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How To Watch NBA Games Live on Hulu (2024)

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The 2024 NBA playoffs are here and Hulu has your NBA live stream hookup to the final games of the season, including Game 5 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, May 30 at 08:30 p.m. ET on TNT* and TruTV.* Dallas leads the series 3-1 going into Game 5 — the winner of the series will face off against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. 

Keep up with the full NBA playoff schedule on ESPN.

Wondering how to watch NBA games without cable? From the regular season to the playoffs, here’s how to keep your head in the game with Hulu + Live TV.

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*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.

Can I Live Stream NBA Games on Hulu?

Yes, you sure can! 

Ready to start streaming NBA games, college basketball games, and more? Hulu + Live TV* subscribers have access to live networks like TNT,* TruTV,* ESPN,* ESPNU,* and more — which means you never have to miss a moment of basketball throughout the season. 

Plus, Hulu + Live TV subscribers gain access to ESPN+ and Hulu’s on-demand streaming library.

Here’s how to get started.

Get Started With Hulu + Live TV

  1. Sign up or login with your Hulu credentials if you’re already subscribed (current Hulu subscribers can switch to Live TV*).
  2. Set up any Live TV supported devices, such as Android, Apple, Chromecast, Fire TV, LG TV, Mac and PC browsers, PlayStation®, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO, Xbox, and more.
  3. Enter your zip code to find local live TV availability for channels carrying and streaming NFL games and other live sports.
  4. Order a game-day pizza, and don’t forget to put on your lucky jersey! 

Can’t catch the games live? Set it to record, and watch it later with Hulu + Live TV Cloud DVR.

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts, and additional terms apply.

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NBA Live Stream FAQs

How Many Teams Are Left in the NBA Playoffs?

Four teams remain in the 2024 NBA Playoffs, including the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

When Does the NBA Season Start?

The 2023-2024 NBA season officially started on Tuesday, October 24. 

Where Can I Watch the NBA Game Tonight?

TNT and TruTV

Check out the full NBA season schedule for a list of playoff game dates, times, and channels. 

What Channels Are NBA Games On?

Most NBA games air on TNT,* ESPN,* and local channels.* Check out our NBA streaming guide to see the available channels in your area.

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts, and additional terms apply. 

When Does the NBA Regular Season End?

The 2023-2024 NBA regular season ended on Sunday, April 14, 2024. 

When Are the NBA Playoffs?

The first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs began on Saturday, April 20.

How Many Regular Season Games Are Played in the NBA?

Each NBA team will play 82 regular season games between October 2023 and April 2024. 

Basketball Documentaries, Shows, and Movies on Hulu

White Men Can’t Jump (2023)

Title art for the basketball movie remake of White Men Can't Jump.

This reimagining of the 1992 classic comedy, White Men Can’t Jump, stars musician Jack Harlow alongside Sinqua Walls. Though there may be a different cast, the premise is the same — two street basketballers hustle their opponents to make some quick cash. 

Watch: White Men Can’t Jump

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers

Title art for the basketball documentary, Legacy.

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful franchises in the history of professional sports, and this 10-part docuseries tells the story of how it happened. From humble beginnings as a “mom and pop” operation, to becoming a $5 billion empire, basketball fans and non-fans alike can appreciate the Cinderella story of this iconic team.

Watch: Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers

The Last Dance

Using never-before-seen footage, The Last Dance tells the incredible behind-the-scenes story of the most iconic dynasties in NBA history — told through the eyes of NBA legend Michael Jordan, his teammates, and the Chicago Bulls staff. 

Watch: The Last Dance*

*Access ESPN+ content via Hulu and ESPN+; select content only available via the ESPN app and Terms apply.

One Tree Hill 

Title art for the teen drama, One Tree Hill.

Two high school-age brothers compete for their father’s approval on and off the basketball court. If you love nostalgia, basketball, and drama — this 2000s hit TV show is a must-watch. 

Watch: One Tree Hill

Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Title art for the basketball movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Are you ready to Space Jam? The nostalgic Looney Tunes x Michael Jordan movie we all know and love got a modern reimagining featuring Lebron James. In this movie, Lebron finds himself trapped in a digital world. His only way out? Teaming up with the Looney Tunes and defeating the Goon Squad in a game of hoops. 

All Hulu subscribers can stream the OG film with Michael Jordan, Space Jam (1996), and the Labron James reboot on Hulu starting Wednesday, November 1. 

Watch: Space Jam: A New Legacy*

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts, and additional terms apply.

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