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The NBA playoffs are in full swing. The conference finals continue until May 29 (if necessary). Tonight, we have Game 4 of the Western Conference, with the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Denver Nuggets on Monday, May 22 at 8:30 PM ET (5:30 PT). The Nuggets are currently up 3-0, so they win tonight’s game, they are the Western Conference winners and they will be in the NBA Finals. Tomorrow, the Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference.
These NBA Conference Finals games will determine which teams advance to the NBA Playoff Finals. How to catch tonight’s game and see who could end up as NBA champion. You don’t even need a cable subscription — just that 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 ABC (specific market) games.
Final game schedule of the NBA conference
With the NBA Semifinals over, we’re down to the 2023 NBA Conference Finals. In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat eliminated the New York Knicks, so the Heat and Celtics will face each other in the NBA’s best-of-seven-elimination tournament. The Heat currently lead 3-0.
Meanwhile, in the Western Conference semifinals, the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors. The Denver Nuggets won against the Phoenix Suns. We’ll see the fourth Nuggets vs. Lakers matchup tonight. Will the Nuggets take home the Western Conference Championship, or will the Lakers bounce back? (If you want to record this game tonight, Sling TV offers 50 hours of DVR storage.)
Final game schedule of the NBA conference
Don’t miss a moment of the NBA playoffs, starting with the conference finals tonight. The remaining Western Conference games will all be broadcast on ESPN. All Eastern Conference games will be shown on TNT.
Don’t have cable TV? Luckily, Sling TV carries both TNT and ESPN so you can watch those games live.
2023 Western Conference Finals Schedule (No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers vs. No. 1 Denver Nuggets)
Game 4: Monday May 22nd at 8:30pm EDT on ESPN
* Game 5: Wednesday, May 24 at 8:30 pm EDT on ESPN* Game 6: Friday, May 26 at 8:30pm EDT on ESPN* Game 7: Sunday, May 28 at 8:30 pm EDT on ESPN
2023 Eastern Conference Finals Schedule (No. 8 Miami Heat vs. No. 2 Boston Celtics)
Game 4: Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30pm EDT on TNT * Game 5: Thursday, May 25 at 8:30pm EDT on TNT * Game 6: Saturday, May 27 at 8:30pm EDT on TNT * Game 7: Monday, May 29 at 8:30pm EDT on TNT
*These games will only be played if necessary.
What about the rest of the playoffs?
The NBA Finals begin Sunday, June 1 at 8:30 PM EDT. After the conference finals, 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 is through Sling TV. The most budget-friendly tier, which includes ESPN, Orange, is just $40 a month. The Orange + Blue tier gives you access to the largest amount of live sports, including not only ESPN but 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 is no contract. You can cancel at any time. Best of all? They are offering $10 off the first month. So you pay $30 right now to get access to 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 Game 3 between the Lakers and Nuggets on ABC.
Roainey Digital TV Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster, $27 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 2023 March Madness tournament 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, $2,748 (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)