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How to Watch 2024 NBA Playoffs Online: Live-Stream Basketball Games

How to Watch 2024 NBA Playoffs Online: Live-Stream Basketball Games

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The NBA Conference Finals are here! We’re down to the last four teams for the season. Basketball fans have plenty of games to keep them on the edge of their seats until the NBA Finals in June. With teams like the Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves making it to the next round, it’s going to be interesting to see how the conference finals shake out since the NBA is more wide open than ever for a new champion.

With tip-off about to start, keep reading to find out how to watch the NBA Playoffs with and without cable, as well as how to find last-minute tickets to games.

At a glance: Watch 2024 NBA Playoffs online

How To Watch the 2024 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Online Without Cable

First up is the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with the Indiana Pacers taking on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Game 1 happens on Tuesday, May 21 with start time of 5:00 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

How To Watch the 2024 NBA Western Conference Finals Online Without Cable

Next up is the NBA Western Conference Finals. The Dallas Mavericks battle the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. with Game 1 taking place on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

How to Watch the 2024 NBA Playoffs Online Without Cable

The NBA Conference Finals livestream across ABC, ESPN and TNT in 2024. You can watch the NBA Playoffs and NBA Conference Finals on any live TV streaming service that offers these channels — see below to find out where to watch NBA games online without a cable subscription.

Editors’ Pick

Watch ABC, ESPN and TNT, as well as other channels on DirecTV Stream — which says it offers more regional sports networks and live local sports than other streaming TV services. The “Entertainment” package ($70 monthly) offers more than 90 other channels, while other plans offer 125 to 185 channels for $85 to $160 per month. New subscribers can use a five-day free trial to try out the service before they make a decision to keep watching or cancel altogether.


Watch live NBA games on ABC, ESPN and TNT with a subscription to Fubo, which starts at $80 per month and includes access to more than 100 other news, entertainment and sports channels. Unfortunately, TNT is available with Fubo.

Add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone channel ($11 monthly) to get access to more content (including NBA, NCAA, NFL and MLB games). You can record TV shows, movies and games. The online TV streaming service offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers, so you can technically watch NBA games online for free for a week.


Watch ABC, ESPN, and TNT, as well as more than 75 other major cable news, entertainment and sports channels on-demand with a Hulu + Live TV subscription, which comes bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+ and costs $76 per month for the ad-supported option and $90 monthly for the ad-free package.

Hulu + Live TV comes with Disney+ and ESPN+, so you can watch thousands of popular TV shows, movies and original content too.


Sling Orange + Blue ($35 for the first month, $60 monthly afterward) is a live TV streaming platform that lets you watch nearly every NBA Playoff game online on ESPN, ABC and TNT.

The streaming plan also come with other news, entertainment and sports channels, such as A&E, AMC, CNN, Food Network, Freeform, HGTV, History, Lifetime and others. Learn more about watching NBA games with Sling here.

See Also

Warner Bros. Discovery

Max (formerly known as HBO Max) has the B/R Sports hub as part of its streaming service for a limited time. The hub has access to NBA Playoff games with TNT starting at $9.99 per month.

In addition to the NBA, Max’s B/R Sports includes NHL on TNT, U.S. Soccer, MotoGP and other sports leagues. The service also has hit movies like Barbie, Blue Beetle, Avatar: The Way of Water, and others, as well as award-winning series, such as Succession, Barry, The White Lotus and more.

Max is also available as an add-on channel on Prime Video.

2024 NBA Playoffs: Game Dates, Schedule

The 2024 NBA Playoffs are from now through June. The NBA Finals are scheduled to begin June 6 and will run through June 23, depending if the series goes all seven games. See the full 2024 NBA schedule here and the NBA Playoffs bracket here.

How to Watch the 2024 NBA Playoffs on Cable

The 2024 NBA Conference Finals games will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN and TNT in the U.S. You can watch those channels online on their respective websites by logging in with your cable TV provider account.

Where to Buy 2024 NBA Playoffs Tickets Online

Want to watch games in person? Last-minute tickets are available for the NBA Playoffs at StubHub, Ticket Liquidator and Ticket Network, prices depend on the city and seat location. For more info, visit

Some of the best deals on tickets are at Vivid Seats, where you can save $20 with code THR2024; or at SeatGeek where you can use promo code HOLLYWOOD10 to save $10 on eligible purchases of $250 and up. Click here for last-minute tickets to NBA Playoff games.

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