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The 2022 NBA postseason started with a play-in tournament on April 12 and the playoffs reached the conference finals on May 17. Four teams remain in contention for the NBA Finals, and this year’s competition is guaranteed to feature a new champion following the elimination of last year’s winner, the Milwaukee Bucks.
In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics play the top-seeded Miami Heat. Erik Spoelstra will coach Miami in their sixth Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2011.
In the Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks face the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are all looking to reach their sixth NBA Finals.
Remaining NBA playoff games are spread across TNT, ESPN, and ABC. If you don’t have cable, you can watch those channels through live TV streaming services like YouTube TV.
Below, we broke down everything you need to know about streaming the NBA playoffs without a cable subscription.
You can watch the remaining games in the 2022 NBA playoffs on ESPN, ABC, and TNT through cable or a live TV streaming service. ABC games are also typically simulcast on ESPN3.
If you already have a pay-TV provider with access to those channels, you can stream each network’s NBA content via their respective apps.
If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, you can sign up for a live TV streaming service to watch NBA playoff games. Services with packages that support every channel you need to stream every NBA playoff game include Sling TV and YouTube TV.
Sling TV features ESPN and TNT as part of its Orange plan for $35 a month. Sling doesn’t include ABC, but NBA games airing on that network are typically simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with Sling.
New Sling subscribers can get their first month of service for 50% off, which helps make Sling one of the cheapest options for streaming the NBA playoffs.
YouTubeTV includes ABC, ESPN, and TNT as part of its base plan for $65 a month, offering complete access to all of the major channels that broadcast remaining NBA playoff games. New members can get their first three months for $55 a month.
Hulu + Live TV has ESPN, TNT, and ABC for $70 a month. That’s more expensive that Sling and YouTube TV, but Hulu does have the added bonus of offering a huge library of popular on-demand shows and movies. The live TV service even includes Disney Plus and ESPN+ for no extra cost.
The 2022 NBA playoffs officially began on April 16. The conference finals started on May 17, and the Finals are set to start on June 2. Below, we rounded up schedule details for the remaining games in the Eastern and Western Conference Finals.
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The 2021-22 NBA postseason began on April 12. Here’s a rundown of key dates:
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