The New York Knicks will travel down to South Beach on Wednesday night to take on the Miami Heat. Both teams have struggled to date as they only have one win, but which team will get the upper hand in the Eastern Conference as they battle it out against each other for the first time this season?
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on MSG Network (in Knicks markets) and Fox Sports Sun (in Heat 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 Knicks vs Heat Online if You’re in Market
MSG Network (local markets) and Fox Sports Sun (local markets) are both 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 Fox Sports Sun (local markets). MSG Network is not included. 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).
Fox Sports Sun (local markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package, but MSG Network 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 Knicks vs Heat Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Knicks or Heat 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 subscription, 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.
As the New York Knicks continue to play without their star big man, Kristaps Porzinigis, they can only rely on the center for his leadership on the sidelines. There’s a good chance that when he returns, the Knicks can become a legitimate contender in the conference. But without Porzingis on the court, the Knicks just aren’t able to finish games the way they would like to.
Despite the absence of Porzingis, the Knicks have had some shining moments from some rising stars. Their 26-year-old star, Tim Hardawy Jr. has taken matters into his own hands this season as he keeps the Knicks optimistic about their 2018 season. As Hardaway Jr. is currently averaging 27 points-per-game, he acknowledges that he has to spread the ball around more and become a playmaker for his teammates.
The big story heading into Wednesday nights matchup though is David Fizdale’s return to Miami. The Knicks head coach was once linked to the Miami Heat as he interned for the team alongside his opposition for Wednesday night, Erik Spoelstra. Back in his intern days, Fizdale hated the Knicks as there was a bitter rivalry between the two franchises back in the day. But ironically enough, Fizdale returns to American Airlines Arena as the Knicks, head coach.
Although the Heat aren’t the powerhouse team that they once were, they have been issuing some stiff competition so far this season. Unfortunately for them, they have struggled to close games out as well, which has resulted in one win on the season so far.
There hasn’t been a dull moment for the Heat as they have been involved in some last-second nail-biters in 2018. Wednesday night’s matchup shouldn’t be any different. Aside from having one win, the Knicks and the Heat have a lot in common.
Both teams are dealing with a ton of injuries heading into their matchup. With Courtney Lee and Kevin Knox already ruled out for the Knicks, the Heat have their usual suspects of Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside, and Wayne Ellington being examined on a day-to-day basis.
With the Knicks being winless on the road, Vegas is calling for a comfortable win for the Heat in Miami. But seeing the final results of their last few matchups, there’s no way anybody could be very confident in that. This will be another tough matchup between two Eastern Conference rivals.
Source: Heavy Sports