It's almost time for Celtics vs Heat game 6, which starts at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT today (Sunday, September 27).
You can find the live stream on ESPN. The rest of the NBA playoffs are also airing on TNT and ABC, and the full series schedule can be found below.
Tonight's Celtics vs Heat live stream presents what could be the end of the conference finals, since the Lakers ended the Nuggets' run last night. We're in the aftermath of an oddly lopsided game — Boston bickered in the first half and put up a massive defensive showing in the second — the Eastern Conference finals are continuing on, as Miami failed to close the door and end this.
Unlike most of the 2020 NBA playoffs games, that game had a decidedly large margin of victory, with Boston winning 121-108. That difference was due in part to solid performances from Jayson Tatum (31 points) and Jaylen Brown (28 points), while the highest-scoring Miami player was Goran Dragic (23 points).
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As for how Miami will recover, star Jimmy Butler's showing some leadership: telling the press that while Bam Adebayo voluntarily took the blame for the loss, that the team lost as a group.
Butler noted "nobody was playing the way we're supposed to play, the way we have to play in order for us to win. Nobody. And for him to say that, I respect it, I love him for it. But he can't do it by himself – we've got to be there with him."
Miami's coach Spo blamed the loss on Miami's own defense, saying his team didn't "compete hard enough."
Here is everything you need to watch the Celtics vs Heat live stream for game 6.
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Celtics vs Heats live streams in the US
In the U.S., viewers can watch Celtics vs Heat game 6 today night (Sunday, Sept. 27) at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. NBA playoff games are also airing on TNT and ABC.
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 and fuboTV. ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $30, while Fubo's $60 per month Standard package is lacking TNT.
Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ABC and ESPN, as well as other top networks including Bravo, FX, MTV and USA. Plus, it's got NBA TV (in the $5.99 fubo Extra add-on), which will have other playoff games.
Celtics vs Heat live streams in the UK
British basketball fans will have to stay up late to catch the Celtics vs Heat live stream of game 6 at 12:30 a.m. BST. The game will air on Sky Sports, and those without Sky Sports can pick it up from Now TV, with prices starting at £9.99.
NBA League Pass is also available in the U.K., at £42.99 for the rest of the year and serves up all of the games with no blackouts.
Celtics vs Heat live streams in Canada
Hoops fans in Canada can watch Celtics vs Heat game 6 on TSN, which can be added to your package if you don't have it already. It's on TSN4.
But you can watch the game on NBA League Pass, which is available in Canada.
Celtics vs Heat series schedule
(all times ET)
- Game 1: Heat 117, Celtics 114
- Game 2: Heat 106, Celtics 101
- Game 3: Celtics 117, Heat 106
- Game 4: Heat 112, Celtics 109
- Game 5: Celtics 121, Heat 108
- *Game 6: Sun., Sept 27, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- *Game 7: Tue., Sept 30 (ESPN)
* = if necessary
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