NBA Playoffs 2022: How to watch, stream Celtics vs Heat Eastern Conference Finals today

The NBA Conference Finals are underway. The Heat and Celtics kicked off the third round of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday night, with the Heat rally from first-half deficit to win Game 1. Wednesday night, meanwhile, saw the The Warriors beat Luka Doncic and the Mavericks. Thursday night is Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, with the Celtics looking to even the series and the Heat trying to take a 2-0 series lead.

Advice for tonight’s contest is at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. All Eastern Conference Finals games will air on ESPN or ABC, with the Western Conference Finals airing on TNT.

With live tv streaming services, cable cutters can watch, no cable subscription required. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or stream the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

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Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat will look to continue their solid play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

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NBA Playoffs FAQ

What is the schedule for the 2022 NBA playoff conference semifinals?

Here is the schedule for the next few days, including the status of the series. To see NBA.com for the full schedule.

Thursday May 19

  • Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN (Heat leads 1-0)

Friday May 20

  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors, Game 2, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on TNT (Warriors lead 1-0)

Saturday May 21

  • Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics, Game 3, 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) on ABC

Sunday May 22

  • Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks, Game 3, 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on TNT

Monday May 23

  • Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics, Game 4, 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) on ABC

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Which channels will broadcast the playoff matches?

The NBA playoffs air on a collection of networks including ABC, ESPN, and TNT. The Eastern Conference Finals will air on ABC/ESPN and the Western Conference Finals will air on TNT.

The NBA Finals kicks off on June 2 and airs on ABC.

How can I stream the games to my phone?

If you have a live TV streaming service (like Sling TV, YouTube TV, or one of those below), you can use its app. If you have cable or satellite, you can use your provider’s app or one of the following options (after logging in with your cable provider’s credentials):

  • For TNT games you will need the Watch DTT application. Click on the “person” icon at the bottom right and sign in under the “Connect with your TV provider” section.
  • For ESPN and ABC games, use the ESPN application. Click the gear icon in the top right, then select “Manage TV Provider”.

Either way, you will need to have a TV package that includes ABC, ESPN, and TNT to be able to watch NBA playoff games using these apps.

How to Watch, Live Stream the 2022 NBA Playoffs

As these games are all broadcast nationally and the best way to catch all the basketball action live, without cable, is with a live tv streaming service.

YouTube TV costs $65 per month and has all the channels you’ll need for basketball.

Sling TV’s Orange package includes ESPN and TNT. Although Sling does not have access to ABC, you can watch these games using the simulcast stream available on ESPN3.

DirecTV Stream’s cheapest Plus plan, at $70 a month, includes ESPN, ABC and TNT.

Hulu Plus Live TV costs $70 per month and broadcasts ESPN, ABC and TNT.

FuboTV costs $70 per month and also includes ABC and ESPN but not TNT.

Most live TV streaming services offer a free trial or discounts for the first month, allow you to cancel anytime, and all require a strong internet connection. Looking for more information? Discover our guide to live tv streaming services.

Margie D. Carlisle