Nuggets vs. Heat live stream: How to watch NBA Finals game 3 online right now, start time, channel

(L, R) Nikola Jokic and Jimmy Butler will face off in the Nuggets vs. Heat live stream for game 3 of the NBA Finals
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It's game time in Miami, as the Nuggets vs. Heat live stream of game 3 of the NBA Finals are here. And, yes, the home team should have positive momentum, but Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets will aim to repeat their dominance from Game 1's NBA Playoffs live stream.

Nuggets vs. Heat live stream cheat sheet

Date: Today (Wednesday, June 7)
Time:
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.:
ESPN3 on Sling TV Orange, ABC on Fubo and in select markets on Sling TV Blue
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.

And the Heat won the see-sawing game with a terrific trio of scorers. Gabe Vincent posted 23 points, while Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo each contributed 21. The points will have to come from across the squad again tonight, as Tyler Herro has been confirmed to be ruled out.

Across the court, the Nuggets' shooting failed to show up, thanks to Miami's swarming defense and the addition of Kevin Love — who shut down Aaron Gordon. All of Denver's little tweaks paid off, especially on stopping Nikola Jokic from being the playmaker and assist-compiler he's been during the playoffs.

The Heat will enter game 3 with its home town supporting them, and hoping their offense continues to stay alive. Game 1 saw too many missed open shots, a pattern that the Miami faithful will not want to see.

DraftKings is showing slightly wider odds, now with the Nuggets (-165) as the favorite and the Heat (+140) as the underdog. So, betting $165 on the winning Nuggets would earn you $100, and a $100 bet on the winning Heat would net you $140.  

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

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

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

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The Nuggets vs. Heat live stream is on ABC and ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday (June 7).

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. ABC is also on FuboTV, which offers quad-box and 

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.

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Nuggets vs. Heat series schedule

All times Eastern, all games on ABC/ESPN3

* = if necessary

  • Game 1: Heat 93, Nuggets 104
  • Game 2: Heat 111, Nuggets 108
  • Game 3: Nuggets @ Heat | Wed., June 7 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Game 4: Nuggets @ Heat | Fri., June 9 at 8:30 p.m.
  • * Game 5: Heat @ Nuggets | Mon., June 12 at 8:30 p.m.
  • * Game 6: Nuggets @ Heat | Thurs., June 15 at 8:30 p.m.
  • * Game 7: Heat @ Nuggets | Sun., June 18 at 8 p.m.

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

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NBA fans in the U.K. will watch the Nuggets vs. Heat live stream on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena.

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.

Nuggets vs. Heat live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch the Nuggets vs. Heat live stream on SportsNet. Game 3 is airing on Sportsnet at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Can you watch Nuggets 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 Nuggets 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.