The Brooklyn Nets will be hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers along with special guests from UK's Royal family, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton, on Monday at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET. Viewers can watch the Nets vs. Cavaliers NBA game online via live stream - free for subscribers - below, and on TV Channels YES and Fox Sports Ohio.
As part of their royal visit to USA, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to attend their first NBA game in order to celebrate a new community partnership between their foundation and NBA. At tonight's game, the royal pair will get to watch "King James" Lebron, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving take on the Nets led by Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams.
The Cavs (11-7) are on a six-game winning streak, which can be attributed to their improved defense that limited their opponents points per game from 102.7 and a 47.7 field-goal during a 5-7 start to an average of 90.7 points and 42.3 percent shooting.
James said the Nets are a force to be reckoned with as long as Kevin Garnett is game, and won't easily let up. After offsetting the discouraging 5-7 start with six consecutive wins so far, James expressed satisfaction.
"I feel really good with where I am but I feel even greater as far as where our team is right now," he said, according to ESPN.com.
Cavaliers' guard Irving, 22, led with 37 points against the Knicks in a 90-87 win on Tuesday, and James went away with 24 points against the Toronto Raptors in a 105-91 win on Friday.
The Nets are coming off from their worst defeat of the season, a 98-75 home loss to Atlanta on Friday. They were outscored 52-31 in the first half and finished with their lowest point total since Feb. 2013 against Memphis.
Starting center Brook Lopez is confirmed to be out for tonight's game and for at least a week due to strained lower back, according to NetsDaily.com. The 7-foot center ranks second on the team in scoring, 16.1 points, and rebounding 6.2 on average.
Without Lopez, Brooklyn may put Garnett down in the center and have Johnson take the lead in attacks.
While the Cavaliers is the clear favorite, the Nets may get an extra boost from their home court advantage and put up an extra effort in light of the world's media with the visiting royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, at tonight's basketball matchup.
The Cavaliers vs. Nets game will be televised on YES and Fox Sports Ohio (FSOH). Although subscription is required, viewers can stream the game online on demand through NBA League Pass.