Welcome back, NBA season. After one of the craziest offseasons we can remember, the world’s best ballers have returned to the hardwood – and your screen.
We’re here to help you figure out the where, when and how you should be watching the NBA (whether or not you have a cable subscription).
NBA live stream
Your catch-all home for NBA streams is NBA League Pass. League pass is available for a season or on a monthly basis. You have several options:
- NBA League Pass Premium (includes in-arena streams during game breaks)
- All teams
- One team
You can also purchase individual games at NBA.com.
If you have a cable subscription, you can stream games on national TV. To stream these games live, you can go to WatchESPN, Watch TNT, TNT Overtime, or watch on your cable provider's site/app.
For non-national games, check with your team's options at the links below:
Atlanta Hawks live stream & TV info
Boston Celtics live stream & TV info
Brooklyn Nets live stream & TV info
Charlotte Hornets live stream & TV info
Chicago Bulls live stream & TV info
Cleveland Cavaliers live stream & TV info
Dallas Mavericks live stream & TV info
Denver Nuggets live stream & TV info
Detroit Pistons live stream & TV info
Golden State Warriors live stream & TV info
Houston Rockets live stream & TV info
Indiana Pacers live stream & TV info
LA Clippers live stream & TV info
Los Angeles Lakers live stream & TV info
Memphis Grizzlies live stream & TV info
Miami Heat live stream & TV info
Milwaukee Bucks live stream & TV info
Minnesota Timberwolves live stream & TV info
New Orleans Pelicans live stream & TV info
New York Knicks live stream & TV info
Oklahoma City Thunder live stream & TV info
Orlando Magic live stream & TV info
Philadelphia 76ers live stream & TV info
Phoenix Suns live stream & TV info
Portland Trail Blazers live stream & TV info
Sacramento Kings live stream & TV info
San Antonio Spurs live stream & TV info
Toronto Raptors live stream & TV info
Utah Jazz live stream & TV info
Washington Wizards live stream & TV info
NBA National TV schedule
You can watch almost every day between now and the end of the season. Here is the general weekly schedule for NBA on TV. Of course, there are exceptions, due to holidays and other special events, but on a general basis, here's where you can find the NBA each day of the week.
Where to watch the NBA on Monday
Most Mondays, you can find one or two games on NBA TV. Starting in March, some Monday games will be on ESPN.
Where to watch the NBA on Tuesday
NBA TV is your home for Tuesday hoops for the first few months of the season. Starting Jan. 23, Tuesday action shifts over to TNT.
Where to watch the NBA on Wednesday
With a few NBA TV exceptions, you can expect NBA on ESPN every Wednesday.
Where to watch the NBA on Thursday
Thursdays are for Inside the NBA. Expect EJ, Kenny, Chuck and Shaq breaking down a TNT doubleheader on Thursdays.
Where to watch the NBA on Friday
Friday's NBA home is typically ESPN. You can find it on NBA TV if ESPN has another event on.
Where to watch the NBA on Saturday
ABC's Saturday evening games start on Jan. 20. Until then, Saturday games are on NBA TV.
Where to watch the NBA on Sunday
There's not always a national TV game on Sunday, but when there is, it's going to be on NBA TV until January, then ABC and ESPN share Sunday afternoon games.
Go here for the full national TV schedule.
NBA Christmas, All-Star Game and other special events
Here is the schedule for some of the marquee days to watch the NBA:
NBA Christmas (Dec. 25, 2017)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks, Noon ET, ESPN
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, 3 p.m. ET, ABC
Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics, 5:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
NBA on Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 15, 2018)
Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pisons, 12:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks, 3 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 5:30 p.m., TNT
Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 16-18, 2018)
Celebrity Game, TBD, ESPN
Rookie Challenge, TBD, ESPN
All-Star Saturday Night, TBD, TNT
All-Star Game, TBD, TNT
NBA on Easter (April 1, 2018)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets, 1 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Dallas Mavericks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 6 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 9:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
What if I don't have a cable subscription?
Don't worry, you still have plenty of ways to watch the NBA. In addition to League Pass, detailed above, you can subscribe to services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu and fuboTV. Check with the service for specific packages.