How to stream basketball live with a VPN

Published: Aug 8, 2019

How to watch live basketball games?

The Finals are underway. As expected, the Golden State Warriors are in the running for another title but face an uphill climb to secure a three-peat.

Standing in Golden State’s way are the Toronto Raptors. With the series in their favor, can the Raptors seal the deal?

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The official Finals broadcast

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See more ways to stream below!

Watch the NBA Finals on YouTube TV

Price: 50 USD/month

YouTube TV is the official broadcaster of the Finals. There’s a 5-day free-trial available.

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your devices
  2. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server
  3. Head to YouTube TV and sign up
  4. Enjoy the Finals!

Watch basketball live streams on Eleven Sports

Price: 3 USD/month

Eleven Sports is one of the newest and cheapest broadcasters. To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your devices
  2. Connect to a Taiwan ExpressVPN server
  3. Visit and sign up for an account
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream NBA League Pass without blackouts

Price: Subscription prices vary according to location. Please contact the Support Team by live chat for further guidance.

Looking to watch every regular season game, the All-Star Weekend, Playoffs, and Finals? NBA League Pass is your best option.

You can access the League Pass around the world, although the U.S. and Canadian versions are limited by blackouts. Users who sign up for the League Pass from a non-U.S., non-Canadian server location will have live-streaming access to every game, everywhere.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a location where all games are available
  3. Go to and sign up
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream live basketball on Sling TV

Price: $25/month

Sling TV Blue includes ESPN and TNT, which are the core channels for watching live basketball games. Regional blackouts apply.

Not sure if you want to commit to Sling? Use the 7-day free trial! To get started:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. VPN server
  3. Head to Sling and select a package, or use the free trial
  4. Tune in to the action!

Watch basketball live on Hulu

Price: $40/month

Hulu’s live TV package includes ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, and TNT. There’s a 7-day free trial available. Regional blackouts apply.

To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit Hulu and create an account
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream games on PlayStation Vue

Price: $45/month

PlayStation Vue offers a variety of streaming bundles, with the core $45 plan giving you access to ESPN, ESPN2, and TNT. Select plans have a 7-day free trial. Regional blackouts apply.

Wondering how to get pristine, HD streams? Learn how to watch PlayStation Vue with ExpressVPN.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the U.S.
  3. See all PlayStation Vue bundles and select a plan
  4. Enjoy the games!

Watch live basketball games with DirecTV

Price: $40/month

Looking for another way to watch live basketball? DirecTV offers a 7-day free trial. Regional blackouts apply.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the U.S.
  3. Visit DirecTV and create an account
  4. Enjoy the games!

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

Basketball blackouts: International League Pass vs. U.S. League Pass

What’s the difference between watching League Pass in Germany, Australia, Canada, or the U.S.? The 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.

The international League Pass also offers live games for all teams but without blackouts. If you only want to watch the games for a single team, select the “Team Choice” option to save some money!

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5 thoughts on “Basketball

  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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