After two losses at TD Garden by the Boston Celtics, they'll try their luck around at Quicken Loans Arena. However, they'll be facing a Cleveland Cavaliers team that is clearly on a mission to repeat as NBA Champions. In addition, its been learned that Boston's All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas is now done for the postseason due to a hip injury suffered in Game 2. Here's the latest Game 3 preview including odds, TV time, channel, and how to watch the Celtics vs. Cavs live streaming online.

Game 3 preview

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a preview of what was to come for the Celtics as they simply couldn't contend with LeBron James, Kevin Love, and even Tristan Thompson. Game 2 ended up in a loss as well but was a beatdown of epic proportions, with the Cavs setting a record for their halftime lead. The Celtics couldn't get back into the game after that. Much of that was due to the fact that this Celtics team lost their top star, Isaiah Thomas for the second half of the game.

Thomas finished with a mere two points on his stat line before exiting with a hip injury. He'll now be on the sidelines watching his team try to compete.

Now the Cavaliers are looking to go 11-0 in the NBA Playoffs for their latest run. For most fans, it appears this Cavs team is headed for a collision course with Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and the star-studded Golden State Warriors. Both teams have been perfect on the road and at home, showing the disparity between their rosters and those of the other teams in their conferences.

It's believed that the Cavaliers will look to put this game out of reach as early as possible. That way Cleveland can rest their stars ahead of the impending battle that's ahead. If the Cavs and Warriors meet again, which they seem likely to, it will mark the third-straight time these two teams have battled for the NBA Championship. Just two more wins for the Cavs and one for the Warriors will set up that NBA Finals rubber match.

Today's game odds favor the home team as expected. The Cleveland Cavaliers are whopping 16.5-point favorites to win at Quicken Loans Arena, and a -7,000 moneyline favorite. For those risk takers who think Boston has a shot tonight, they are priced at +1,700 as the underdogs. The over/under points total is 216 for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Game 3 of the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA playoff series will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Eastern Time on Sunday. The live game at Quicken Loans Arena will be shown on the ESPN network. Cable and satellite subscribers with ESPN as part of the television channel lineup may also be able to log in to the WatchESPN website or compatible apps to see the game live streaming.

For a free option to watch a Celtics vs. Cavs live stream, SlingTV is the way to go. The channel streaming service features ESPN amongst the channels on its lowest tier lineup and is currently available for a free one-week trial at the Sling.com website.

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