How to Watch the 2024 NBA Finals With & Without Cable: Full Streaming Guide

Here's everything to know about how to watch this year's NBA Finals.
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A new NBA champion will be crowned come June with the official start of the 2024 NBA Finals.

This year’s competition will feature a showdown between the top-seeded Boston Celtics and either the No. 5 Dallas Mavericks or No. 3 Minnesota Timberwolves. The Mavs currently lead the Western Conference finals series, 3-1, and will play the Timberwolves in Game 5 on Thursday.

If the Mavericks manage to close out the series, they will battle Jayson Tatum and the Celtics for their first NBA championship in 13 years.

The Celtics, meanwhile, will be looking to clinch their 18th championship in franchise history, which would surpass the Los Angeles Lakers (17) for most championships all-time. 

Here’s how to watch and listen to the 2024 NBA Finals.

How to Watch NBA Finals

All 2024 NBA Finals games will broadcast on ABC. 

Fans who have a cable subscription will be able to view the Finals broadcast, which is exclusive to ABC. They should check their local TV stations for specific channel info. 

GAME

MATCHUP

DATE/TIME

CHANNEL

Game 1

Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves @ Boston Celtics

Thursday, June 6, 8 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 2

Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves @ Boston Celtics

Sunday, June 9, 8 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 3

Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves

Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 4

Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves

Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 5 (if necessary)

Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves @ Boston Celtics

Monday, June 17, 8 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 6 (if necessary)

Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves

Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 7 (if necessary)

Dallas Mavericks/ Minnesota Timberwolves @ Boston Celtics

Sunday, June 23, 8 p.m. ET

ABC

How to Stream NBA Finals

All 2024 NBA Finals games will be available to stream on the ESPN app as well as the ABC app. Both the ESPN and ABC apps will require a TV provider login, though.

Streaming options that don’t require cable include FuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. For fans not looking to spend exorbitant amounts on a streaming service, FuboTV offers a free one-week trial to new subscribers.

How to Listen to NBA Finals

All 2024 NBA Finals games will be available to listen to on Sirius XM NBA Radio, Channel 86 nationally.

For local stations, fans are encouraged to check their local listings for channel information specific to their area.

Select NBA Finals broadcasts are also available on NBA on ESPN Radio. Fans should also check their local listings for more information as the start date of the Finals nears.


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Kristen Wong

KRISTEN WONG

Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.