Find all the ways to watch NBA Finals games live on TV, stream games online or listen for free on the radio. Select between all the best cable, satellite and internet TV plans with comparison tables, or learn how to watch locally for free. Apps and stream links let you watch or listen on computers, mobile devices, smart TVs or streaming boxes.
NBA Finals on ABC & ESPN Apps
The NBA Finals are the championship series of the NBA. The two teams are decided by the conference championship winners. This means one of the teams will be the Eastern Conference Champion, while the other team will be the Western Conference Champion. The two teams will then play against each other in a best-of-seven format, meaning the first team to win 4 games gets the Larry O'Brien trophy.
The entire NBA Finals schedule is broadcast exclusively on ABC. ABC is a local over-the-air cable channel that will come standard with most all basic cable provider packages. You may also be able to pick up your local ABC channel by using a digital antenna. Note, you will only be able to get the signal if you live close enough to the broadcast.
You can also watch the NBA Finals online on the WatchESPN website, or stream directly to your mobile device or streaming box using the ESPN app. You must first log in with your cable credentials to view the streams. The WatchESPN website works on all browsers and the ESPN app works on both Android and iOS devices, Roku and Amazon devices, smart TVs, Chromecast, Playstation, XBOX and more. You can find further info on accessing ABC by following the links provided in the table below.
NBA Finals Broadcast Team
The NBA Finals broadcast team consists of play-by-play announcer Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson as the color commentators, and Doris Burke as the sideline reporter.
Maria Taylor is the studio host and she is joined by studio analysts Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and Paul Pierce.
This team of analysts and broadcasters cover everything related to the NBA Finals including the pregame, halftime and postgame shows for every NBA Finals game.
NBA Finals on ESPN Radio
Not only can you listen to select popular games throughout the season through ESPN Radio, but you can also listen to the entire live stream play-by-play of the NBA Finals on the ESPN Radio player. You will be able to toggle between any of the official ESPN Radio affiliates and select which station you would like to hear. If you do not want to go this route, you can also listen straight through the ESPN app after logging in with your username and password.
NBA games that are broadcast on ESPN Radio can also be listened to live with a subscription to SiriusXM and TuneIn satellite/online radio services.
ESPN Radio announcers include play-by-play caller Marc Kestecher, color commentators P.J. Carlesimo and Doris Burke. And Kevin Winter is the studio host for pregame, halftime and postgame shows.