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How to Watch the Return of the 2019-20 NBA Season Live Online

Stephanie Sengwe

After a nearly five-month hiatus, the 2019-20 NBA season is finally coming back. The league makes its way back to our televisions today with the Utah Jazz facing off against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by the Los Angeles Clippers against the Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. ET. Both games will be live on TNT.

How to Watch the Return of the 2019-20 NBA Season

  • When: Begins Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: TNT
  • Stream: Watch with 7-Day Free Trial to Hulu + Live TV

The NBA is returning with only the top 22 teams in the league eligible to play. From that pool, the top seven teams in each conference will move onto the playoffs with “the final eighth seed in each conference being determined by a potential play-in tournament before the traditional 16-team playoffs,” CNET reports.

Games will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World in Florida, and while the park is up and running again, players are to remain in their bubble to avoid contracting COVID-19. While most players have agreed to come back, several of the league’s top players have opted to sit out the rest of the season for safety measures. DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan (who tested positive for the virus) and Victor Oladipo are some key players who won’t be rejoining their teammates this season.

How to Stream the Return of the 2019-20 NBA Season Live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. Check the chart below to see which providers will allow you to watch the return of the NBA live on TNT using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast and Web.

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All Live TV Streaming Options

Hulu Live TV

Price: US$64.99
Includes: TNT + 31 Top Cable Channels


Price: US$69.99
Includes: TNT + 33 Top Cable Channels

Sling TV

Price: US$35
Includes: TNT + 15 Top Cable Channels

YouTube TV

Price: US$64.99
Includes: TNT + 30 Top Cable Channels

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