The 2022 NBA Finals are underway and after one game the home court advantage has reversed. The Golden State Warriors lost Game 1, the first final at Chase Center in San Francisco, after the Boston Celtics exploded for 40 points in the 4th quarter. Game 2 tonight finds veterans Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors playing for the series tie at Chase, while the young Celtics core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart hope take a 2-0 lead for Boston. Game 2 of the NBA Finals is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC tonight.
All NBA Finals games will air on ABC. Whereasthanks to , cable cutters can stream all the action with no cable subscription required. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or stream the 2022 NBA playoffs.
NBA Playoffs FAQ
What is the 2022 NBA Finals schedule?
Here’s the NBA Finals schedule, including series status. See NBA.com for the full schedule.
Sunday June 5
- Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 2, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC
Wednesday, June 8
- Warriors vs. Celtics, Game 3, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on ABC
friday june 10
- Warriors vs. Celtics, Game 4, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on ABC
Monday, June 13
- Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 5 if needed, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on ABC
Thursday June 16
- Warriors vs. Celtics, Game 6 if needed, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on ABC
Sunday June 19
- Celtics vs. Warriors, Game 7 if needed, 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC
What does full support look like?
Which channels will broadcast the playoff matches?
The NBA playoffs aired on a collection of networks including ABC, ESPN and TNT.
The NBA Finals airs on ABC.
How can I stream the games to my phone?
If you have a live TV streaming service (like Sling TV, YouTube TV, or one of those 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 ABC games, use the ESPN application. Click the gear icon in the top right, then select Manage TV Provider.
Either way, you’ll need to have a TV package that includes ABC in order to watch NBA playoff games using these apps.
How to Watch, Live Stream the 2022 NBA Playoffs
Since these games are all broadcast nationally, the best way to catch all the basketball action live, without cable, is with a.
YouTube TV costs $65 per month and has all the channels you’ll need for basketball.
Sling TV’s Orange package includes ESPN. Although Sling does not have access to ABC, you can watch these games using the simulcast stream available on ESPN3.
DirecTV Stream’s cheapest Plus plan, at $70 per month, includes ABC.
Hulu Plus Live TV costs $70 per month and broadcasts ABC.
FuboTV costs $70 per month and also includes ABC.
Most live TV streaming services offer a free trial or discounts for the first month and allow you to cancel at any time. All of them require a strong internet connection. Looking for more information? Discover our .