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Bucks vs Hawks live stream: How to watch the NBA Playoffs Game 3 online

Bucks vs Hawks live stream game 3
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Bucks vs Hawks start time, channel

The Bucks vs Hawks live stream is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT today (Sunday, June 27)
It will air on TNT, which is available on Sling TV — which is currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

It's time for the Bucks vs Hawks live stream, where Atlanta hopes it can reset things and pretend we're at the start of a new best-of-5 series. Sure, the teams are tied at one game a piece — Game 1 saw the Hawks upset, and Game 2 saw the Bucks dominate — but the latter was so overpowering that Trey Young and co. likely want to forget that NBA playoffs live stream

In the previous round of the playoffs the Atlanta Hawks had their struggles. They trailed the 76ers on two different occasions by 18 or more points, but they became the first team in 25 years two fight back from those deficits. They had no such magic Friday night as they fell to the Bucks, 125-91.

Milwaukee took over Game 2 in the second quarter. Led by Jrue Holiday scoring 14 of his 22 points, the Bucks went on a 20-0 run and ended the half by outsourcing the Hawks 43-17 in the second quarter. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game high 25 points in the win and now this Eastern Conference Final is even at one game apiece.

After a shimmy-highlighted performance in Game 1, Trae Young struggled in Game 2. He scored a playoff-low 15 points while committing a playoff-high nine turnovers. “Taking care of the ball is something I've got to be better at,” Young told reporters after the game, “I will be better at it. It's really that they just upped their physicality tonight.” The Bucks will look for more of that “physicality” going into Game 3. That style of defense kept the Hawks from getting hot. As a team the Hawks’ scored 54 points in the paint Wednesday night compared to just 30 on Friday.

The Hawks host the Bucks in Game 3 as 4-point home underdogs. The over/under is 224. 

How to avoid Bucks vs Hawks blackouts with a VPN

If you've had to leave your own "bubble" -- or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout -- and you can't watch Bucks vs Hawks 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.

ExpressVPN

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. 

Bucks vs Hawks live streams in the US

In the U.S. the Bucks vs Hawks live stream airs on TNT tipping off at 8:30 p.m. ET today (Sunday, June 27).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you'll be able to get this game on Sling TV, one of the picks on our best streaming services list. We love Fubo TV too, but it doesn't have TNT. 

And don't worry that Sling doesn't have ABC (which you can get with one of the best TV antennas). ESPN3 is simulcasting ABC NBA playoff games, so you'll be good with Sling.

Sling TV

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.

Bucks vs Hawks live stream in the UK

British basketball fans rely on Sky Sports, where the Bucks vs Hawks live stream will be live available. Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena will have the game starting at 1:30 a.m. BST. 

NBA League Pass is available in the U.K..

Bucks vs Hawks live stream live streams in Canada

Hoops fans in Canada just need SportsNet for this event. SN and SN1 will have the Bucks vs Hawks live stream.

NBA League Pass is also available in Canada.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.