On Saturday, basketball fans finally get to watch the Cavs vs. Celtics live stream online and televised game coverage. The two teams will meet up for their second-straight Eastern Conference Finals. The personnel on the rosters has changed a bit, although LeBron James, Kevin James, and Al Horford will still be among the featured stars. Here's the latest game preview including matchup odds, TV start time, channel, and how to watch the Cavs vs. Celtics live streaming online.

Game 1 preview

The Boston Celtics will continue what has appeared to be an improbable playoff run as the No.

2 seed in the East. The well-coached team, led by Brad Stevens, has found ways to win using their roster of young talent as well as veteran leadership from Al Horford. Rookie Jayson Tatum has shown, through the first two rounds, that he has the makings of a star player in the league. After dispatching of the Wizards in Round 1 and the Philadelphia 76ers in Round 2, the Celtics now try to find a way to defeat a Cleveland Cavaliers team that, once again, looks like a contender.

That Cleveland Cavs team lost All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in an offseason trade, but it hasn't made a huge difference.

Irving is sidelined for the playoffs, and the Cavs still have LeBron James willing them to victories. He nearly dismantled the Toronto Raptors by himself, although Kevin Love has also shown his tenacity. Add in several marksmen from long-range such as J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver, as well as other help from Jordan Clarkson or George Hill, and the defensive assignments become tougher for the higher seed.

Despite being the No. 4 seed and on the road for this first game of the series, the Cleveland Cavaliers are favorites for the NBA betting odds. As of this report, the Cavs were favored by 1.5 points on the spread and were a -130 favorite on the moneyline. The home team was listed as a +110 underdog for the opening game while the over/under points total was 204.5 points for the game.

Cleveland has averaged nearly 110 points per game, while Boston is averaging about 104 per contest.

How to watch it live

Game 1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals will start at 3:30 PM Eastern Time on Sunday. Live televised coverage of this first game in the best-of-seven game series will be available on ABC for cable, satellite, and over-the-air HD antennae viewers. Cable and satellite subscribers can watch it live streaming online through WatchESPN website or compatible apps.

For viewers without cable or satellite access to WatchESPN, there's still a way to watch the Cavs vs. Celtics live streaming online. This can be done by using a channel streaming service such as DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and others. Simply visit the particular channel streaming service's website to find more details about any special trial offers available to use the service free of charge.