How to Stream 2021 NBA Playoffs

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Despite the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns still put out a solid game thanks to Devin Booker, who scored 20 points in the first half and 18 more in the third quarter. His 38 points are tied for the second-most points scored throughout an NBA Finals game in 25 years.

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The decisive Game 4 comes after the Bucks took home the win at their home stadium, Fiserv Forum, on Sunday night, defeating the Suns with the help of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks MVP, whose status remained uncertain after a knee injury during the Eastern Conference Finals, got back on the court to lead the team to victory with a 40-point 10-rebound rebound performance on the Finals stage.

The last leg of the series has been historic for both teams: the Bucks haven’t had on a victory in the Finals for almost 50 years, while it’s the first time the Suns have played in the Finals in 28 years. Now, eyes are on an anticipated Game 5 on Saturday night in Phoenix.

Considering how unpredictable the entire postseason has been, the next few games are sure to be chock-full of entertainment. If you’re looking for answers on how to stream this years playoffs, we’ve got the rundown. A variety of streamers are covering the games live from ABC, ESPN, and TNT, meaning you’ll be sure to find a way to watch without cable. Here are the best places to stream the 2021 NBA playoffs, from ESPN+ to Sling TV, here’s our guide.

Wednesday, July 14th

Time PT/ET

  • 6:00 p.m./9:00 p.m. Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday, July 17th

Time PT/ET

  • 6:00 p.m./9:00 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns

Tuesday, July 20th

Time PT/ET

  • 6:00 p.m./9:00 p.m. Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Thursday, July 22nd

Time PT/ET

  • 6:00 p.m./9:00 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns

Sling TV

Sling TV is the most affordable way to stream TNT for the playoffs. While a regular subscription normally costs $35 a month, you can snag this special promo offer for$10 a month, or 35 cents a day. Plus, the live-streaming app service caters towards NBA fans with its Orange package, which offers access to TNT’s NBA studio and ESPN in addition to 30 more channels.




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ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus is another solid good plan to screen all the important playoff games. At $5.99 a month, the streamer offers every live playoff game airing on ESPN and ABC. You’ll want to keep your subscription for the finals, as well, since the Western Conference finals will be televised exclusively on ESPN, and the NBA finals on ABC.




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FuboTV

FuboTV is the most expensive option available at $64.99, but it’s one of the only all-in-one solutions to catching every second of the playoffs. The sports-focused streamer offers ESPN, TNT, NBC, and NBA TV available to stream on any device. This is best for big-time sports fanatics, who might be interested in the additional 100 channels that come with a subscription.




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NBA League Pass

This is the way to go if you aren’t be able to catch the live games. Each playoff game will be made available for viewing within a few hours after each game is finished. But the kicker is that, unlike regular DVR provided by other streamers, NBA League Pass allows users to download the games to watch offline.




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NBA TV

In addition to offering access to a handful of games in the earlier rounds of playoffs, NBA TV also offers around-the-clock analysis of what’s happening on-screen in real time. While other streamers may offer more live coverage, its $20 price tag pays off for viewers looking to return to the classics: the subscription service offers access to every single NBA Finals matchup from the last 20 years.




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Youtube TV

With access to ABC, ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT, Youtube TV will have you covered with all the channels you’ll need for live coverage and analysis of the playoff games. And if the price is too steep, now’s the perfect time to go for their free one-month trial.




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AT&T TV

With a basic entertainment package from AT&T, you’ll have access to ABC, ESPN, and TNT to catch all the most important games. For $15 more dollars, you’ll get NBA TV for extra analysis of the games and players, in addition to their archive of every single Finals matchup game over the last 20 years.




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Hulu Plus

If you aren’t interested in NBA TV, Hulu is a cheaper option for the three main channels you’ll need for the playoffs: ABC, ESPN, and TNT. And for existing Hulu subscribers, the shift to Plus entails a coveted shift to no commercials and increased access to their extensive library.




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