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Hawks vs Knicks live stream: How to watch the NBA Playoffs game 5 online

Hawks vs Knicks live stream
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Hawks vs Knicks start time, channel

The Hawks vs Knicks live stream is scheduled to start today (June 2) at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.
It will air on TNT, which is available on Sling TV, currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

Tonight's Hawks vs Knicks live stream is about to start, and it's got Trae Young and Clint Capella trying to cap off their first round series with New York. Of course, the whole of MSG will be willing Derrick Rose and Julius Randle and the rest on, to try to keep NY's postseason going in this NBA playoffs live stream

After splitting the first two games of this series in New York, the Hawks took control in Atlanta and now lead this series 3-1. Trae Young has put his team in a great position to advance averaging 27.5 points and 10 assists per game this series. Despite their lead, Young isn’t taking anything for granted, “the job’s not done,” he told reporters after their Game 4 win, “[we have] to go up to New York and win.”

While Young has been consistent for his team, Julius Randle has not been for the Knicks. New York’s leading scorer through the regular season has struggled in this series, but is coming off his best game. Going into Game 4, Randle had yet to reach the 20-point mark or shoot better than 35% from the floor. He did both in their most recent matchup with 23 points on 7-of-19 shooting. If the Knicks are going to force a Game 6, they’ll need Randle at his best along with Derrick Rose and RJ Barrett continuing their offensive output. Like Randle, Barrett’s coming off his best scoring game of the series, while Rose has led the Knicks with 22.8 points-per-game this postseason.

Game 5 also marks Trae Young’s first game back in MSG since the spitting incident in Game 2 when a fan located a row off the court spat at the Hawks’ guard. Unfortunately, that was just one of several fan related incidents across the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Other offenses include but are not limited to; a fan dumping popcorn on Russell Westbrook in Philadelphia, a fan running onto the court in Washington and a fan who was later arrested for throwing a bottle at Kyrie Irving in Boston.  

The Knicks come back home as 1.5-point favorites in Game 5. The over/under is 208.

How to avoid Hawks vs Knicks 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 Hawks 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.

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Hawks vs Knicks live streams in the US

In the U.S. Hawks vs Knicks airs on TNT, tipping off at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

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 (we love FuboTV for a lot of sports, but it doesn't have TNT). ESPN and TNT are both included in the Sling Orange package, which costs $35. Sling will be a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs, as ABC games will simulcast on ESPN3, and Sling Orange gets you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.

Sling and Fubo are two of the picks on our best streaming services list, but we go with Sling here even though it doesn't have ABC (though you can get it with one of the best TV antennas), as those games will be on ESPN3.

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.View Deal

Hawks vs Knicks live streams in the UK

Hawks vs Knicks live streams in the UK

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British basketball fans just need Sky Sports... but not tonight. The Hawks vs Knicks live stream isn't on Sky Sports.

NBA League Pass is also available in the U.K., as an alternative.

Hawks vs Knicks live streams in Canada

Hawks vs Knicks live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can watch Hawks vs Knicks live streams. The game is on TSN4.

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.