How to watch 2024 NBA playoffs: stream online or watch on TV (2024)

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The 2024 NBA playoffs certainly had a handful of surprises. From champion superstars like Lebron James, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo falling early in the tournament to the Warriors Dynasty not even making it past the Play-in Tournament, this year's final two contenders possibly represent a changing of the guard in the league.

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For the Dallas Mavericks, it's been an impressive feat to watch them go from the number 5 seed in the Western Conference to becoming a contender for a championship title. After the All-Star break, they seemed to really find their stride, locking in with skill and confidence. So will Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving be able to lead their team to victory?

On the other side of this equation, you have the Boston Celtics, who are the number 1 seed in the East and have the best record overall. There's a lot of pressure for them to finish a banner year on a high note and get a title. Plus, beating the Mavericks in the best-of-seven-games series means they'll officially break their tie with the Lakers for the most championship wins of any NBA team. So can Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown help the Celtics get the job done?

How to watch the NBA Finals in the US

The NBA Finals are going to air exclusively on ABC in the US. ABC is one of the main four broadcast networks that is available to anyone with a traditional pay-TV subscription or a TV antenna. If you've moved away from cable/satellite TV to a live TV streaming service, ABC is available on popular services such as DirecTV, Fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

For those who what to keep up with the action of the games but aren't able to sit down and watch them, ESPN Radio is broadcasting live audio coverage of the NBA Finals.

How to watch NBA Finals in the UK

For those interested in watching the NBA Finals in the UK, you'll need to tune into BBC iPlayer. Discovery Plus has been a hub for NBA games shown on TNT in the US during the regular season, while BBC has streamed select games.

How to watch the NBA Finals from anywhere

If you're going to be away from your normal TV setup but still want to watch the NBA playoffs, you might run into some problems. Thankfully, you can solve this exact issue with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

A VPN lets you change your IP address to that of the area of what you want to watch, meaning you can tune in to your favorite events or other content even if you're not there. Our favorite is NordVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.

How to use a VPN to watch any stream

  • Download the app at NordVPN
  • Choose the location of the streaming service you want to watch (UK, US, etc)
  • Navigate to the streaming service and start watching!

NBA Finals schedule

  • Game 1: Mavericks vs. Celtics, June 6 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT/ June 7 at 1:30 am UK
  • Game 2: Mavericks vs. Celtics, June 9 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT/ June 10 at 1 am UK
  • Game 3: Celtics vs. Mavericks, June 12 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT/ June 13 at 1:30 am UK
  • Game 4: Celtics vs. Mavericks, June 14 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT/ June 15 at 1:30 am UK
  • *Game 5: Mavericks vs. Celtics, June 17 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT/ June 18 at 1:30 am UK
  • *Game 6: Celtics vs. Mavericks, June 20 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT/ June 21 at 1:30 am UK
  • *Game 7: Mavericks vs. Celtics, June 23 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT/ June 24 at 1 am UK

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