The 2021 NBA playoffs are coming to an end quickly. After the Phoenix Suns got his ticket to the NBA Finals on Wednesday, they await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. The good news for fans is that the remaining playoff games are streamed live on national and cable networks, namely TNT for the Eastern Conference Finals and ABC for the NBA Finals. Thanks to , you won’t need a cable subscription to watch.
Saturday brings Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals with the Bucks looking to close out the series with a victory. An Atlanta win would force a Game 7 on Monday night.
Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET) on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know to stream the action – no cable required.
What is the NBA playoff schedule?
The 2021 NBA playoffs began on Saturday, May 22, and the second round concluded on Sunday, June 20. The conference finals continue this weekend and next week with alternate games scheduled every day. The 2021 NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on July 8. As in previous years, each playoff series requires four games to win and extends to seven games.
Here is the program for the next few days.
Saturday july 3
- No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks at No. 5 Atlanta Hawks, 8:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm PT on TNT (Bucks lead series 3-2)
Monday July 5
- No. 5 Atlanta Hawks at No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks, Game 7 (if necessary), 8:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm PT on TNT
Take a look at the whole 2021 NBA playoff schedule at NBA.com.
How can I watch the NBA playoffs on live TV without cable?
Four of the top fiveThey offer TNT and ABC (all but Sling TV), but not all services have their local ABC station, so check the links below to make sure it’s available in your area. Sling, to his credit, will simulcast the games that will air on ABC.
If you have FuboTV, you will need something else to watch the games on TNT. Our best picks? For the most comprehensive option, and a better app, check out YouTube TV. If you want to get all the games for the cheapest rate, Sling TV is the choice.
Google’s live TV streaming service offers all the channels you’ll need for the NBA playoffs for $ 65 per month.
Read our YouTube TV review.
Sling TV’s Orange package offers TNT for $ 35 a month. While it doesn’t have ABC, Sling says it will simulcast the games that air on ABC through ESPN3.
Read our Sling TV review.
AT&T TV’s basic entertainment package costs $ 70 and offers all the channels you’ll need for the NBA playoffs.
Read our AT&T TV review.
Are fans allowed in the games?
While the 2020 playoffs were held in a Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida, the NBA has played its 2020-21 season in regular stadiums with fans increasingly returning to stadiums as local restrictions of COVID-19 have been alleviated. Fans can participate in this year’s playoff games, although the the exact number allowed at each location will vary.