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How to Watch NBA Games Live on Hulu

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The NBA season is in full swing and Hulu has your hook up to all of the most anticipated playoff games.

With Hulu + Live TV,* you’ll be able to watch the conference final games this week between the Miami Heat vs. the Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Check out the NBA schedule on ESPN for more game times and channels.  

Wondering how to watch NBA games without cable? From the regular season to the playoffs, here’s how to keep up with every play when you can’t make it to the stadium. 

*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! Live stream the NBA playoffs with Hulu + Live TV* or, if you aren’t able to catch the games live, you can record them to watch later with Cloud DVR

Here’s how to get started.

Get Started with Hulu + Live TV

Ready to start streaming NBA games, college basketball, and more? Hulu + Live TV has networks like ABC, CBS, TBS, and ESPN so you never have to miss a moment of basketball throughout the season. Plus, subscribers gain access to Hulu’s streaming library. Here’s how to 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! 

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

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Record the NBA Playoffs with Cloud DVR

With Hulu’s Cloud DVR, you don’t have to miss a single free throw or three-pointer. Here’s how: 

  1. Find what you want to watch using the Live TV Guide 
  2. Click record from the Guide, or navigate to the details page and find the record icon
  3. You’re all set and recording live TV with Cloud DVR. The game will be ready and waiting for you!

When do the NBA Playoffs Start?

The opening round of the NBA Playoffs will begin on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Keep up-to-date with the ESPN 2023 NBA Playoffs bracket and watch NBA Playoff games live on ABC, TNT, and ESPN with a Hulu + Live TV subscription.*

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

Watch the NBA Playoffs Live

NBA Streaming FAQs

When does the NBA season start?

The 2022-2023 NBA season officially started on Tuesday, October 18. 

Where can I watch the NBA game tonight?

Check out the official 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 help 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 2022-2023 NBA regular season will end on Sunday, April 9, 2023. 

When are the NBA Playoffs?

The 2023 NBA playoffs will begin Saturday, April 15, 2023. 

How many regular season games are played in the NBA?

Each NBA team will play 82 regular season games between October 2022 and April 2023. 

Basketball Documentaries, Shows, and Movies on Hulu

White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

Title art for the classic basketball movie, White Men Can’t Jump.

Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) and Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes) are two con artists who bank on getting talented basketball players to underestimate Billy’s skills. Keep an eye out for the White Men Can’t Jump remake starring Jack Harlow coming to Hulu in May. 

Watch: White Men Can’t Jump

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers

Title art for Legacy

The L.A. 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 by Michael Jordan, his teammates, and the Chicago Bulls staff. 

Watch: The Last Dance

One Tree Hill 

Title art for One Tree Hill, featuring Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Lenz, and cast.

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

Watch: One Tree Hill

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