Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans (4-6) will look to snap a six-game losing streak when they host Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls (3-8) at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago (in Bulls markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (in Pelicans markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to Watch Bulls vs Pelicans Online if You’re in Market
NBC Sports Chicago (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets) are included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC Sports Chicago (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
NBC Sports Chicago (local markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package, but Fox Sports New Orleans is not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
How to Watch Bulls vs Pelicans Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Bulls or Pelicans area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subsription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
It is crazy to imagine the Pelicans started 4-0 and were hopping — flying? — out of the gym on a torrid pace. Now, New Orleans has dropped six in a row, including all five games on a road trip that ended with a 122-116 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
Davis is still playing like his usual MVP self, although an elbow injury has likely slowed him down recently during the team’s losing streak. He is averaging 23.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game across New Orleans’ 10 games this season, and was maintaining that same elite production while nursing his elbow.
Because guard Elfrid Payton has already been ruled out Wednesday with an ankle injury, the Pelicans will need to rely on secondary contributors to take advantage of a potentially depleted Bulls lineup. Primarily, Julius Randle, who is having a nice start to the season with New Orleans.
Randle is starting to make good on his prior draft pedigree (2014 No. 7 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers) this season, averaging 18.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as the frontcourt player running beside The Brow. Randle was a polarizing player early in his career because he seemed a bit undersized and struggled to find consistency more on the offensive end — he was always an effective rebounder. At best, Randle can still unlock his potential. Many pundits compared him to 6-foot-8 Elton Brand out of Kentucky, and he has shown flashes of that style early for the Pelicans.
The Bulls were in a very similar spot heading into Monday. The new-look (banged-up) New York Knicks, pageantry of Madison Square Garden and renewing one of the best rivalries of the 1990s was all it took to snap Chicago out of a three-game funk. That, and some Zach LaVine.
LaVine is already on pace to obliterate previous career-highs this season. He has never been selected to an All-Star team, but at this pace, he will be a lock to make his first. With 2017 first-round pick Lauri Markkanen (elbow), Kris Dunn (knee), Bobby Portis (knee) and Denzel Valentine (ankle) out Monday, LaVine dropped a career-high 41 points, including the game-winning free throws with two-tenths of a second remaining on the clock to sink the undermanned Knicks.
The previous four players could likely miss this game as well, which means LaVine may need to play upwards of 40 minutes, and likely score the same amount again, if the Bulls have any chance of topping the likely hungrier Pelicans.
Source: Heavy Sports