How to Watch the NBA Finals in 2023

Every year, 30 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams compete for a place in the playoffs — an end of season tournament that culminates in one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, the NBA Finals. 

2023 NBA Finals Schedule

All games are to air on ABC

  • Game 1: Thursday, June 1 – 8:30 PM ET
  • Game 2: Sunday, June 4 – 8:00 PM ET
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 7 – 8:30 PM ET
  • Game 4: Friday, June 9 – 8:30 PM ET
  • Game 5: Monday, June 12 – 8:30 PM ET*
  • Game 6: Thursday, June 15 – 8:30 PM ET*
  • Game 7: Sunday, June 18 – 8:00 PM ET*

*If Necessary

The NBA Countdown pregame show will air 30 minutes before each game on ABC.

Where to Stream the NBA Finals Live?

With ABC serving as the broadcast home of the NBA Finals, basketball fans can save a fortune by subscribing to a live TV streaming service to stream the games live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and other compatible devices. DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVSling TVVidgo, and YouTube TV will carry the NBA Finals on ABC.

Watch the NBA Finals Live Online For Free!

Two popular options to stream the NBA Finals live on ABC for free are DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo. Both subscription services offer free trials which gives you the ability to try them out before you buy. With DIRECTV STREAM, new subscribers can stream for free for 5 days, and with Fubo, you can stream for free for one week.

Watch the NBA Finals Live on DIRECTV STREAM

If you’re looking for a streaming service that has a little bit of everything then look no further than DIRECTV STREAM. The streamer will carry the NBA Finals live on ABC and you can watch by subscribing to the Entertainment package. The package has over 75 channels, including popular ones like ESPN, TNT, NBC, Fox, and much more for only $74.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.


Watch the NBA Finals Live on Fubo

ABC is available as part of the Pro plan from Fubo. You can stream this year’s quest for the Larry O’Brien Championship during the finals and over 100 sporting events live. The plan includes ABC, and over 140 channels for only $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the series and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

New subscribers can try Fubo for free for one week.

Sign up for Fubo

Watch the NBA Finals Live on Hulu + Live TV

Skip the high cost of cable and stream ABC and over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. That’ll give access to this year’s NBA Finals and many highly viewed networks like ESPN, FS1, FOX, and more. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite moments during today’s Game 4s and much more for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

Sign up for Hulu + Live TV

Watch the NBA Finals Live on Sling TV

ABC is available on Sling in select markets. Starting at $40 per month, subscribers can watch the Western and Eastern Conference champions collide on the hardwood during this year’s NBA Finals on ABC, and over 40 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the biggest moments of the day.

New subscribers can get half off of their first month.

Sign up for Sling TV

Watch the NBA Finals Live on Vidgo

Another way to watch the crowning of the champion of the NBA on ABC is with the Plus plan from Vidgo. For $69.99 per month, you can stream over 110+ live channels, on-demand, and record the event with DVR.

Sign up for Vidgo

Watch the NBA Finals Live on YouTube TV

Stream over 100 channels, including live on ABC with YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR which will allow you to rewatch each selection and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

Sign up for YouTube TV

Other Ways to Watch the NBA Finals Live For Free!

 The easiest way to watch for free would be by using an antenna. Using a tool like AntennaWeb, will help you find out which ABC affiliates in your area will be broadcasting the series for the next NBA champion.

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