The Best Way to Watch Live NBA Basketball Games Without Cable in 2018-2019

Best Way to Watch Every NBA Team without Cable

We picked the best live TV streaming services for each NBA team so you won’t miss a single game. Don’t subscribe to one until you check your favorite team’s schedule.

Local Market Broadcasts

Most National Basketball Association (NBA) telecasts will air on your Regional Sports Network (RSN). If you follow your hometown team, more than 80% of their games will air on your local RSN.

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$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) $70 - ≥ $55 -

To watch your RSN online without cable, you will need a subscription to one of the major Live TV Streaming Services.

Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream your local NBA games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.

You can stream 25 of 30 NBA teams locally on Live TV Streaming Services.

You won’t be able to stream Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, or Utah Jazz games in your local market.

In Canada, we suggest checking out Sportsnet NOW for 100+ NBA games including 42 Toronto Raptors games this season.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
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$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
Atlanta Hawks
Fox Sports Southeast
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Boston Celtics
NBC Sports Boston
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Brooklyn Nets
YES Network
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Charlotte Hornets
Fox Sports Southeast
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Chicago Bulls
NBC Sports Chicago
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Cleveland Cavaliers
Fox Sports Ohio
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Dallas Mavericks
Fox Sports Southwest
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Denver Nuggets
Altitude
- - - - - - - -
Detroit Pistons
Fox Sports Detroit
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Golden State Warriors
NBC Sports Bay Area
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Houston Rockets
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
- - - - - - -
Indiana Pacers
Fox Sports Indiana
- - ≥ $55 - -
LA Clippers
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Los Angeles Lakers
Spectrum SportsNet
- - - - - - - -
Memphis Grizzlies
Fox Sports Southeast
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Miami Heat
Fox Sports Sun
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Milwaukee Bucks
Fox Sports Wisconsin
$70 - ≥ $55 - -
Minnesota Timberwolves
Fox Sports North
$70 - ≥ $55 -
New Orleans Pelicans
Fox Sports New Orleans
- - ≥ $55 - -
New York Knicks
MSG
$70 - - - - - -
Oklahoma City Thunder
Fox Sports Oklahoma
$70 - ≥ $55 - - -
Orlando Magic
Fox Sports Florida
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Philadelphia 76ers
NBC Sports Philadelphia
- - ≥ $55 - -
Phoenix Suns
Fox Sports Arizona
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Portland Trail Blazers
NBC Sports Northwest
- - ≥ $55 - -
Sacramento Kings
NBC Sports California
$70 - ≥ $55 -
San Antonio Spurs
Fox Sports Southwest
$70 - ≥ $55 -
Utah Jazz
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
- - - - - - - -
Washington Wizards
NBC Sports Washington
$70 - ≥ $55 -

Overflow Channels

Some games that appear on overflow channels may require you to watch on Fox Sports Go or NBCSports App.

Nationally Televised Broadcasts

Nationally televised games that don’t air on your team’s RSN may air on ESPN, TNT, or ABC. You can get these channels on the lowest tier of every live streaming service except for fuboTV.

Most of these games will air exclusively on these channels and won’t be available on your local RSN. You’ll also need these channels to get NBA Playoff games and the NBA Finals.

NBA TV broadcasts ~100 non-exclusive games per year.

For the general NBA fan, this is a good option to see teams that play outside of your home market.

You won’t be able to watch your local team though, as games of teams in your local market will be blacked out if the game is also being broadcast on your local RSN.

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$50–$70 $55 $45 $20 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50
ABC - - - -
ESPN - - -
TNT -
NBA TV - - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10

Out-of-Market Broadcasts

If you live away from your favorite team, you can still catch nearly every game. The NBA offers NBA League Pass online for $200 to watch every team or $120 to watch a single team’s games.

For $250, you can watch all the games with an in-arena stream during commercial breaks.

Learn more by visiting NBA League Pass.

2018-2019 NBA Live Streaming Schedule

2019 NBA Playoffs
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$50–$70 $55 $45 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Philadelphia 76ers v. Brooklyn Nets
Sat, Apr 13 at 2:30 PM
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EC 1st Round: Game 1

Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic
Sat, Apr 13 at 5:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clippers
Sat, Apr 13 at 8:00 PM
ABC - - -

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Sat, Apr 13 at 10:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Boston Celtics v. Indiana Pacers
Sun, Apr 14 at 1:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
Sun, Apr 14 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - -

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks v. Detroit Pistons
Sun, Apr 14 at 7:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 1

Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz
Sun, Apr 14 at 9:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Philadelphia 76ers v. Brooklyn Nets
Mon, Apr 15 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clippers
Mon, Apr 15 at 10:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic
Tue, Apr 16 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Apr 16 at 9:00 PM
$70 ≥ $55 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
Tue, Apr 16 at 10:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Boston Celtics v. Indiana Pacers
Wed, Apr 17 at 7:00 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 2

Milwaukee Bucks v. Detroit Pistons
Wed, Apr 17 at 8:00 PM
$70 ≥ $55 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 2

Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz
Wed, Apr 17 at 9:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Brooklyn Nets v. Philadelphia 76ers
Thu, Apr 18 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 3

San Antonio Spurs v. Denver Nuggets
Thu, Apr 18 at 9:00 PM
$70 ≥ $55 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 3

LA Clippers v. Golden State Warriors
Thu, Apr 18 at 10:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Orlando Magic v. Toronto Raptors
Fri, Apr 19 at 7:00 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Indiana Pacers v. Boston Celtics
Fri, Apr 19 at 8:30 PM
- -

WC 1st Round: Game 3

Oklahoma City Thunder v. Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Apr 19 at 9:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Brooklyn Nets v. Philadelphia 76ers
Sat, Apr 20 at 3:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 4

San Antonio Spurs v. Denver Nuggets
Sat, Apr 20 at 5:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 3

Detroit Pistons v. Milwaukee Bucks
Sat, Apr 20 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 3

Utah Jazz v. Houston Rockets
Sat, Apr 20 at 10:30 PM
-

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Indiana Pacers v. Boston Celtics
Sun, Apr 21 at 1:00 PM
ABC - - -

WC 1st Round: Game 4

LA Clippers v. Golden State Warriors
Sun, Apr 21 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - -

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Orlando Magic v. Toronto Raptors
Sun, Apr 21 at 7:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 4

Oklahoma City Thunder v. Portland Trail Blazers
Sun, Apr 21 at 9:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 4

Detroit Pistons v. Milwaukee Bucks
Mon, Apr 22 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 4

Utah Jazz v. Houston Rockets
Mon, Apr 22 at 10:30 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 5

Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic
Tue, Apr 23 at 7:00 PM
$70 ≥ $55 ^ $10

EC 1st Round: Game 5

Philadelphia 76ers v. Brooklyn Nets
Tue, Apr 23 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Tue, Apr 23 at 9:30 PM
$70 ≥ $55 ^ $10

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Portland Trail Blazers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
Tue, Apr 23 at 10:30 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz
Wed, Apr 24 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 5

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clippers
Wed, Apr 24 at 10:30 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 6

San Antonio Spurs v. Denver Nuggets
Thu, Apr 25 at 8:00 PM

WC 1st Round: Game 6

LA Clippers v. Golden State Warriors
Fri, Apr 26 at 10:00 PM

EC 2nd Round: Game 1

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Sat, Apr 27 at 7:30 PM
TNT

WC 1st Round: Game 7

Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Sat, Apr 27 at 10:00 PM

EC 1st Round: Game 1

Milwaukee Bucks v. Boston Celtics
Sun, Apr 28 at 1:00 PM
ABC - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 1

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets
Sun, Apr 28 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 2

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Mon, Apr 29 at 8:00 PM
TNT

WC 2nd Round: Game 1

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Mon, Apr 29 at 10:30 PM
TNT

EC 2nd Round: Game 2

Milwaukee Bucks v. Boston Celtics
Tue, Apr 30 at 8:00 PM
TNT

WC 2nd Round: Game 2

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets
Tue, Apr 30 at 10:30 PM
TNT

WC 2nd Round: Game 2

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, May 1 at 9:00 PM
TNT

EC 2nd Round: Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, May 2 at 8:00 PM
ESPN - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 3

Boston Celtics v. Milwaukee Bucks
Fri, May 3 at 8:00 PM
ESPN - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 3

Portland Trail Blazers v. Denver Nuggets
Fri, May 3 at 10:30 PM
ESPN - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 3

Houston Rockets v. Golden State Warriors
Sat, May 4 at 8:30 PM
ABC - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 4

Philadelphia 76ers v. Toronto Raptors
Sun, May 5 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 4

Portland Trail Blazers v. Denver Nuggets
Sun, May 5 at 7:00 PM
TNT

EC 2nd Round: Game 4

Boston Celtics v. Milwaukee Bucks
Mon, May 6 at 7:00 PM
TNT

WC 2nd Round: Game 4

Houston Rockets v. Golden State Warriors
Mon, May 6 at 9:30 PM
TNT

EC 2nd Round: Game 5

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Tue, May 7 at 8:00 PM
TNT

WC 2nd Round: Game 5

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Tue, May 7 at 10:30 PM
TNT

EC 2nd Round: Game 5

Milwaukee Bucks v. Boston Celtics
Wed, May 8 at 8:00 PM
TNT

WC 2nd Round: Game 5

Golden State Warriors v. Houston Rockets
Wed, May 8 at 10:30 PM
TNT

EC 2nd Round: Game 6

Philadelphia 76ers v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, May 9 at 8:00 PM
ESPN - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 6

Portland Trail Blazers v. Denver Nuggets
Thu, May 9 at 10:30 PM
ESPN - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 6

Houston Rockets v. Golden State Warriors
Fri, May 10 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - -

WC 2nd Round: Game 7

Denver Nuggets v. Portland Trail Blazers
Sun, May 12 at 3:30 PM
ABC - - -

EC 2nd Round: Game 7

Toronto Raptors v. Philadelphia 76ers
Sun, May 12 at 7:00 PM
TNT

Game 1: Western Conf. Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Portland Trail Blazers
Tue, May 14 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - -

Game 1: Eastern Conference Finals

Milwaukee Bucks v. Toronto Raptors
Wed, May 15 at 8:30 PM
TNT

Game 2: Western Conf. Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Portland Trail Blazers
Thu, May 16 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - -

Game 2: Eastern Conference Finals

Milwaukee Bucks v. Toronto Raptors
Fri, May 17 at 8:30 PM
TNT

Game 3: Western Conf. Finals

Portland Trail Blazers v. Golden State Warriors
Sat, May 18 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - -

Game 3: Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Milwaukee Bucks
Sun, May 19 at 7:00 PM
TNT

Game 4: Western Conf. Finals

Portland Trail Blazers v. Golden State Warriors
Mon, May 20 at 9:00 PM
ESPN - -

Game 4: Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Milwaukee Bucks
Tue, May 21 at 8:30 PM
TNT

Game 5: Eastern Conf. Finals

Milwaukee Bucks v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, May 23 at 8:30 PM
TNT

Game 6: Eastern Conference Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Milwaukee Bucks
Sat, May 25 at 8:30 PM
TNT

Game 1: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Thu, May 30 at 9:00 PM
- -

Game 2: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Sun, Jun 2 at 8:00 PM
- -

Game 3: NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors
Wed, Jun 5 at 9:00 PM
- -

Game 4: NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors
Fri, Jun 7 at 9:00 PM
- -

Game 5: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Mon, Jun 10 at 9:00 PM
- -

Game 6: NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v. Toronto Raptors
Thu, Jun 13 at 9:00 PM
- -

Game 7: NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors v. Golden State Warriors
Sun, Jun 16 at 8:00 PM
- -

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