NBA Finals 2022: How to Watch, Stream Celtics vs. Warriors Game 1 Tonight on ABC - CNET

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After a agelong campaign, we've reached the past signifier of the 2021-22 NBA season: the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors correspond the Western Conference aft finishing disconnected the Dallas Mavericks successful 5 games. They volition instrumentality connected the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics, who held disconnected the Miami Heat successful Game 7 of their bid connected Sunday. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is acceptable for 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) connected ABC tonight

All NBA Finals games volition beryllium broadcast connected ABC. While you tin usage an antenna, acknowledgment to live TV streaming services, cord-cutters tin watercourse each the enactment with nary cablegram subscription required. Here's everything you request to cognize astir however to ticker oregon watercourse the 2022 NBA playoffs.

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors Celebrates Advancing to the NBA Finals

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates aft the 120-110 triumph against the Dallas Mavericks to beforehand to the NBA Finals.

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NBA Playoffs FAQ

What is the 2022 NBA Finals schedule?

Here is the docket for the NBA Finals, including the bid status. See NBA.com for the afloat schedule.

Thursday, June 2

  • Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 1, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) connected ABC

Sunday, June 5

  • Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 2, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) connected ABC

Wednesday, June 8

  • Warriors vs. Celtics, Game 3, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) connected ABC

Friday, June 10

  • Warriors vs. Celtics, Game 4, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) connected ABC

Monday, June 13

  • Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 5 if necessary, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) connected ABC

Thursday, June 16

  • Warriors vs. Celtics, Game 6 if necessary, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) connected ABC

Sunday, June 19

  • Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 7 if necessary, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) connected ABC

What does the afloat bracket look like? 

What channels volition broadcast playoff games?

The NBA playoffs aired connected a postulation of networks, including ABC, ESPN and TNT. 

The NBA Finals volition statesman connected June 2 and aerial connected ABC. 

How tin I watercourse the games connected my phone?

If you person a unrecorded TV streaming work (like Sling TV, YouTube TV oregon 1 of the ones below), you tin usage its app. If you person cablegram oregon satellite, you tin usage your provider's app oregon 1 of the following, aft logging successful with your cablegram provider's credentials:

  • For ABC games, usage the ESPN app. Click the cogwheel icon successful the precocious close and past prime Manage TV provider.

In each cases, you volition request to person a TV bundle that includes ABC to beryllium capable to ticker NBA playoff games utilizing these apps.

How to watch, livestream the 2022 NBA playoffs

As these games each aerial nationally, the champion mode to drawback each the hoops enactment live, without cable, is with a live TV streaming service.

YouTube TV costs $65 a period and offers each the channels you'll request for basketball. 

Sling TV's Orange program includes ESPN. While Sling lacks entree to ABC, you tin ticker those games utilizing the simulcast watercourse disposable connected ESPN3. 

DirecTV Stream's cheapest, $70-a-month Plus bundle includes ABC.

Hulu Plus Live TV costs $70 a period and carries ABC. 

FuboTV costs $70 per period and besides includes ABC. 

Most unrecorded TV streaming services connection a escaped proceedings oregon discounts during the archetypal period and let you to cancel anytime. All necessitate a coagulated net connection. Looking for much information? Check retired our live TV streaming services guide.

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