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Their backs are against the wall, but the Boston Celtics refuse to give up. The NBA fought back from a 3-0 deficit to force a Game 6 tonight against the Eastern Conference series-leading Miami Heat (3-2).
If the Celtics win, the decisive Game 7 will take place on Monday, May 29. The winner of the series will face the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals starting on Sunday, June 1.
Find out how to catch tonight’s game and see who could end up as the 2023 NBA champion. You don’t even need a cable subscription to watch — just Sling TV.
The best way to stream the NBA Playoffs live
If you want to access all NBA playoffs and finals games live stream, the most cost effective way is Sling TV. The low-cost cable streamer’s Orange tier includes games from ESPN and TNT, while the Orange + Blue tier includes these and NBA Finals games broadcast on ABC (in select markets).
Final game schedule of the NBA conference
Don’t miss a moment of the NBA playoffs, starting with the conference finals tonight. It airs May 27 at 8:30 pm EDT (5:30 pm PDT) on TNT.
Don’t have cable TV? Luckily, Sling TV carries TNT so you can watch those games live. Many markets also carry ABC, so you can also watch the NBA Finals.
2023 Eastern Conference Finals Schedule (No. 8 Miami Heat vs. No. 2 Boston Celtics)
Game 6: Saturday, May 27 at 8:30pm EDT on TNT* Game 7: Monday, May 29 at 8:30pm EDT on TNT
*This game will only be played if necessary.
The NBA Finals begin Sunday, June 1 at 8:30 PM EDT. All NBA Finals 2023 games will be shown on ABC.
Watch the 2023 NBA Conference Finals on Sling TV
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The best and most affordable way to watch 2023 NBA playoff games broadcast on ESPN and TNT is through Sling TV. The most budget-friendly tier, which includes TNT and ESPN, Orange is just $40 a month. The Orange + Blue tier gives you access to the largest amount of live sports, including NFL Network, ABC, Fox and NBC broadcasts, for $55 per month. You get 50 hours of DVR storage to record all the games you want
There’s no contract, but Sling TV is offering $10 off the first three months if you commit to three months. So you pay $30 right now to get access to TNT and ESPN with Sling Orange, or $45 for the Orange + Blue tier.
Don’t have a smart TV to watch Sling TV? No problem: Right now Sling TV is offering customers a free Amazon Fire TV Stick to use.
Watch the NBA Finals on a digital antenna
If you are concerned about being able to access games played on ABC, such as the NBA Finals, you can get a digital antenna to access your local TV stations, which will include ABC. Although Sling TV carries ABC in several of its major markets, the antenna will give you peace of mind that you won’t have to miss a single NBA playoff game.
It supports smart TVs in 1080p, 4K and 8K displays and works with older models as well. It’s also currently discounted on Amazon. Buy now and it will arrive before the NBA Finals start in June.
Roainey Digital TV Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster, $26 after coupon (down from $40)
Hulu + Live TV Bundle
It’s not as affordable as Sling TV, but the Hulu + Live TV bundle has a huge library of content thanks to their partnership with Disney and ESPN. The bundle includes both Disney+ and ESPN+ and is completely ad-free. If you want it all, get the Hulu + Live TV bundle.
Sign up for Hulu + Live TV with ESPN+ and Disney+ bundles, $70 a month
FuboTV is a sports-focused streaming service that has live TV events for almost every sport, including international sports, and over 100 other channels. Did we mention they also give you 1,000 hours of DVR space? Get a free seven-day trial by signing up here.
FuboTV, starting at $75 a month
DirecTV streams all the networks a sports fan wants, including NBC, Fox, ESPN and more. Whatever your viewing needs, DirecTV Stream should have a monthly package that will serve you. Prices for DirecTV Stream service start at $65 a month for the first three months, then $75 thereafter.
DirecTV Streams, $65 per month and up
The best TV deals before the NBA playoffs
Looking for a new television for all your sports viewing needs? Watch the NBA Playoffs on a smart TV. We’ve rounded up some of the latest great deals on high-end TV tech.
85″ Samsung “The Frame” QLED 4K Smart TV, $2,744 (down from $4,298)75″ Philips LED Class 4K Smart Google TV, $598 (down from $668)
65″ LG OLED Class 4K B2 Series Smart TV, $1,297 (down from $2,300)58″ Hisense LED Roku Smart TV, $268 (down from $338)55″ Samsung Q70A Series 4K QLED Smart TV, $749 (down from $1000)53″ Hisense HDR Roku Smart TV, $228 (down from $258)