Something about the altitude in the 2023 NBA playoffs live streams for Game 1 might an excuse for Miami. Now, though, the visitors will hopefully be somewhat acclimated for Heat vs Nuggets live stream of Game 2.
Where to watch in the U.S.: NBA Playoffs games air on TNT, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN. All available on Sling TV, with ABC games simulcasting on ESPN3, currently on sale at 50% off for the first month.
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.
Miami, arriving in Denver after finally closing out Boston in Game 7 (nearly choking away a 3-0 series lead) was a shell of itself. Only Bam Adebayo truly stepped up, with 26 points. Max Strus? 0 for 10 from the floor. Caleb Martin? 1 for 7.
On the other side of the court, Denver was a full force to be reckoned with, as they took an early lead without Nikola Jokic even hitting a shot. Eventually, though, he'd turned in another triple-double.
The Heat have to try and take this next game in Denver, because they'll have to win at least one game on the road during this series. And the sooner they do that, the sooner they can not worry about the altitude.
Here's everything you need to know to watch the NBA playoffs online:
How to watch NBA playoffs live streams from anywhere on Earth with a VPN
Having trouble actually getting ESPN, ABC, TNT or NBA TV? Even if you can't watch the NBA playoffs 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.
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NBA playoffs live streams around the world
NBA playoffs live streams in the U.S.
The NBA playoffs live streams air on TNT, ESPN NBA TV and ABC (whose games air on ESPN3).
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 all of these games. But for as much as we like FuboTV, it doesn't have TNT.
Instead, you should get Sling TV, one of the best streaming services. ESPN3 is included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $40, which is pretty low for live TV services (and the lowest rate for one with ESPN).
Oh, and not only is Sling 50% off for the first month is a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs, as ABC games will simulcast on ESPN3. Sling Orange gets you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, 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, but $63 per month for the first three months), Hulu + Live TV ($70 per month) and DirecTV Stream ($75 per month, down to $65 per month for the first three months).
ABC is also available with Sling Blue, but that package doesn't have ESPN, and its games can be pulled down with one of the best TV antennas.
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!
NBA playoff live streams in the UK
NBA fans in the U.K. need look no further than Sky Sports for all their Playoff needs. Sky will be showing all games on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena, though the timings aren't great for U.K. fans, with games typically starting 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.
NBA playoffs live streams in Canada
Hoops fans in Canada can catch the 2023 NBA Playoffs live streams on TSN and on the Sportsnet Now streaming service, SN Now.
NBA playoffs live streams in Australia
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.
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.
NBA playoffs schedule
All times below are in ET.
* = If necessary
- Game 1: Nuggets 104, Heat 93
- Game 2: Sun., June 4, Heat vs. Nuggets @ 8 p.m. on ABC
- Game 3: Wed., June 7, Nuggets vs. Heat @ 8:30 p.m. on ABC
- Game 4: Fri., June 9, Nuggets vs. Heat @ 8:30 p.m. on ABC
- * Game 5: Mon., June 12, Heat vs. Nuggets @ 8:30 p.m. on ABC
- * Game 6: Thu., June 15, Nuggets vs. Heat @ 8:30 p.m. on ABC
- * Game 7: Sun., June 18, Heat vs. Nuggets @ 8 p.m. on ABC