Stream NBA games online with a VPN

Opdateret: 8. december 2021

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Stream NBA games online with a VPN

Whether you’re looking to find the best way to watch on NBA League Pass, or test cord-cutting services that include NBA action, you can do it all with the help of a VPN.

On this page you can find information on how to watch the league you love, analyses and predictions for big games coming up, and which team looks like a good bet to win it all.

Stream NBA games using NBA League Pass

If you are a serious fan who wants access to every single game, or at least all of your team’s games, there isn’t a better option than NBA League Pass. You can enjoy the games without blackouts by using the international version of the service.

Use NBA League Pass to watch every game without blackouts

Want to catch all the NBA action throughout the year with the privacy and security of a VPN? NBA League Pass is your best option.

Price: 20 USD/season

To watch basketball on NBA League Pass:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a fast and secure server location. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to NBA League Pass and sign up.
  4. Enjoy the games!

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NBA game blackouts: International League Pass vs. U.S. League Pass

What’s the difference between watching NBA League Pass in Germany, Australia, Canada, or the U.S.? League Pass is available both inside and outside the States. However, there are key differences every fan needs to know.

The U.S. League Pass offers live games and full-game replays for all teams. However, blackouts apply. When a team is playing, that game will be “blacked out” on the U.S. League Pass for the team’s home market. Nationally broadcast games on ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV will also be blacked out. (All blacked out games are available three days after broadcast. If you purchased the 3-Game Choice package, nationally telecast games will be available for purchase three hours after they have aired. Locally telecast games will be available for purchase three days after they air.)

Want to tune in without having to worry about blackouts? The International League Pass also offers live games for all teams, but without a single blackout!

That’s because blackouts are put in place to protect local broadcasters’ viewership, while preserving users’ ability to watch out-of-market games. If you’re streaming from a country outside the United States or Canada, every game is effectively “out-of-market,” meaning that there are no blackouts to worry about. If you only want to watch the games for a single team, select the “Team Choice” option to save some money!

How to cancel NBA League Pass

If you feel like you’re not getting value out of your subscription, cancelling it is not an arduous process. There is a comprehensive guide on how to cancel. You should also be aware that the service auto renews monthly—if you’re on a monthly subscription—or prior to the season if you’ve purchased an annual subscription. You can opt out of auto renewals and you will be notified by email prior to getting auto renewed for a full season.

Stream NBA games using services with free trials

There are a number of services available that should cover your basketball needs. They can be slightly pricey, but offer free trials so you have ample opportunity to see if they’re worth it for you.

Watch live basketball games on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, TNT, ESPN, Stadium, and NBA TV

YouTube TV provides secure access to all four channels that broadcast the basketball regular season: ABC, TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV. A five-day free trial is available. Some locally televised games may not be available.

To watch basketball live on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to YouTube TV and use the free trial.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream NBA games on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ABC, and TNT

Hulu’s live TV package includes three channels for secure NBA streams: ESPN, ABC, and TNT. You may need a U.S. credit card or PayPal account to subscribe. While some locally televised games may not be available, you can try the service with a seven-day free trial.

To stream the NBA on Hulu:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit Hulu and use the free trial.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about connecting to Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Watch basketball games live on Sling TV Orange

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV (NBA TV is available via the “Sports Extra” add-on for an extra 10 USD/month)

Use ExpressVPN and Sling TV to watch two out of four channels for streaming basketball securely this season: TNT and ESPN. While some locally televised games may not be available, you can try the service with a three-day free trial.

To watch live NBA games on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the United States, such as Los Angeles. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to Sling TV and sign up, or get the Sling TV app on your device of choice.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

Learn more about how to watch Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Watch NBA streams on fuboTV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: NBA TV and TNT

You can use fuboTV to securely watch two out of the four channels that carry the games: TNT and NBA TV. While some locally televised games may not be available, you can try the service with a seven-day free trial.

To watch the NBA on fuboTV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to fuboTV and use a free trial.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

Pro tip: Use the free trials for all of the channels above for over a month of free streams!

Watch basketball highlights and more on the NBA’s official YouTube channel

Check out the latest highlights, interviews, funny moments, and more on NBA’s official YouTube channel.

To watch highlights on YouTube:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to the NBA YouTube channel.
  4. You’re all set!

Top upcoming NBA games

In this space we’ll highlight a few games that NBA fans should be circling on their calendar each week. To enjoy these securely and with unlimited bandwidth, just fire up your VPN!

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat [December 8, 7:30 p.m. ET]

Although the volume of player movement in the NBA makes it difficult for rivalries to take root, there’s certainly something cooking with the Heat and the Bucks. The teams have met in two consecutive playoffs, and are among the most physical squads in the league. Miami was embarrassed by the Bucks over the weekend and should summon a strong bounce-back effort in this one.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets [December 10, 7:30 p.m. ET]

The Hawks haven’t quite been the team we saw in last year’s playoffs, but they still play a wide-open, offense-first style that’s fun to watch. That’s especially true when they’re facing a team that can put up buckets, like this Nets team with Kevin Durant and James Harden. This one should be a treat for fans who like high-flying shootouts, and bettors who like to smash the over.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors [December 11, 8:30 p.m. ET]

The 76ers aren’t where they want to be in the standings thanks to some missed games from Joel Embiid and the absence of Ben Simmons (or a suitable trade return for him), but with Embiid back they’re ready to go on a run. Golden State is coming off an intense pair of games against the Phoenix Suns and could struggle with the bruising physicality Embiid and the 76ers bring to the table.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks [December 13, 8:30 p.m. ET]

If you enjoy creative, audacious playmaking you can’t do much better than a matchup featuring Luka Dončić and LaMelo Ball. Each young superstar throws circus passes that most wouldn’t dare attempt, and even finds success with regularity. Neither of these teams appears championship-bound, but each has solid entertainment value—largely due to the antics of their primary ball handlers.

NBA Award races

MVPKevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets

With Kyrie Irving out and James Harden struggling, Durant has become the engine of the Nets. Not only has the Slim Reaper been putting up strong point totals—on absurdly efficient shooting—but he’s also piled up boards and done more than his share of playmaking.

[Preseason prediction: Kevin Durant]

Defensive Player of the Year – Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Although Gobert feels like a boring pick here, there’s a reason he’s won this award three times before. The ‘Stifle Tower’ makes it impossible for opponents to go to work in the paint, and single-handedly forces opponents to rely heavily on jump shooting if they want to beat the Jazz.

[Preseason prediction: Matisse Thybulle]

Rookie of the YearScottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors

After the Raptors raised eyebrows around the league for selecting Barnes over Jalen Suggs with the fourth pick, they now look like they knew something the rest of the league didn’t. Barnes has been a dangerous and efficient scorer while making an impact on the glass and playing solid defense. If the athletic forward can develop a three-point stroke, his ceiling will be unlimited.

[Preseason prediction: Jalen Green]

Most Improved PlayerMiles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets

The union between Bridges and LaMelo Ball has been nothing short of stellar, allowing the high-flying wing to put up points totals shattering his previous career high. Bridges has become a reliable top scoring option for a team that has been feisty in the early going.

[Preseason prediction: Nickeil Alexander-Walker]

Sixth Man of the YearMontrezl Harrell, Washington Wizards

After a down year with the Lakers last season, Harrell is recapturing the form that saw him win this award in 2019-20. Although he has some defensive limitations, his ability to create instant offense off the bench is second to none.

[Preseason prediction: Kevin Huerter]

Coach of the YearBilly Donovan, Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are off to their best start since the Michael Jordan era, and although new additions DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball might be more responsible for that than Donovan, the bench boss deserves some credit. If Chicago continues at anything like this pace, the former Oklahoma City Thunder coach should easily grab this award.

[Preseason prediction: Billy Donovan]

Who’s going to win the NBA title?

For most of the offseason the Brooklyn Nets were considered the prohibitive title favorites, but the club’s outlook has dimmed slightly due to the absence of Kyrie Irving. It would still be unwise to assume Brooklyn is out of the race, but the door is cracked open—particularly in the Eastern Conference, where the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks are bringing back essentially the same team from last year. The other contenders in the East—the Philadelphia 76ersChicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat—all have too many blemishes to project as true title threats, but in-season additions or surprising breakouts could change that.

In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors look like top dogs with Steph Curry’s offensive excellence and the emergence of Jordan Poole — and they’ll only get stronger when Klay Thompson returns. The Los Angeles Lakers should be a threat to Golden State, but there are legitimate questions about what the addition of Russell Westbrook is doing to their spacing. The Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets are interesting teams because neither looks like a contender now, but each has a star returning (Kawhi Leonard and Jamal Murray) that could change their fortunes. Other possible threats to the Lakers’ supremacy include the Luka Dončić-led Dallas Mavericks, last year’s top seed—the Utah Jazz—and the Phoenix Suns, who look like they’re recapturing the magic that sent them to the NBA Finals last year, and can’t be counted out.

Here are FiveThirtyEight’s top 10 teams by championship probabilities:

TeamChampionship Probability
Milwaukee Bucks29%
Phoenix Suns15%
Denver Nuggets12%
Utah Jazz11%
Brooklyn Nets9%
Philadelphia 76ers4%
Los Angeles Clippers4%
Miami Heat3%
Golden State Warriors3%
Boston Celtics2%

Key Dates for the NBA Season

Regular season beginsOctober 19, 2021
Regular season concludesApril 10, 2022
Play-In tournamentApril 12-15, 2022
Playoffs beginApril 16, 2022
NBA Finals beginsJune 2, 2022
Game 7 of the NBA Finals (if necessary)June 19, 2022
NBA DraftJune 23, 2022

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  1. btw your company should NEVER suggest NBA League Pass. They are the most f’d up website and organization ever. I did subscribe and still get billed monthly despite more than 20 requests to cancel. The site itself is entirely geared to selling you subscriptions. I was never able to watch even one Warrior’s game. Horrible customer service

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