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How to Watch the 2022-23 NBA Season Live Without Cable

Written by John O'Connor

The NBA’s current TV contract with ESPN and TNT runs through 2025 and sets up some simple rules for watching your favorite team. Nationally televised NBA games will be broadcast on one of three channels: ABC, ESPN, and TNT. The rest of the NBA’s TV inventory is broadcast to local fans on regional sports networks (“RSNs”).

If you live in the same TV market as your favorite team, DIRECTV STREAM, as the live TV streaming service that carries the RSN’s will often be your best option to watch the majority of your team’s season. DIRECTV STREAM also carries ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV for a slate of nationally televised NBA games. However, read on, because in some NBA markets, there are better options than DIRECTV STREAM.

If you live out-of-market, and want to watch the most regular season games, NBA League Pass is the best choice. Note: NBA League Pass games are blacked out for in-market NBA fans. For a zip code based guide to NBA blackouts, check out this page maintained by the NBA.

NBA Team Viewing Guides

NBA Channels

In the easy to to use table below, we list the national and regional channels that carry NBA games, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each channel.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NBA TV NBA TV
Altitude Sports Altitude Sports
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
AT&T SportsNet Southwest AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Bally Sports Arizona Bally Sports Arizona
Bally Sports Carolinas Bally Sports Carolinas
Bally Sports Detroit Bally Sports Detroit
Bally Sports Florida Bally Sports Florida
Bally Sports Great Lakes Bally Sports Great Lakes
Bally Sports Indiana Bally Sports Indiana
Bally Sports Kansas City Bally Sports Kansas City
Bally Sports Midwest Bally Sports Midwest
Bally Sports New Orleans Bally Sports New Orleans
Bally Sports North Bally Sports North
Bally Sports Ohio Bally Sports Ohio
Bally Sports Oklahoma Bally Sports Oklahoma
Bally Sports SoCal Bally Sports SoCal
Bally Sports South Bally Sports South
Bally Sports Southeast Bally Sports Southeast
Bally Sports Southwest Bally Sports Southwest
Bally Sports Sun Bally Sports Sun
Bally Sports Tennessee Bally Sports Tennessee
Bally Sports West Bally Sports West
Bally Sports Wisconsin Bally Sports Wisconsin
MSG MSG
MSG+ MSG+
NBC Sports Bay Area NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports Boston NBC Sports Boston
NBC Sports California NBC Sports California
NBC Sports Chicago NBC Sports Chicago
NBC Sports Northwest NBC Sports Northwest
NBC Sports Philadelphia NBC Sports Philadelphia
NBC Sports Washington NBC Sports Washington
Root Sports Northwest Root Sports Northwest
Spectrum SportsNet Spectrum SportsNet
Spectrum SportsNet LA Spectrum SportsNet LA
SportsNet NY SportsNet NY
YES Network YES Network
TNT TNT

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