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Nets vs Bucks live stream: How to watch the NBA Playoffs Game 6 online now

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Nets vs Bucks start time, channel

The Nets vs Bucks live stream is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. today (Thursday, June 17).
It will air on ESPN, which is available on Sling TV — which is currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

It's time for the Nets vs Bucks live stream, and this one's different. This is the first elimination game of this best-of-seven series, so the Bucks need to find a way to win, or forget packing their bags for another game. At halftime, the Buck are in front 59-48, so it’s anybody’s game. 

While James Harden is not at 100%, Kevin Durant is hoping to give his injured teammates as much rest as possible before the Conference Finals and end the series in this NBA playoffs live stream.

Brooklyn heads back to Milwaukee for Game 6 of this Eastern Conference Semifinal in the driver’s seat after Kevin Durant had one of the most incredible playoff performances in league history. Before the game, the Nets learned James Harden would return after missing all but one minute of this series with hamstring tightness. 

The Bucks will try to repeat what they did in Games 3 and 4 which is to take control. Milwaukee was in control Tuesday night and looked to be on their way to a win in Game 5 as they led by as much as 17 points. Then they were outscored by 22 points in the second half. Fortunately for Giannis Antetokounmpo and company, the Bucks haven’t lost a home game since April 9th. They are 12-0 in that span.

The Bucks entered Game 6 as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is 220.

How to avoid Nets vs Bucks 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 Nets vs Bucks 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. 

Nets vs Bucks live stream in the US

Nets vs Bucks live stream in the US

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In the U.S. Nets vs Bucks airs on ESPN tipping off at 8:30 p.m. ET today (Thursday, June 17).

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. 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.

Nets vs Bucks live streams in the UK

Nets vs Bucks live streams in the UK

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British basketball fans rely on Sky Sports. The Nets vs Bucks live stream is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena — starting at 1:30 a.m. BST Friday, June 18th — though the Sky schedule has that show down for 3 a.m., which doesn't make sense given the time zones.

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

Nets vs Bucks live streams in Canada

Nets vs Bucks live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada just need TSN for this event. TSN1 will have the Nets vs Bucks 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.