Where to Watch The 2020 NBA Playoffs

July 30, 2020

The NBA 2019-20 season is back. The NBA is resuming play after pausing the season due to Covid-19. They will be playing g

The NBA Playoffs begin on August 17, as 16 teams vie for the 2020 Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBATV.

The Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Lakers finished the regular season with the league’s best records. Be sure to check out all the amazing NBA action on NBA League Pass

When are the 2020 NBA Playoff Being Played

On Monday, August 17, the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets will begin playoff “bubble” play at 1:30 pm eastern on ESPN and begin a four-game quadruple-header. The Philadelphia 76ers/Boston Celtics will be at 6:30 pm that day, and the Dallas Mavericks/Los Angeles Clippers will be at 9:00 pm.

The rest of the Game 1s will be played on Tuesday, August 18, as the Orlando Magic face off against the NBA-best Bucks on TNT. The Oklahoma City Thunder/Houston Rockets series starts at 6:30 pm. The Los Angeles Lakers start their series at 9:00 pm.

The first NBATV contest will be on Wednesday, August 19, as the Brooklyn Nets take on the Raptors. Their Game 3 will also be played on NBATV on Friday, August 21.

The NBA Finals are expected to begin on September 30.

Where to Stream The 2020 NBA Playoffs


You can purchase NBA League Pass through NBA.com, and the available packages are the following:

  • Live NBATV: $6.99 per month or $19.99 per year
  • NBA League Pass for All Teams including access to full length and condensed game replays: $28.99 per year
  • NBA League Pass Premium for All Teams, No Commercials including access to full length and condensed game replays: $39.99 per year


Want to watch all the nationally televised games? YouTube TV has ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. The price, however, is pretty steep at $64.99 per month. YouTube allows you to have 5 accounts per subscription and give you access to over 80 channels.


Hulu Live TV has grown to be the leading live TV streaming service in the country over the past few years. The service carries ABC, ESPN and TNT, but not NBA TV. The cost, which includes access Hulu’s entire library, is $54.99 per month.


fuboTV is the best streaming service if you consider yourself a sports fanatic. The service will give you access to ESPN, ABC, NBA TV. As of now, TNT is not available. In addition to these networks, you get access to FS1, NBC Sports, NFL Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, and the largest offering of local sports networks across all streaming services. One other thing that sets fuboTV apart from the competition is live 4K content. Right now you can get a 7 day free trial for fuboTV, with a family subscription costing $59.99.