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Suns vs Clippers live stream: How to watch NBA Playoffs Game 3 online

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Suns vs Clippers start time, channel

The Suns vs Clippers live stream starts at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT tonight (June 24).
The game is on ESPN, which is available on Sling TV, currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

Tonight's Suns vs Clippers live stream is here, and it has Los Angeles hoping to get back in this series. Meanwhile, Phoenix is set to get their veteran point guard back just in time for this NBA playoffs live stream.

After the first two games of this Western Conference Final, the Phoenix Suns went into the locker room to enjoy their victory. Each time they FaceTimed with teammate Chris Paul who has been away while in the league’s COVID protocol. Thursday night, Paul will be there in person. Yahoo Sports is reporting the 36-year-old will return to his team and play in Game 3.

Cameron Payne has played well as Paul’s replacement for the Suns, but nothing can top the presence of a player who has notched 119 playoff games and happens to be coming off one of the best playoff series of his long career. In the previous round against the Jazz, Paul led the Suns to a sweep averaging 25 points and 10 assists per game. In the series clinching game he scored 37 points, his second highest playoff point total. 

While the Suns get a boost with Paul’s return, the Clippers are still waiting on Kawhi Leonard. In every series this postseason the Clippers have found themselves down two games to none, but each time they have found a way to dig themselves out of that deficit. The only difference in this series is Leonard isn’t available to grab a shovel. The two-time Finals MVP is still sidelined with a knee sprain.   

The Clippers have been heavily reliant on Paul George in Leonard’s absence and the 10-year veteran has filled the void admirably. However, he is coming off a rough end to Game 2. George missed two key free throws that could have extended L.A.’s lead to three with eight seconds left in the game.  Instead, the Suns went down the other end of the floor and got a miraculous game-winning dunk off an inbounds pass from Jae Crowder to Deandrea Ayton for the 104-103 Suns’ victory.

Los Angeles hosts Game 3 as 1-point home underdogs. The over/under is 219.5.

How to avoid Suns vs Clippers 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 Suns vs Clippers 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. 

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Suns vs Clippers live streams in the US

Suns vs Clippers live streams in the US

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In the U.S. Suns vs Clippers airs on ESPN, tipping off at 9:00 p.m. ET today (Thursday, June 24).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you'll be able to get this game on YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and FuboTV. But if you're trying to pick a new service for the NBA Playoffs, don't go with Fubo: 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 Sling Orange gets you TNT, ESPN, ESPN3, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.

We recommend you go with Sling, one of the best streaming services, even though it doesn't have ABC (though you can get it with one of the best TV antennas). ABC's playoff games will be simulcast 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

Suns vs Clippers live streams in the UK

Suns vs Clippers live streams in the UK

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British basketball fans just need Sky Sports . Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena both have the Suns vs Clippers live stream, which airs at — gulp — 2 a.m. BST.

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

Suns vs Clippers live streams in Canada

Suns vs Clippers live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can see the Suns vs Clippers live stream on TSN, which can be added to your overall package. The game is on TS1, and starts at 9 p.m. ET.

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.