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

(R, L) New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) will face-off in the Knicks vs. Cavaliers live stream
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Okay, NY: can you do it again, on the road? Tonight’s Knicks vs. Cavaliers live stream for Game 5 sees if the Knicks can close Cleveland out, in Cleveland. 

Knicks vs. Cavaliers live stream cheat sheet

Date: Today (Wednesday, April 26)
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. BST
Watch in the U.S.:
NBA TV on Sling TV
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.

That has not been the case as of Sunday night. While the series has felt a bit sloppy at times throughout the first four games, Game 3 was lost because of Cleveland's inability to score, especially in the closing minutes. 

Were Cleveland to take this game and try and make this a series? They'd need guard Donovan Mitchell to do a lot better. On Sunday, he only shot 5 for 18. Four of those were missed three-pointers. Darius Garland, instead, led the Cavs.

Meanwhile, New York's Madison Square Garden was rocking because of the combined forces of Jalen Brunson (29 points), RJ Barrett (26), Josh Hart (16) and Mitchell Robinson (12).

Elsewhere on the Knickerbockers, forward Julius Randle is playing through a left ankle injury picked up at the end of the regular season. This is why he missed the fourth quarter.

DraftKings, at the time of publication, has the Cavs (-215) as favorites, and Knicks (+185) as the underdogs. So, betting $100 on the Knicks would earn you $185, and a $215 bet on the Cavs would net you $100.

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

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

Having trouble actually getting NBA TV? Even if you can't watch the Knicks vs Cavaliers 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. 

Knicks vs. Cavaliers live streams around the world

Knicks vs Cavaliers live streams in the U.S.

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The Knicks vs Cavaliers live stream is on NBA TV at 7 p.m. ET.

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 is crucial for playoffs. 

Instead, you should get Sling TV, one of the best streaming services. NBA TV is available in Sling's Sports Extra upgrade packages.

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.

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Can you watch Knicks vs Cavaliers live streams in the UK?

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NBA fans in the U.K. will hopefully be able to watch the Knicks vs Cavaliers live stream on Sky Sports. We say "hopefully" because we can't find the Game 5 on Sky's schedule for Wednesday night, which is showing Game 4 for some reason. 

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.

Knicks vs Cavaliers live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch the Knicks vs Cavaliers live stream on TSN. It's airing on TSN1 at 7 p.m. ET.

Can you watch Knicks vs Cavaliers live streams in Australia?

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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.

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.