Heat vs. Knicks live stream: How to watch NBA Playoffs game 5 right now, start time, channel

(L, R) Jimmy Butler and Jalen Brunson will clash in the Game 5 Heat vs. Knicks live stream
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The odds are tightening as New York hosts the Heat vs. Knicks live stream. Tonight, in the first of two NBA Playoff live streams, we learn if the Knickerbockers have an answer for Jimmy Butler's red-hot Heat.

Heat vs. Knicks Game 5 live stream cheat sheet

Date: Today (Wednesday, May 10)
7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT / 12:30 a.m. BST / 10:30 a.m. AEDT
Watch in the U.S.:
TNT on Sling TV
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.

The Knicks have been mostly-solid at home, winning three of four playoff games this post-season. The only problem is that Miami took one of those; and the Knicks barely won the game that Butler didn’t play in. 

And ever since Butler's returned, he's been on fire. Currently averaging 26.7 points for the series, Jimmy 'Buckets' seems like the question the Knicks can't answer. 

The Knicks may have gotten 32 points and 11 boards from Jalen Brunson, but that — combined with 24 points from RJ Barrett and 20 from Julius Randle — wasn't enough. Now, they just need to win one game, and hopefully solve their perimeter shooting crisis. 

DraftKings, at the time of publication, actually has the Knicks (-155) as favorites, and Heat (+135) as the underdogs. So, betting $155 on the Knicks would earn you $100, and a $100 bet on the Heat would net you $135. 

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Heat vs. Knicks live stream online (which airs before the Lakers vs. Warriors live stream):

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

Having trouble actually getting TNT? Even if you can't watch the Heat vs. Knicks 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.


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. 

Heat vs. Knicks live streams around the world

Heat vs. Knicks live streams in the U.S.

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The Heat vs. Knicks live stream is on TNT at 7:30 p.m. ET today (May 10).

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, which has been crucial for playoffs. 

Instead, you 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 ESPN3 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!

Can you watch Heat vs. Knicks live streams in the UK?

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NBA fans in the UK may be able to watch the Heat vs. Knicks live stream on Sky Sports, but we're having trouble confirming it. Please consult your local listings. 

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.

Having trouble watching from the UK? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

Heat vs. Knicks live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch the Heat vs. Knicks live stream on TSN. It's airing on TSN1 at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBA playoffs coverage begins half-an-hour earlier, at 7 p.m. ET.

Can you watch Heat vs. Knicks 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 Heat vs. Knicks 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.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

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.