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Wizards vs 76ers live stream: How to watch the NBA Playoffs Game 5 online

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Wizards vs 76ers start time, channel

The Wizards vs 76ers live stream begins at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. today (June 2).
It will air on NBATV, which is available on Sling TV, currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

It’s time for the Wizards vs 76ers live stream, and make no mistake: this Philly team is still in the driver’s seat. And on the other side of the court, we’ve got a Washington squad trying to make history. Will it be The Sixers slamming the door or the Wizards pushing for a game beyond this NBA playoffs live stream?

The 76ers were coming off two dominant performances. Early in the first quarter of Game 4 they built an 11-point lead and looked to be well on their way to completing their first playoff series sweep since 1986. Then, their biggest fear was realized. Joel Embiid went down hard after a layup attempt at the 4:43 mark of the first quarter and began to wince in pain. He was later taken out in the final minute and never returned. The Sixers said Embiid was suffering from “right knee soreness.” ESPN is reporting he is doubtful for Game 5 and will undergo further evaluation. 

Washington drew the Eastern Conference’s 8th playoff seed after blowing out the Pacers 142-115 in the NBA’s play-in tournament. The Wizards carried some of that momentum into game one against the Sixers scoring 62 points in the first half, despite Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook combining for just 20 points at the midway point. Beal would come alive in the second half netting 23 of his team-high 33 points. Westbrook finished with 16 points and 14 assists playing a game high 43 minutes.  

Aside from Embiid and Harris, the East’s top seeded Sixers got significant help from Seth Curry and Danny Green who combined to shoot 6 of 13 from three. Ben Simmons also recorded a double-double in the win. The Defensive Player of the Year finalist pulled down 15 rebounds and dished out 15 assists, both were game highs.

The Sixers are 8-point favorites in game two. The over/under is 230.5.

How to avoid Wizards vs 76ers 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 Wizards vs 76ers 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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Wizards vs 76ers streams in the US

Wizards vs 76ers streams in the US

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In the U.S. Wizards vs 76ers airs on NBATV, tipping off at 7 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. Sling is 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. The Sports Extra pack gets you NBATV.View Deal

Wizards vs 76ers live streams in the UK

Wizards vs 76ers live streams in the UK

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British basketball fans typically only need Sky Sports... but not tonight. The Wizards vs 76ers live stream isn't on Sky Sports.

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

Wizards vs 76ers live streams in Canada

Wizards vs 76ers live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch Wizards vs 76ers live streams. The game is on TSN1.

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.