For the second time in the 2023 NBA playoffs, fans get a Game 7. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics have each taken three games in their series and the winner of today’s elimination game in Boston will go on to play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. The 76ers and Celtics tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET and you can livestream the action, no cable required.
Here’s everything you need to know about watching today’s game and the rest of the NBA postseason.
What is the NBA playoffs schedule?
Here’s the schedule (including seedings) for the NBA playoffs over the next few days (all times ET).
Sunday, May 13
Philadelphia 76ers (3) vs. Boston Celtics (2), 7:30 p.m. on ABC (Game 7 of Eastern Conference semis).
Tuesday, May 16
Denver Nuggets (1) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7), 8:30 p.m. on ESPN (Game 1 of Western Conference Finals).
Wednesday, May 17
Miami Heat (8) vs. Celtics or 76ers, 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT(Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals).
This year TNT will have the Eastern Conference finals, while ESPN will take the lead on the Western Conference finals. The NBA Finals will air on ABC.
Best options for streaming the NBA playoffs
As all the games will be shown nationally, most of the major streaming TV services offer all the networks you’ll need for watching the NBA playoffs. That said, it can be a bit complicated.
Sling TV’s Orange plan includes ESPN and TNT. ABC, however, is only available in eight markets (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fresno, Houston and Raleigh) and requires the Orange and Blue combo plan if you want ESPN too. That combo plan costs $65 per month in all of those cities except Fresno, Houston and Raleigh, where it costs $60.
Hulu Plus Live TV costs $70 a month and ESPN, ABC and TNT. Click the “View all channels in your area” link at the bottom of its welcome page to see which local networks are available where you live.
YouTube TV costs $73 a month and offers all the main basketball channels for the NBA playoffs. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
DirecTV Stream is expensive. It’s the priciest of the five major live TV streaming services. Its cheapest, $65-a-month Entertainment package includes ESPN, ABC, and TNT. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels and RSNs are available in your area.
It is worth noting that DirecTV has an additional $15 “advanced receiver service” fee that automatically applies and is extra from the sticker price, which makes the Entertainment package $80 per month.
Each live TV streaming service offers a free trial, allows you to cancel anytime and requires a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.