Bucks vs Nets live stream: How to watch the NBA Playoffs Game 5 online

Bucks vs Nets live stream
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Bucks vs Nets start time, channel

The Bucks vs Nets live stream is today Tuesday, June 15th. It will start at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT.
It will air on TNT, which is available on Sling TV — which is currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

The Bucks vs Nets live stream is coming up soon, and all the momentum is going the way of Milwaukee. Brooklyn is trying to overcome yet another injury in this NBA playoffs live stream.

The Brooklyn Nets are waiting to see if they will have James Harden active for this game after Kyrie Irving has been ruled out. Harden, who hasn’t played since the first minute of this series, will test his hamstring during the shoot-around to see if he can play in tonight’s Game 5. The latest status we have is that Harden is hopeful to play. 

Irving left Sunday night’s Game 4 six minutes into the second quarter after coming down on the side of his foot. X-Rays were negative after the game, but the Nets are expected to proceed with extreme caution with Irving’s ankle sprain. ESPN reported Brooklyn doesn’t have a “great expectation” for Irving to play.

Even without any injury news, the Bucks had reason to believe momentum was shifting their way. After getting blown out in Game 2 by nearly 40 points, the Bucks bounced back in Game 3.  Jrue Holiday hit a driving lay-up to put the Bucks ahead, then Khris Middleton knocked down two free throws to give the Bucks a three-point lead. Kevin Durant missed a last second three and just like that Milwaukee had their first win of the series. Then at the time Irving went down in Game 4, the Bucks were leading by four in another close-fought first half.

While the Nets wait on the status of Harden, Milwaukee’s PJ Tucker is licking his chops to get after Kevin Durant. The Bucks traded for Tucker at this year’s deadline for this exact reason, to match-up against their opponent’s best. Over the last two games Tucker has helped hold Durant to shoot just 37.7% from the floor, a far cry from his regular season shooting percentage of 53.7%.  

The Bucks go into Brooklyn for Game 5 as 4-point road favorites. The over/under is 219.5.

How to avoid Bucks vs Nets blackouts with a VPN

If you've had to leave your own "bubble" -- or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout -- and you can't watch Bucks vs Nets live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.


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Bucks vs Nets live stream live streams in the US

In the U.S. Bucks vs Nets airs on TNT tipping off at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 15th.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you'll be able to get this game on Sling TV, one of the picks on our best streaming services list. And don't worry that Sling doesn't have ABC (which you can get with one of the best TV antennas). ESPN3 is simulcasting ABC NBA playoff games, so you'll be good with Sling.

Sling TV:

Sling TV: You can get ESPN and TNT in the Sling Orange package. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more.

Bucks vs Nets live streams in the UK

British basketball fans rely on Sky Sports, where the Bucks vs Nets live stream will be available. The schedule for Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena shows this game on at 12:30 a.m. BST, but that is an hour early. Weird, right?

NBA League Pass is available in the U.K..

Bucks vs Nets live streams in Canada

Hoops fans in Canada just need TSN for this event. TSN3 will have the Bucks vs Nets live stream.

NBA League Pass is also available in Canada.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.