The NBA Postseason has reached the Conference Finals, and I’ll explain all you need to watch every game of the NBA playoffs
- Channels you Need: To watch the NBA Postseason, you will need access to TNT, ESPN, and ABC.
- How To Stream: All those Channels can be streamed using DIRECTV STREAM (5-day free trial)
NBA Playoff Schedule
The NBA Playoffs Conference Finals are listed in the tables below.
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
|1||Tuesday, May 17||Celtics vs. Heat||8:40 p.m.||ESPN|
|2||Thursday, May 19||Celtics vs. Heat||8:40 p.m.||ESPN|
|3||Saturday, May 21||Heat vs. Celtics||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|4||Monday, May 23||Heat vs. Celtics||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|5*||Wednesday, May 25||Celtics vs. Heat||8:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|6*||Friday, May 27||Heat vs. Celtics||8:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|7*||Sunday, May 29||Celtics vs. Heat||8:30 p.m.||ESPN|
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
|1||Wednesday, May 18||Mavericks vs. Warriors||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|2||Friday, May 20||Mavericks vs. Warriors||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|3||Sunday, May 22||Warriors vs. Mavericks||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|4||Tuesday, May 24||Warriors vs. Mavericks||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|5*||Thursday, May 26||Mavericks vs. Warriors||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|6*||Saturday, May 28||Warriors vs. Mavericks||9:00 p.m.||TNT|
|7*||Monday, May 30||Mavericks vs. Warriors||8:00 p.m.||TNT|
Streaming Services with NBA Playoffs
The live streaming services below carry all the channels you need to watch the NBA postseason.
DIRECTV STREAM is another way you can watch TNT, ABC, ESPN, and NBA TV. The Entertainment Channel packages with TNT, ESPN, and ABC cost $69.99 per month. While NBA TV is available in their “choice plan” for $69.99 per month. A subscription to DIRECTV STREAM includes the following:
- watch 20 streams simultaneously per subscription
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like TNT and more
- supported on AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has TNT, ABC, and ESPN. A Subscription to Hulu + Live TV includes:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Includes Hulu Streaming Library, Disney+ and ESPN+
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- It comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for Hulu + Live TV. The base package starts at $69.99 per month.
YouTubeTV also offers live TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV streaming for $64.99/month along with the following features:
- access to TNT, ESPN, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes Youtube TV on-demand
See our YouTube TV review for more details.
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