Watch the NBA Playoffs, TV & Streaming Options

Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:00:19PM
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To watch any NBA Playoff game, this guide has you covered. Included are all the current dates, times, match-ups and streaming links for any playoff game as well as all the cable, internet and satellite TV options for viewing any game.

NBA Playoffs Watching Guide

Use this resource to see every cable provider that carries all the channels airing NBA Playoff games. Broken down between internet TV, satellite and traditional cable TV services, you can see all the plans each provider offers, how much they are monthly and how much each plan costs per month. If you scroll down on the page, the full NBA Playoffs schedule is there as well.

NBA Playoffs TV Schedule & Live Streaming

And for a no-nonsense NBA Playoffs TV schedule, use this resource. It's a one-stop shop for all the info you need to watch any game, including live and replay streaming links for each and every game. Best part is, the site doesn't spoil any of the tournament results for you by default, hence the Avoid Spoilers moniker.

For a full breakdown of all the TV channel options and individual streaming links continue below.

TV Channels Airing Games


ABC will be airing a good amount of the prime time games. Or at least what they consider prime time. Luckily you don't need a cable subscription to access this channel. A digital antenna can pick up ABC for free. Or you likely have local channels already included in your basic or extended cable package.

ESPN and TNT will air almost all the other NBA Playoff games. You will need a basic cable account to access these channels. Or of course, you can always go to a local bar or restaurant that is known for airing sporting events to get around that.

Of course, if you have NBA TV as part of your cable channel lineup, you can watch any games that ABC, ESPN or TNT don't air. For blackout reasons, NBA TV can't air a lot of games the other channels have contracts for already. But they will also be airing highlights and have plenty of NBA Playoffs commentary that's worthwhile.

If you don't already have NBA TV, consider checking out this page to see which providers and plans include it. You might be able to simply upgrade your current service or perhaps consider a switch to a better plan. Plenty of options out there.

Cable TV and Streaming Options

Cable TV - Spectrum, U-Verse, Verizon Fios, Xfinity
Satellite TV - DirecTV, Dish Network
Internet TV packages - AT&T TV Now, YouTubeTV

All of these providers offer all 4 TV channels (ESPN, ABC, TNT, NBA TV) airing the NBA Playoffs. Options include traditional cable, satellite TV or internet TV packages for the growing community of cord-cutters.

WatchESPN. For all games airing on ESPN and ABC, use this link. It works on your computer, mobile phone or tablet, as long as you have your login info (or someone else is nice enough to allow you possibly borrow theirs?, just a thought).

You will also find many options for highlights, recaps and pre-game commentary of each game there as well.

Watch TNT. For all games airing on TNT, use this link. Just sign in with your cable login info, and you are good to stream their channel live.

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