The action begins with New Orleans at Toronto (8 pm ET) followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at LA Clippers (22:30 ET) Both Doubleheader's games are on TNT.
While we wait for Zion's rookie debut, there are many other storylines with familiar faces in new locations. Are there enough shots to shoot in Houston with James Harden and Russell Westbrook in the same place? Can Stephen Curry keep the Golden State Warriors running without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson? Can Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks or Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers reach the final in the East?
The answers to these questions will be found out during the season. Here's what you need to know to see all the NBA action this year.
NBA live on television
You can watch games on national television on ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV.
Your local team's game is most often broadcast in a Regional Sports Network (RSN), either in a Fox Sports or an NBC Sports RSN (there are a handful of independent RSNs). You need a pay-TV subscription to access your local Fox Sports or NBC Sports network.
NBA Live Streaming Without Cables
You have two ways to stream NBA games live:
- Subscribe to a live TV streaming service that shows the channels for the national broadcasts and RSN's Teams transfers.
- Buy One NBA League Pass Subscription
The first one is better if you're a fan of the local team, while the second one works only if you follow a non-market player. Important live TV streaming Services can broadcast the local RSN broadcasting the games of your local team. However, not every service transmits any RSN or local network, such as ABC, and some teams are not available in any live TV streaming service. Therefore, check each service using the following links to make sure it transmits the network you want in your area.
Other important information about live TV streaming services:
- You need a solid Internet connection.
- You can watch all these services on TV as long as your Smart TV has the following features Service App. You can also watch TV on your TV with a media streamer like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast.
- You can also watch TV on iPhones, Android phones, tablets and computer browsers.
- You can sign up and cancel at any time without a contract being required.
- All offer free trial periods so you can register for a show and then quit. I have also recorded information for ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV for national live broadcasts.
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YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes everything an NBA fan needs: ESPN, TNT, ABC and NBA TV, as well as local Fox Sports or NBC Sports RSNs.
PlayStation Vue Monthly Basic Access Plan includes ESPN, TNT, and ABC. The core plan worth $ 55 per month adds NBA TV and local Fox Sports or NBC Sports RSNs.
Sling Orange's $ 25 per month Sling TV package includes ESPN and TNT, but no RSN. Sling TV's $ 25 per month Sling Blue package includes regional NBC Sports RSNs, but only for the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Washington Wizards. Sling TV does not have Fox Sports RSNs. None of Sling TV's plans include ABC. The Sling TV Orange and Blue package costs $ 40 a month. The $ 10-per-month Sports Extra add-on includes NBA TV.
Hulu with live TV costs $ 45 a month and includes ESPN, TNT and ABC as well as regional Fox or NBC sports RSNs. It does not have NBA TV.
AT & T TV Nows Plus package for $ 50 per month includes ESPN, TNT and ABC. However, you will need to use the Max Package for $ 70 per month to get a regional Fox or NBC Sport RSN. No plan has NBA TV. AT & T TV Now will raise its prices next month and the new base price will be $ 65 for the Plus package and $ 80 for Max.
FuboTV costs $ 55 a month and includes TNT, NBA TV, Fox Sports and NBC Sports RSNs, but does not include ESPN or ABC.
NBA League Pass
With the NBA League Pass, your local team's games are suspended along with games broadcast on national television. You can trade all non-market games (unless they are broadcast on ESPN, TNT, or any other national program) for $ 250 for the season (or $ 40 per month) without ads or $ 200 for the season (or $ 29 per month) Advertising is broken. You can sign up to see only the games of your favorite out-of-market team for $ 120 per season (or $ 18 per month). Or you can only get NBA TV for channel coverage of the league and live games for $ 60 a year or $ 7 a month. NBA League Pass is supported on a number of devices.