NBA on ABC Live Stream Guide | Watch NBA ABC Games Live

Lebron shooting over Warrior defender in the 2016 NBA Finals, broadcast by ABC.Lebron shooting over Warrior defender in the 2016 NBA Finals, broadcast by ABC.By: Erik Drost

Live stream NBA on ABC games online from your phone, tablet, computer or compatible streaming device. Or watch every ABC on NBA game live on your television for free over-the-air or by selecting from every cable, satellite or cord-cutting option on the market carrying ABC; all detailed in this guide.

Watch NBA Games on ABC

ABC airs a good number of Saturday night and Sunday afternoon NBA games starting in mid-January of the regular season, as well as some first and second round NBA Playoffs games. They are also the exclusive home for the NBA Finals.

Given that ABC is an over-the-air TV channel, a local station, you can actually get ABC for free with a digital antenna hooked up to your television, you just have to live close enough to receive the signal. Otherwise our table in this guide provides every single cable provider and plan available that carries this network.

ABC airs NBA games under two brands during the regular season - NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC - the former features up to a dozen regular season games, to begin in mid-January. And the latter about half as many games any given reason, to begin late-January/early-February.

Since ABC is a sister station to ESPN you can watch all live streams from the ESPN portals - WatchESPN website (works on very browser) or the ESPN app (works on Android/Apple phones/tablets and a host of popular streaming devices/sticks/gaming consoles). 

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*Flex Scheduling of NBA on ABC Games

Along with all other networks airing NBA games, ABC has the ability to flex schedule; they can bump games on the docket for more interesting games at any time. Now, they have to give us viewers at least two weeks heads up, and it's somewhat rare as schedules are made well in advance and are hard to change for a variety of reasons (time zones, broadcaster commitments, etc). But it does happen. Our NBA on ABC is always current, make sure to check within two weeks of any broadcast in case a game gets bumped. Also the last week of the regular season they only are required to give us a one week notice. This is so they can present games with the most playoff implications in prime time before the postseason begins.

Christmas Day Games on ABC

NBA on ABC broadcasts typically begins every season on Christmas Day, with a doubleheader (back-to-back games). They partner with sister station ESPN to bring viewers five NBA games on Christmas Day, all airing at staggered times so you can watch all games back to back, all the holiday long.

NBA on ABC Broadcast Team

Adam Amin
Adam Amin
Play by Play
Dave Pasch
Dave Pasch
Play by Play
Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Play by Play
Mike Breen
Mike Breen
Play by Play
Ryan Ruocco
Ryan Ruocco
Play by Play
Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
Play by Play
Doris Burke
Doris Burke
Color Commentator
Hubie Brown
Hubie Brown
Color Commentator
Jeff Van Gundy
Jeff Van Gundy
Color Commentator
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson
Color Commentator
P.J. Carlesimo
P.J. Carlesimo
Color Commentator
Cassidy Hubbarth
Cassidy Hubbarth
Courtside Reporter
Doris Burke
Doris Burke
Color Commentator
Israel Gutierrez
Israel Gutierrez
Courtside Reporter
Jorge Sedano
Jorge Sedano
Courtside Reporter
Lisa Salters
Lisa Salters
Courtside Reporter

TV Providers that carry ABC (ordered by price)

TV Service Provider# PlansLowest# ChansHighest# Chans
Cox2$25.0035$69.99138
Spectrum TV3$44.99146$89.99284
Vidgo2$45.0070$55.0081
Hulu Live TV1$54.9974
AT&T TV Now8$55.0049$183.00181
AT&T TV5$59.9974$129.99184
Xfinity3$59.99182$104.99215
DirecTV6$59.99109$134.99266
Dish Network4$59.99115$94.99201
YouTube TV1$64.9997
Verizon Fios2$70.00175$90.00264
TVision Home1$90.00166

Teams that Play on ABC this Season

GamesTeam(s)
6Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers
5Houston Rockets
4Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers
3Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans
2Portland Trailblazers
1Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs
0Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards

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