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Bucks vs Suns live stream: How to watch NBA Finals Game 2 online

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Bucks vs Suns start time, channel

The Bucks vs Suns live stream starts tonight at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (Thursday, July 8).
It will air on ABC and ESPN3, the latter is available on Sling TV, currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

The Bucks vs Suns live stream is here, and the conversation is about how tightly Milwaukee can guard Chris Paul. Because unless they can shut down CP3's performance, the Suns' leader will bring Phoenix to a 2-0 series lead, halfway to his first NBA Championship. Even the Suns' coach's father, Vince Budenholzer, is becoming outspoken about stifling Paul in tonight's NBA playoffs live stream.  

The Bucks got what they wished for before Game 1. Antetokounmpo, their star and two-time MVP, was cleared to play after hyperextending his knee in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Not only did he play, but he played well: scoring 20 points with 17 rebounds in 35 minutes. So the Bucks can check "The Greek Freak" being 100% healthy off their list of Finals wishes. Next wish, trying to limit Chris Paul.

After 15 years in the league and 22 playoff series, Paul is finally playing in an NBA Finals. He did not disappoint in his first Finals game Tuesday night. The 36-year-old scored a game-high 32 points on 12-for-19 shooting while recording nine assists and helped lead a Suns attack that saw five players finish with 10 or more points. Despite waiting his entire career for this moment, Paul kept things in perspective after the game saying, “this is just one game. We got to stay locked in.”

Suns center Deandre Ayton was one player who was certainly locked in during Game 1. The 2018 number one overall pick scored 22 points while pulling down 19 rebounds. Devin Booker also played in his first Finals game scoring 27 points including a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

Phoenix hosts Game 2 as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is 221 points.  

How to avoid Bucks vs Suns 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 Suns 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.

ExpressVPN

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. 

Bucks vs Suns live streams in the US

Bucks vs Suns live streams in the US

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In the U.S. Bucks vs Suns airs on ABC and ESPN3 tipping off at 9 p.m. ET today (Tuesday, July 8).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you'll be able to get this game on YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and FuboTV. Yes, even though Sling doesn't have ABC, it does have ESPN's simulcast. We recommend you go with Sling, one of the best streaming services, even though it doesn't have ABC (though you can get it with one of the best TV antennas) as ABC's playoff games will be simulcast on ESPN3.

ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35. Sling will be a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs, as Sling Orange gets you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.

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 Suns live streams in the UK

Bucks vs Suns live streams in the UK

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Now that the NBA playoffs are in the home stretch,  Sky Sports has it all. Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena both have the Bucks vs Suns live stream, which airs at — gulp — 2 a.m. BST.

NBA League Pass is also available in the U.K., as an alternative.

Bucks vs Suns live streams in Canada

Bucks vs Suns live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada just need TSN for the Bucks vs Suns live stream, the game is on TSN1. 

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.