How to Watch NBA Conference Finals Live For Free: Where to Stream


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If you’ve been following the NBA finals thus far, you may be wondering how to watch the NBA conference finals live to see which of the last four teams make it to the NBA finals.

The NBA conference finals are the last round before the NBA finals in June. The finals feature four teams from two conferences — the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference — as they play against each other in four to seven games to determine which team will move forward and represent their respective conference in the NBA finals.

The four teams in the 2024 NBA Conference finals are the Boston Celtics, the Indiana Pacers, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. So where can NBA fans stream the conference finals? Read on for the best and cheapest way to watch the NBA conference finals this basketball season.

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How to watch NBA conference finals live

Most NBA conference final games air on ESPN and TNT, which are both available to stream on services like SlingTV. Sling TV offers two plans with both ESPN and TNT: Sling Orange and Sling Orange + Blue. Sling Orange starts at $15 for your first month and $40 per month after your first month ends. Sling Orange + Blue starts at $35 for your first month and $60 per month after your first month ends.

As for the differences between the two, Sling Orange, Sling’s cheapest plan, offers 34 channels — including seven sports and family channels — and the ability to stream on one device at a time. Sling Orange + Blue offers 46 channels — including 17 channels not on Sling Orange — and the ability to stream on three devices at a time. Read on for step-by-step-instructions on how to watch the NBA Conference finals with SlingTV.

  1. Visit Sling.com
  2. Click “Try Us Today”
  3. Create an account
  4. Choose your plan between Sling Orange and Sling Orange + Blue for ESPN and TNT
  5. Enter your information and payment method
  6. Search for ESPN or TNT and start watching the NBA conference finals

NBA conference finals schedule

Eastern Conference

• Game 1: Pacers vs. Celtics, Tuesday, May 21 (8:00 ET, ESPN)
• Game 2: Pacers vs. Celtics, Thursday, May 23 (8:00 ET, ESPN)
• Game 3: Celtics vs. Pacers, Saturday, May 25 (8:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 4: Celtics vs. Pacers, Monday, May 27 (8:00 ET, ESPN)
• Game 5: Pacers vs. Celtics, Wednesday, May 29 (8:00 ET, ESPN) – if necessary
• Game 6: Celtics vs. Pacers, Friday, May 31 (8:00 ET, ESPN) – if necessary
• Game 7: Pacers vs. Celtics, Sunday, June 2 (8:00 ET, ESPN) – if necessary

Western Conference

• Game 1: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Wednesday, May 22 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Friday, May 24 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Sunday, May 26 (8:00 ET, TNT)
• Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Tuesday, May 28 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 30 (8:30 ET, TNT) – if necessary
• Game 6: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Saturday, June 1 (8:30 ET, TNT) – if necessary
• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Monday, June 3 (8:30 ET, TNT) – if necessary

NBA finals schedule

  • Sunday, June 9: Game 2
  • Wednesday, June 12: Game 3
  • Friday, June 14: Game 4
  • Monday, June 17: Game 5 – if necessary
  • Thursday, June 20: Game 6 – if necessary
  • Sunday, June 23: Game 7 – if necessary
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What teams are in the NBA conference finals?

The NBA teams playing in the eastern conference finals are the Boston Celtics, who beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference semifinals, and the Indiana Pacers, who beat the New York Knicks. In the eastern conference finals are the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves, who beat the Dallas Nuggets in the playoffs. The 2024 NBA conference finals also marks the first time in 20 years that the Timberwolves have made it this far in the championship. The Celtics and Mavericks both made it in 2022; while the Pacers were last in the conference finals in 2014.

The NBA conference finals air on ESPN and TNT. Stream them with SlingTV.



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