On Tuesday night, the 2017-18 NBA season gets underway. There will be a doubleheader for basketball fans to enjoy on national television starting with the Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers. The matchup is much anticipated by the sports world due to the change of personnel between the two basketball teams. Kyrie Irving will suit up for the Celtics against LeBron James and the new-look Cavaliers. Here's the latest on the game including what time the Celtics and Cavaliers will play on Tuesday night and how to watch it.

Game preview

These two teams are already making plenty of noise heading into the regular season.

As of right now, they're among the top contenders for the NBA Championship this season behind the reigning champions, the Golden State Warriors. Boston and Cleveland engaged in an offseason trade which sent displeased guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. The Cavaliers picked up All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, big man Ante Zizic and a draft pick in the deal.

While Thomas isn't expected to join the Cavs on the court until later this season due to injury, Kyrie Irving will be back in Cleveland as a member of the Celtics. LeBron James also now has Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose as teammates as both star players joined the squad in the offseason. Interestingly enough, it is unknown if LeBron will play in the team's home opener.

The NBA.com website reported on Tuesday that James is "questionable" for tonight's game. The "King" participated in shootaround earlier today but has been recovering from an ankle injury which had him out of most of the team's preseason games.

James suffered the injury during training camp. While he played in the team's exhibition game on October 10th, he was sidelined for the other preseason games.

With James' status uncertain, the team was still a four-point favorite to win at home, as of this report.

Game time & TV channel?

The first game of the NBA season featuring the Celtics vs. Cavs is a doubleheader. Game time is slated for 8 p.m. Eastern Time or 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Fans can watch the game on live television on their TNT channel on cable or satellite TV services around the country.

The game will only be available on TNT, but fans may be able to see it live streaming on TNT's website. NBA League Pass will not have this particular game due to blackout restrictions.

There will be Celtics vs. Cavs radio coverage on 98.5 The Sports Hub, WTAM 1100, and also on 87.7 FM in Spanish.