NBA Playoffs: How to Watch First Round Games on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV & More on April 16

The 2022 NBA Playoffs begin today with four games in the first round featuring teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences. A few of the biggest stars in the league will be taking the floor including Ja Morant, Luka Doncic, Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid, reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, and Steph Curry.

Cord cutters can find out how to watch all of today’s first-round games below.

Today’s Schedule

MatchupTime (ET)Where to Watch
(5) Utah Jazz at (4) Dallas Mavericks1:00 PMESPN
(7) Minnesota Timberwolves at (2) Memphis Grizzlies3:30 PMESPN
(5) Toronto Raptors
at (4) Philadelphia 76ers
6:00 PMESPN
(6) Denver Nuggets at (3) Golden State Warriors8:30 PMABC

Jokic and the 48-34 Nuggets will travel to the Chase Center to take on Curry and the 53-29 Warriors in today’s biggest game on ABC. The Warriors ended the season on a 5-game winning streak, but those winning ways haven’t translated against the Nuggets. The Nuggets won the season series 3-1 and won both games in San Francisco. Jokic is playing at an MVP-like level, but the Nuggets finished the season losing 3 of their last 5, and will need to get things back on track to escape the Bay with a win.

How to Watch 2022 NBA Playoffs

As teams compete against each other for a chance to hold the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the playoffs, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching the 2022 NBA Playoffs unfold.

Sling TV is your most affordable option, with ESPN, ESPN3, and TNT available in the Sling Orange package. You can also add NBA TV to your lineup with an $11/mo. add-on.

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast games on your local ABC. ESPN3 will also be simulcasting all ABC games through the Finals.

NBA TV: Fans can get a free 7-day trial with an NBA TV subscription for only $6.99/month or $24.99 for the rest of the season, to watch nationally broadcasted games on the only network with 24/7 NBA coverage.

Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming NBA postseason games.

ChannelDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu with LiveSling OrangeSling BlueYouTube TV
 $69.99/mo.$69.99/mo.$69.99/mo.$35/mo.$35/mo.$64.99/mo.
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ESPN3   
TNT 
ABC