Nets vs. Cavaliers preview: How to watch, TV channel, start time

The Brooklyn Nets (20-30, 11th in the Eastern Conference) face the Cleveland Cavaliers (33-16, second) at Barclays Center on Thursday and if you’re wondering how you can watch all the action live, you’ve come to the right place!

The Nets come into this matchup following a 119-107 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday in Kyrie Irving’s return to Barclays Center for the first time since he was traded away last season. Mikal Bridges put up 28 points and four assists in his effort to lead a shorthanded Nets team against a Mavericks team that saw Irving put up 36 points and five assists along with Luka Doncic putting up a near triple-double of 35 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists.

The Cavaliers enter this game after a 114-106 win at the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in the front end of a back-to-back. Donovan Mitchell dropped 40 points and five assists to lead the team in both categories in a matchup against one of the worst teams in the NBA this season.

Here’s when and where you should tune in:

How to watch

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 8

  • Time: 7:30 PM ET

  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Channel: YES Network

Nets vs. Cavaliers notable injuries

Nets: OUT: Dorian Finney-Smith (left ankle sprain), Cam Johnson (left adductor tightness), Day’Ron Sharpe (left knee hyperextension), Lonnie Walker IV (left hamstring tightness), and Dariq Whitehead (left shin stress reaction).


Probable starting lineups

Brooklyn Nets

  • Guard: Spencer Dinwiddie

  • Guard: Cam Thomas

  • Forward: Mikal Bridges

  • Forward: Ben Simmons

  • Center: Nic Claxton

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Guard: Darius Garland

  • Guard: Donovan Mitchell

  • Forward: Max Strus

  • Forward: Evan Mobley

  • Center: Jarrett Allen

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire