NBA Christmas Day: How to watch Pelicans vs. Heat, Warriors vs. Bucks today without cable

December 25, 2020 Off By admin


After an unprecedented 2020 NBA season, marked by play contained in the Orlando bubble due to the coronavirus, a compressed schedule, upsets galore within the playoffs and the Lakers capturing the championship in October, the brand new 2020-2021 season is underway simply over two months later. 

Unlike the bubble, by which solely groups that had a shot on the playoffs had been invited to take part, all groups are again in motion on the NBA’s dwelling courts. All besides the Toronto Raptors, who’ve relocated to Tampa due to Canadian COVID-19 journey restrictions. Tampa and some different areas can have followers to begin the season, however the majority of video games are going down in principally empty venues.

The season tipped off earlier this week and the NBA’s Christmas Day custom continues today with a slate of 5 video games, starting at midday ET (9 a.m. PT) on ABC and ESPN. Here’s the total lineup: 

  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) on ESPN
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks at 2:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. PT) on ABC
  • Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) on ABC
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers at eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC
  • Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks host the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day. 


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How can I watch the NBA on TV stay without cable?

Four of the 5 main stay TV streaming companies supply ESPN, TNT and ABC (all however Sling TV), however not each service carries your native ABC station, so verify the hyperlinks under to ensure it is accessible in your space. 

If you need most protection you will additionally need to be sure you have NBA TV (which airs some video games nationally every week) and your regional sports activities community (which air the majority of a staff’s native video games). Most RSNs are solely broadly accessible by way of streaming on AT&T’s TV Now Max providing, which runs $80 per thirty days. 

At that value, it’s your decision to simply contemplate getting common cable.  

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AT&T TV Now’s $80-a-month Max bundle contains all the most important nationwide channels in addition to most of the regional sports activities networks. You can use its channel lookup software to see which native channels can be found the place you reside.

Read our AT&T TV Now evaluate.

YouTube TV prices $65 a month and contains all the most important NBA channels. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome web page to see which native networks can be found in your space.

Read our YouTube TV evaluate.

FuboTV’s $65-a-month Family bundle contains ABC and ESPN. TNT, nevertheless, shouldn’t be included and NBA TV prices additional. Click right here to see which native channels you get.

Read our FuboTV evaluate.

Sling TV’s Orange bundle has ESPN and TNT, however not ABC, for $30 per thirty days. NBA TV is obtainable for an additional $15 per thirty days as a part of Sling’s Sports Extra bundle. 


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