The action begins with New Orleans in Toronto (8 p.m. ET) followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at LA Clippers (10.30 p.m. ET.) Both games of the doubleheader are on TNT.
While waiting for the debut of Zion for beginners, there are many other storylines to follow with familiar faces in new places. Are there enough shots to go around Houston with James Harden and Russell Westbrook who share the same half of the defense? Can Stephen Curry keep the Golden State Warriors rolling without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson? Can Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks or Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in the east reach the final?
We will find the answers to these questions during the course of the season. This is what you need to know to view all the NBA promotion this year.
NBA live on TV
You can watch nationally broadcasted games on ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV.
The game from your local team is broadcast on a regional sports network (RSN), usually a Fox Sports or NBC Sports RSN (there are a handful of independent RSN & # 39; s). You need a pay TV subscription to tune into your regional Fox Sports or NBC Sports network.
NBA live streaming without cable
You have two options for live streaming of NBA games:
- Subscribe to a live TV streaming service that carries the national broadcast channels and the RSN of your team.
- Buy an NBA League Pass subscription
The former is better if you are a fan of the local team, while the latter only works if you are following an out-of-market team.
Depending on where you live, one of the important live TV streaming services can carry the local RSN that broadcasts the games from your local team. However, not every service runs every RSN or local network such as ABC, and some teams are not available on a live TV streaming service, so tick each team using the links below to be sure that it carries the network you want in your area.
Other things you should know about live TV streaming services:
- You need a solid internet connection.
- You can watch them all on TV as long as your smart TV is the service app. You can also watch on your TV with a media reader, such as a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or Chromecast.
- You can also view iPhones, Android phones, tablets and computer browsers.
- You can sign up and cancel at any time, no contract required.
- They all offer free trial periods, so you can sign up to view and then cancel.
If you live in the TV market of your favorite team, look below for your streaming options. I also recorded information for ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV for live national broadcasts.
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YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and contains everything an NBA fan needs: ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV together with local Fox Sports or NBC Sports RSN & # 39; s.
The basic $ 50 monthly access plan for PlayStation Vue includes ESPN, TNT and ABC. The $ 55 per month core plan adds NBA TV and local Fox Sports or NBC Sports RSN & # 39; s.
Sling TV & # 39; s Sling Orange package of $ 25 per month contains ESPN and TNT but no RSN. The Sling Blue package of $ 25 per month from Sling TV includes regional NBC Sports RSN & only for the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards. Sling TV does not have Fox Sports RSN & # 39; s. None of the Sling TV plans include ABC. The Orange and Blue package from Sling TV costs $ 40 per month. The Sports Extra add-on of $ 10 per month includes NBA TV.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 45 per month and includes ESPN, TNT and ABC together with regional Fox or NBC Sports RSN & # 39; s. It does not offer NBA TV.
AT&T TV Now the $ 50-per-month Plus package includes ESPN, TNT and ABC, but you have to jump for the $ 70-per-month Max package to also receive a regional Fox or NBC Sports RSN. Neither of the plans contains NBA TV. AT&T TV Now will raise its prices next month and the new base price is $ 65 for the Plus package and $ 80 for Max.
FuboTV costs $ 55 a month and includes TNT, NBA TV and Fox Sports and NBC Sports RSN's, but it contains neither ESPN nor ABC.
NBA League Pass
With NBA League Pass, the games of your local team are blackened, along with games on national television. You can watch all out-of-market games (unless they are on ESPN, TNT or another national broadcast) for $ 250 for the season (or $ 40 per month) without commercials or $ 200 for the season (or $ 29 per month) with commercial breaks. You can sign up to view only the matches of your favorite out-of-market team for $ 120 for the season (or $ 18 per month). Or you can only get NBA TV for the broadcast of the competition and the live games it shows for $ 60 a year or $ 7 a month. NBA League Pass is supported on a number of devices.