The 2021 NBA playoffs are in full swing, with pivotal games between the best teams every day. They are broadcast live on national and cable networks, namely TNT, ESPN and ABC, but thanks to, NBA fans don’t need a cable subscription to watch. Tonight’s fun features Game 7 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets at 5:30 pm PT (8:30 pm ET) on TNT. The winner advances to the Eastern Conference Finals and the loser heads home.
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 first round concluded on Sunday, June 6. Successive rounds will continue through early summer and the 2021 NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on July 8. As in previous years, each playoff series requires four games to win and runs up to seven games.
Here is the program for tonight.
Saturday June 19
- No. 3 Milwaukee Bucks at No. 2 Brooklyn Nets, Game 7. 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET on TNT. (Series tied 3-3)
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 ESPN, 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 ESPN and TNT for $ 35 a month. While it doesn’t have ABC, Sling says it will simulcast the games that will 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.
FuboTV offers ABC and ESPN as part of its basic $ 65-per-month plan, but it doesn’t have TNT.
Read our FuboTV review.
Are fans allowed in the games?
While the 2020 playoffs took place 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 at each location will vary.