NBA Opening Night 2018-19: Watch 76ers-Celtics, Thunder-Warriors online, live stream, TV channel, odds, times, analysis

The 2018-19 NBA season is now just days away, and all the action will get started in style on Tuesday night. We've got two marquee matchups in store, starting with a potential Eastern Conference preview as the Philadelphia 76ers go on the road to take on the Boston Celtics. Following that matchup, the Golden State Warriors will welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to town on ring night. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to tune in for NBA opening night: 

How to watch 76ers at Celtics

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Location: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: TNT
  • Streaming: WatchTNT
  • Follow: GameTracker
  • Line: Celtics -5

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How to watch Thunder at Warriors

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Oracle Arena -- Oakland, California
  • TV: TNT
  • Streaming: WatchTNT
  • Follow: GameTracker
  • Line: Warriors -12.5

Analysis

What better way to start off a new NBA season than with a doubleheader featuring a potential Eastern Conference finals matchup in the early game, and two top Western Conference squads renewing their rivalry in the nightcap.

It's only one game, but both the Celtics and Sixers will be eager to pick up the win on opening night as they figure to battle all season -- along with the Raptors -- for supremacy in the East. On top of that you have the subplots of the Sixers wanting revenge after getting bounced by Boston in five games in the playoffs last season, as well as the return of two key members of the Celtics, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. This one should be all sorts of fun.

Once that gets done with, we'll get to see the Warriors receive their championship rings after winning a second straight title back in June. Of course, this very well may be the first game of a journey that ends with them becoming the first team since the Lakers (2000-02) to three-peat. Hanging over the Warriors' heads, though, will be the plans of reigning two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant. They'll be taking on an interesting Thunder team who surprised a lot of people by convincing Paul George to stay. Now, they'll be out to prove that George made a wise decision. 

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