How to watch the NBA in 2022-23: Complete Live Streaming Guide
From streaming services to NBA League Pass, here’s how you can stream the NBA this season.
The 2022-23 NBA season is upon us, and with is we’re excited to watch some of the year’s biggest storylines unfold in front of us.
Whether you’re watching to see if the Warriors can win yet another title or if someone new from the field can come out on top, there are an endless number of reasons — including all the lovable and hateable stars in the league — to consider watching.
Of course, we also don’t know how many years we have left of LeBron. It’s worth soaking all of that up while you still can.
To see it all, though, you’ll need to know where to go to watch. Here’s a full guide to help you out whether you plan to watch through more traditional means like cable TV or modern means like streaming services.
How to watch the NBA on cable in 2022-23
Here are the local markets carrying all NBA games per team/region this season:
- Atlanta Hawks: Bally Sports Southeast
- Boston Celtics: NBC Sports Boston
- Brooklyn Nets: YES Network
- Charlotte Hornets: Bally Sports South
- Chicago Bulls: NBC Sports Chicago
- Cleveland Cavaliers: Bally Sports Ohio
- Dallas Mavericks: Bally Sports Southwest
- Denver Nuggets: Altitude Sports
- Detroit Pistons: Bally Sports Detroit
- Golden State Warriors: NBC Sports Bay Area
- Houston Rockets: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
- Indiana Pacers: Bally Sports Indiana
- Los Angeles Clippers: Bally Sports SoCal
- Los Angeles Lakers: Spectrum SportsNet
- Memphis Grizzlies: Bally Sports Southeast
- Miami Heat: Bally Sports Sun
- Milwaukee Bucks: Bally Sports Wisconsin
- Minnesota Timberwolves: Bally Sports North
- New Orleans Pelicans: Bally Sports New Orleans
- New York Knicks: MSG
- Oklahoma City Thunder: Bally Sports Oklahoma
- Orlando Magic: Bally Sports Florida
- Philadelphia 76ers: NBC Sports Philadelphia
- Phoenix Suns: Bally Sports Arizona
- Portland Trail Blazers: NBC Sports Northwest
- Sacramento Kings: NBC Sports California/Bay Area
- San Antonio Spurs: Bally Sports Southwest
- Toronto Raptors: TSN
- Utah Jazz: Root Sports Utah
- Washington Wizards: NBC Sports Washington
How to watch the NBA without cable in 2022-23
Plenty of streaming services are out there that will help fans watch games without cable this season. FuboTV, Sling, YouTube TV, Hulu, and League Pass are the main ones. Depending on the level of your fandom (and the type of games you hope to be able to stream), you may want to consider different services.
How to watch the NBA on Fubo TV
- Website: You can sign up for FuboTV here .
- Price: $69.99/month or $79.99/month to get NBATV
- Offers free trial?: Yes
- Who it’s for: The local (for some teams) or national casual fan.
Fubo.tv is a good option for local fans if they carry your local RSN. For instance, in Chicago FuboTV offers NBC Sports Chicago, which carries Bulls games. The base package of FuboTV ($69.99 per month) also carries ESPN, giving you access to some national games. You’ll want to cross-reference with the list above to see if they have what you need. You can punch in your zip code to get a full personalized listing on their website.
If you upgrade to the $79.99/month plan, you also get NBATV which will give you access to select local feeds on nights that NBATV picks them up.
How to watch the NBA on Sling
- Website: You can get Sling on their website .
- Price: $35/month
- Offers free trial?: Sling’s deals vary seasonally, sometimes offering a half-off first-month deal. Check their website for the latest information.
- Who it’s for: National fans on a budget.
Sling’s main attraction is the low price, plus the fact that they carry both ESPN and TNT, meaning fans can catch every nationally-broadcast game on the service, except for those broadcast on ABC. For the more casual fan interested in the biggest games, this isn’t too bad a deal. The fact that ABC is missing is a bummer, though.
How to watch the NBA on YouTube TV
- Website: You can sign up here .
- Price: $64.99/month
- Offers free trial?: Yes.
- Who it’s for: Casual fans who care extra about seeing NBA Finals.
YouTube TV offers ABC, ESPN, and TNT. It doesn’t offer regional sports networks or NBATV, so it falls well below the needs of supreme NBA fans or even casual-elite fans. Other services that offer ESPN, though, don’t offer ABC, which is where the Finals are broadcast.
How to watch the NBA on Hulu
- Website: Sign up here.
- Price: $69.99/month
- Offers free trial?:
- Who it’s for: Casual NBA fans who also want peripheral streaming benefits like ESPN+ and Disney+.
Hulu + Live TV comes with its live TV service plus access to Disney+ and ESPN+. If you’re a mega Star Wars or Marvel fan in addition to your NBA fandom, that might make this method of watching games the most attractive to you.
Hulu offers access to ABC, ESPN, and TNT. It does not offer NBATV.
How to order NBA League Pass
League Pass is the league’s premium subscription service for its diehard and out-of-state fans. You can see virtually any out-of-market, non-national game via League Pass. The best way to order NBA League Pass is through its website . You may also be able to call your TV provider if they offer the service through them.
How much does NBA League Pass cost?
Here’s what’s included in the base package, which costs $99.99 this season:
- Hundreds of live games
- Archived NBA classic games
- Alternate camera angles
- Guest broadcasters for select games
Here’s what comes with the premium package ($129.99), in addition to all of the features of the base package:
- No commercials
- Streaming on two devices at once
For even more details on League Pass, we have a LP guide here .
How to get NBA TV?
You can get NBA TV through your cable provider if they support it or through any of the cordless TV streaming providers. FuboTV, for instance, provides NBATV in one of its packages.
Additionally, NBATV comes with NBA League Pass if you choose to go that route.
NBA on ESPN schedule
|Wed, Oct. 19||7:30 p.m.||New York Knicks* vs. Memphis Grizzlies|
|Wed, Oct. 19||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns*|
|Fri, Oct. 21||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics* vs. Miami Heat|
|Fri, Oct. 21||10 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Wed, Oct. 26||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Wed, Oct. 26||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Fri, Oct. 28||7:30 p.m.||Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards|
|Fri, Oct. 28||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Wed, Nov. 2||7:30 p.m.||Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls|
|Wed, Nov. 2||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers|
|Fri, Nov. 4||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls* vs. Boston Celtics|
|Fri, Nov. 4||10 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Wed, Nov. 9||7:30 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Wed, Nov. 9||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers|
|Fri, Nov. 11||9:30 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies|
|Wed, Nov. 16||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks|
|Wed, Nov. 16||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Fri, Nov. 18||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Fri, Nov. 18||10 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Wed, Nov. 23||7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics|
|Wed, Nov. 23||10 p.m.||LA Clippers* vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Fri, Dec. 2||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Fri, Dec. 2||10 p.m.||Chicago Bulls* vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Wed, Dec. 7||7:30 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks|
|Wed, Dec. 7||10 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Fri, Dec. 9||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers** vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Fri, Dec. 9||10 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Wed, Dec. 14||7:30 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls|
|Wed, Dec. 14||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Clippers|
|Fri, Dec. 16||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers*|
|Fri, Dec. 16||10 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Fri, Dec. 23||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Sun, Dec. 25||12 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers* vs. New York Knicks*|
|Sun, Dec. 25||10:30 p.m.||Phoenix Suns* vs. Denver Nuggets*|
|Tue, Jan. 4||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors|
|Tue, Jan. 4||10 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Thu, Jan. 6||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Thu, Jan. 6||10 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Tue, Jan. 11||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks|
|Tue, Jan. 11||10 p.m.||Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings|
|Thu, Jan. 13||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors** vs. San Antonio Spurs|
|Thu, Jan. 13||10 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. LA Clippers|
|Tue, Jan. 18||7:30 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Tue, Jan. 18||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Thu, Jan. 20||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Thu, Jan. 20||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Tue, Jan. 25||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Tue, Jan. 25||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Tue, Feb. 1||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics|
|Tue, Feb. 1||10 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Sat, Feb. 5||6 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks*|
|Tue, Feb. 8||7:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics|
|Tue, Feb. 8||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers|
|Thu, Feb. 10||7:30 p.m.||Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics|
|Thu, Feb. 10||10 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New Orleans Pelicans|
|Tue, Feb. 15||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Tue, Feb. 15||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Thu, Feb. 24||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Thu, Feb. 24||10 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls|
|Sat, Feb. 26||7:30 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Sat, Feb. 26||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Tue, Mar. 1||7:30 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics|
|Tue, Mar. 1||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trail Blazers|
|Thu, Mar. 3||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics|
|Thu, Mar. 3||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Sat, Mar. 5||7:30 p.m.||New York Knicks* vs. Boston Celtics|
|Sat, Mar. 5||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Clippers|
|Tue, Mar. 8||7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans|
|Tue, Mar. 8||10 p.m.||Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers|
|Sat, Mar. 12||9 p.m.||New York Knicks* vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Sun, Mar. 13||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Sun, Mar. 13||10 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Tue, Mar. 15||7:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Tue, Mar. 15||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers|
|Tue, Mar. 22||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors** vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Tue, Mar. 22||10 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Tue, Mar. 29||7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Tue, Mar. 29||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Tue, Apr. 5||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Tue, Apr. 5||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers|
|Sat, Apr. 9||1 p.m.||TBD|
|Sat, Apr. 9||3:30 p.m.||TBD|
*indicates blackout restrictions
NBA on TNT schedule
|Oct. 18||7:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics|
|Oct. 18||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Oct. 20||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Oct. 20||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Oct. 25||7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans|
|Oct. 25||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Nov. 1||7:30 p.m.||Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City|
|Nov. 1||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Nov. 15||7:30 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies|
|Nov. 15||10 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz|
|Nov. 22||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Nov. 22||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Nov. 29||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Nov. 29||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers|
|Dec. 6||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Dec. 6||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Dec. 13||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Dec. 13||10 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Dec. 20||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks|
|Dec. 20||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Jan. 5||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Jan. 5||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Jan. 10||7:30 p.m.||Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Jan. 10||10 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Jan. 12||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Jan. 12||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Jan. 16||3:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks|
|Jan. 16||6 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies|
|Jan. 17||7:30 p.m.||Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Jan. 17||10 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. LA Clippers|
|Jan. 19||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics|
|Jan. 19||10 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Jan. 24||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat|
|Jan. 24||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Jan. 26||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets|
|Jan. 26||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Jan. 31||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks|
|Jan. 31||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Feb. 2||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Feb. 2||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Feb. 7||7:30 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans|
|Feb. 7||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Feb. 9||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Feb. 9||10 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Feb. 14||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Feb. 14||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers|
|Feb. 16||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls|
|Feb. 16||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Feb. 23||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Feb. 23||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Feb. 28||7:30 p.m.||Washington vs. Atlanta Hawks|
|Feb. 28||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Clippers|
|Mar. 2||7:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Mar. 2||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Mar. 7||7:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Mar. 7||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Mar. 9||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Mar. 9||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies|
|Mar. 28||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors|
|Mar. 28||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Mar. 30||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Mar. 30||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Apr. 4||8 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Apr. 6||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Apr. 6||10 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns|
How to watch NBA games online with a VPN
To watch NBA games with a VPN, you’ll first need to find a trusted VPN provider. There are several you can choose from, and they range from a few dollars per month to $20 per month depending on the brand, level of service, and other factors.
Here is an article from Windows on how to use a VPN with a Windows computer .
Here is an article from Apple on how to use a VPN with a Mac OS system .
Here is one for iOS devices like iPhones , and another for Android .
The process will look a bit different depending on the specifics of your VPN, but the above links will give good general guidance for how to set your chosen VPN up with your system.
Why do you need a VPN to stream NBA games?
VPNs are useful in general because they help mask your location and digital footprint. It makes your digital activity anonymous which means your information and browsing history won’t be collected and sold or shared with advertisers or folks with even more nefarious intentions. A side benefit to VPNs is you can change your detected location, which is useful for things like blackouts.
Professional sports leagues still make a lot of money via contracts with cable providers, and as such, don’t allow you to watch games local to you through services like League Pass since they hope users will pay for traditional television. So, for instance, if you live in New York City, you can watch any team on League Pass except for the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks.
That might be rather unfortunate if you don’t want to pay for cable or a streaming equivalent. That’s where a VPN comes in handy.
How to watch the NBA online in Canada
NBA League Pass is available in Canada, the above prices would just need to be adjusted to CAD. If you’re looking for just TSN, which the Raptors play on, a monthly pass is $19.99 and you can sign up here .
How to watch the NBA online in the UK
NBA League Pass is available for UK Customers. Additionally, several games per season are on Sky Sports Arena. The Complete Sky Sports package for 25 pounds carries this. Fans in the UK can sign up here .