Celtics vs. Heat live stream: How to watch NBA Playoffs game 6 right now, start time, channel

(L, R) Jayson Tatum will face off in Game 6's Celtics vs. Heat live stream
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It's time for the Celtics vs. Heat live stream you may not have expected, as Jimmy Butler & Co. were supposed to close it out in Game 4 or on Thursday at Game 5. But Boston won both of those NBA Playoff live streams, pushing against elimination.

Celtics vs. Heat Game 6 live stream cheat sheet

Date: Today (Saturday, May 27)
8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT / 1:30 a.m. BST / 11:30  a.m. AEDT
Watch in the U.S.:
TNT on Sling TV
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.

Speaking of Game 5, both teams played as the other had in Game 3. Boston was dominant and lead early, and Miami was just sloppy with its turnovers. Miami could blame the fact that Gabe Vincent is injured, but Boston took this game.

The Celtics' defense, in particular, was completely stifling. Jimmy Butler put only 14 points on the board, and Bam Adebayo posted 16. Meanwhile, four Celtics scored over 20 points, with Derrick White (24) and Marcus Smart (23) leading the pack, as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown posted 21 a piece.

DraftKings, at the time of publication, has tightened odds, with the Celtics (-135) as slight favorites, and the Heat (+115) are slimmer underdogs. So, betting $135 on the winning Celtics would earn you $100, and a $100 bet on the winning Heat would net you $115.  

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Celtics vs. Heat live stream online:

How to watch Celtics vs. Heat live streams from anywhere on Earth with a VPN

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Celtics vs. Heat live streams in the US

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The Celtics vs. Heat live stream is on TNT at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT Saturday (May 27).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package? With the right pick from our best cable TV alternatives, you'll be able to watch it and all of the NBA playoff games. But for as much as we like FuboTV, it doesn't have TNT.

Instead, consider Sling TV, one of the best streaming services, which has TNT. For future NBA playoff live streams, ABC games will simulcast on ESPN3, which is available through Sling Orange. ABC is also available in select markets for Sling Blue. Those markets are Chicago (WLS), Fresno (KFSN), Houston (KTRK), Los Angeles (KABC), New York (WABC), Philadelphia (WPVI), Raleigh-Durham (WTVD) and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (KGO).  All but Fresno, Houston and Raleigh will pay $5 more per month for ABC in either Sling Blue or Sling Orange & Blue.

Sling is 50% off for the first month making it a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs. Sling Orange also gets you ESPN, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.

Of course, you can also watch the games on the more expensive services, such as YouTube TV ($73 per month), Hulu + Live TV ($70 per month) and DirecTV Stream ($75 per month).

ABC can be pulled down with one of the best TV antennas.

Sling TV:50% on your first month!

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. And you can save 50% on your first month!

Celtics vs. Heat series schedule

All times Eastern

* = if necessary

  • Game 1: Heat 123, Celtics 116
  • Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 105
  • Game 3: Heat 128, Celtics 102
  • Game 4: Celtics 116, Heat 99
  • Game 5: Celtics 110, Heat 97
  • Game 6 @ Miami on Sat., May 27 @ 8:30 p.m., on TNT
  • *Game 7 @ Boston on Mon., May 29 @ 8:30 p.m., on TNT

Celtics vs. Heat live streams around the world

How to watch Celtics vs. Heat live streams in the UK

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NBA fans in the U.K. can watch the Celtics vs. Heat live stream on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena. It begins at 1:30 a.m. BST.

If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £24/month to add those channels. You'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. Pricing starts at £11.98 for day & mobile month membership, with month-long access for £34.99.

Not in the U.K. right now? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

Celtics vs. Heat live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch the Celtics vs. Heat live stream on TSN. It's airing on TSN3 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Can you watch Celtics vs. Heat live streams in Australia?

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Probably. Aussies can watch the 2023 Playoff live streams on Kayo Sports, a major destination for NBA action. ESPN Australia, if you get it, is another means, but it's unclear if either will host the Celtics vs. Heat live stream.

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they're actually showing the games. The Kayo One package costs $25 per month thereafter, and Kayo Basic is $30.

The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

Not in Australia but usually a Kayo subscriber? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.