NBA Playoffs 2022: How to Watch, Livestream Suns vs. Mavericks, Heat vs. 76ers Today
The two conference semifinal series are on ESPN and TNT this Sunday and cord-cutters can watch live.
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The NBA playoff conference semifinals continue with two pivotal Game 4 matchups Sunday. The Phoenix Suns face the Dallas Mavericks first, with the Mavs trying to even the series and the Suns looking to take a commanding 3-1 lead. In the evening game the Philadelphia 76ers, who beat the top-seeded Miami Heat last game in part thanks to the return of NBA scoring champ Joel Embiid, hope to continue the momentum at home.
The Suns play the Mavericks at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN followed by the 76ers and Heat at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. With live TV streaming services, cord-cutters can watch, no cable subscription required. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch or stream the 2022 NBA playoffs.
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks, Game 4, 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN (Suns lead 2-1)
Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers, Game 4, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on TNT (Heat lead 2-1)
Monday, May 9
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Game 4, 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on TNT (Bucks lead 2-1)
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 4, 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on TNT (Warriors lead 2-1)
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What channels will broadcast playoff games?
The NBA playoffs are airing on a collection of networks, including ABC, ESPN and TNT.
The NBA Finals will begin on June 2 and air on ABC.
How can I stream the games on my phone?
If you have a live TV streaming service (like Sling TV, YouTube TV or one of the ones below), you can use its app. If you have cable or satellite, you can use your provider's app or one of the following (after logging in with your cable provider's credentials):
For TNT games, you will need the Watch TNT app. Click on the "person" icon in the lower right and sign in under the section "Sign in with your TV provider."
For ESPN and ABC games, use the ESPN app. Click the gear icon in the upper right and then select "Manage TV provider."
In all cases, you will need to have a TV package that includes ABC, ESPN and TNT to be able to watch NBA playoff games using these apps.
How to watch, livestream the 2022 NBA playoffs
As these games all air nationally and the best way to catch all the basketball action live, without cable, is with a live TV streaming service.
Most live TV streaming services offer a free trial or discounts during the first month, allow you to cancel anytime and all require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.
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