Stream NBA playoff games online with a VPN

Güncellendi: 22 Haziran 2021
Stream NBA playoff games online with a VPN

Watching the NBA playoffs is possible with a VPN, either through free services or those offering free trials. This page will help guide you to the best platforms for watching your team’s quest to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Stream the NBA playoffs with Locast.org

Channel: ABC

Locast is an excellent free option for the games broadcast on ABC. Check the schedule to see which games are available to watch live on local TV through the not-for-profit service.

To stream the playoffs with Locast:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Fire up the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge
  3. Connect to a server location in the U.S. like New York or Los Angeles
  4. Go to Locast.org and sign up
  5. Select the market that corresponds with the server location you’re connected to
  6. Tune in to the local ABC channel and enjoy the basketball!

Learn more about watching Locast with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

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Watch playoff 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 of the top broadcasters for streaming playoff basketball securely this season: TNT and ESPN.

To watch basketball live on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat
  3. Go to Sling TV Orange and sign up. You will need a U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about how to watch Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

Securely stream the action on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV

YouTube TV provides secure access to all four channels that broadcast the playoffs: ABC, TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV. A five-day free trial is available.

To watch basketball live on YouTube TV:

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

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

Stream live playoff basketball 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 to subscribe. There’s a seven-day free trial included.

To watch NBA playoff games live on Hulu+Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the U.S. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat
  3. Visit Hulu+Live TV and use the free trial
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about connecting to Hulu+Live TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Check out this handy guide.

Conference finals matchups

Milwaukee Bucks (3) vs. Atlanta Hawks (5)

If the Bucks play to their capabilities consistently, they should have no trouble handling the Hawks thanks to a superior blend of offensive and defensive talent. The same could’ve been said for the Philadelphia 76ers, though, and that team just went home for the summer. For all their talent, the Bucks often get in their own way with rigid defensive schemes and a lack of creativity at the other end of the floor. If those issues crop up in this series, the Hawks are good enough at filling the basket to make them pay.

Phoenix Suns (2) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (4)

If both these teams were healthy, this series would have enormous potential. As it turns out, it could very well come down to whether the Suns can get Chris Paul back before Kawhi Leonard returns to the Clippers. The Suns are the favorites because that’s the likelier outcome. With Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton rising to the occasion, it seems unlikely that a team of undersized gunners around Paul George can earn an NBA Finals berth—but if George can swing it, any questions about his ability to perform in the postseason will be dead in the water.

Who’s going to win the NBA title?

The easiest answer might be whoever is healthiest. Injuries have been the story of the NBA playoffs this season and teams that have generally avoided them—like the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks—have thrived. With the teams featuring the most starpower (Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets) and best records (Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers) now eliminated, it really is anyone’s title to win.

The Suns are probably the most complete team left in the field, but Chris Paul’s absence muddies the waters. A full-strength Clippers squad would be the favorite, but Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely with a knee injury. The Bucks exorcised some demons with a Game 7 OT win over the Nets, but the team’s offense is tough to trust in big moments. The Hawks have offensive firepower, and a nothing-to-lose attitude, but they’re the worst of the four teams on paper.

Whoever ends up in the NBA Finals, it will be the first time neither LeBron James nor Steph Curry has been in the mix since Kobe Bryant’s last title win with the Lakers in 2010.

Here are each team’s chances of winning it all according to FiveThirtyEight:

TeamChampionship Probability 
Phoenix Suns53%
Milwaukee Bucks27%
Los Angeles Clippers16%
Atlanta Hawks4%

2021 NBA calendar

Here is a list of some of the most important 2021 NBA playoff and offseason events. Dates listed here may be subject to change.

EventDate
NBA play-in tournament startsMay 18, 2021
First game of the first roundMay 22, 2021
First game of the NBA FinalsJuly 8, 2021
NBA DraftJuly 29, 2021
NBA free agency beginsAugust 6, 2021

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