern Conference. The regular season is certainly not as critical for a team that has its eyes set on the NBA Finals, but they are too talented to not be atop the East. Lebron James and Kevin Love are both having predictably good years and Kyrie Irving is due back any game now. With those three playing side by side, this team will be incredibly difficult to beat. The Cavaliers will be the team most expected to represent the conference in the NBA Finals. Based on the fact they put up a good fight missing two of their three best players in the Finals last year, the Cavaliers have a great chance at succeeding and winning a championship this season.
The Golden State Warriors did not elect to relax and coast following their NBA Championship last season. Instead, they ripped off a 24-game win streak to start the year, breaking records in the process. They currently sit with the best record in the NBA at 25-1 and are clearly on a record-setting pace for the season. Steph Curry, Klay Thomson, and Draymond Green have all been phenomenal this year. The Warriors are clearly displaying they’ll be tough to beat this year and have to be the favorites to repeat as NBA Champions. Plus, playing at home at Oracle Arena will give the Warriors a distinct advantage. Still, the Cavs are not a team to underestimate, so this Christmas-day game could really go either way.
Watch the Cavs vs Warriors Live Stream with Sling TV
Sling TV was launched early this year to target the people who had decided to ditch their expensive cable subscriptions. On Christmas Day, it will be your best resource to watch the Cavaliers vs Warriors online, since it provides access to ABC’s live broadcast.
Sling TV’s starter package includes more than 20 cable channels that can normally only be watched by paying for a cable subscription. These channels are wide ranging and meet the interest of all different types of people. Channels include TBS, CNN, HGTV, AMC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Viewable by logging into WatchESPN with your Sling TV credentials), and much more. The ability to sign in and access WatchESPN is how you will be able to watch ABC and the Cavs vs Warriors live stream on December 25.
Sling TV’s subscription begins at only $20 each month. Plus, you can cancel any time since there is no contract required. If you are looking for more channels, Sling TV offers add-on packages. These packages are designed around a specific niche and include several additional channels for only $5 more per month. One of my favorites is the Sports Extra Package, which includes channels like ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPNEWS, and ESPN Goal Line. You don’t need any add-on packages to watch the Cavs vs Warriors live stream, but you may want to look in to them if you decide to keep Sling TV long-term.
You can actually watch the Cavaliers vs Warriors free with Sling TV’s free 7-day trial. Or, if you are sold on Sling TV you can take them up on the limited-time offer of a free Roku Streaming Stick or 50% off a Roku 3 Player when you sign up for 3 months of Sling TV. The Roku devices will have been paid for after 3 months and you can watch a bunch of live sports like the Cavaliers vs Warriors live stream on your big screen!
Cavs vs Warriors Schedule
Date: Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Network: ABC (or Sling TV)
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