NBA Playoffs: How to Watch Game 1 on Monday, May 2

Round 2 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs continues tonight with two Game 1 matchups. Tonight’s doubleheader features matchups in the Western and Eastern Conferences with some of the NBA’s biggest stars. 

For the early game, No. 4 Philadelphia 76ers will be without Joel Embiid when they travel down south to take on Jimmy Butler and the No. 1 Miami Heat in an Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup. These two clubs tied their regular-seasons series 2-2, with each team winning 2 games at home and 2 on the road. The impact of not having Embiid will likely hurt the Sixers as they try to match up with Miami’s Bam Adebayo. If James Harden can return to his Houston Rockets form and Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey can turn into viable No. 2 and No. 3 options then Philly has a chance.

In the late game, Luka Doncic and the No. 4 Dallas Mavericks travel to the Valley of the Sun to take on the Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and the No. 1 Phoenix Suns in a big-time Western Conference Semifinals game. Doncic has made it to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in his young career after eliminating the Utah Jazz. Doncic and the Mavs were swept 3-0 by Phoenix during the regular season, losing twice by 8 points, and once by 7. Both teams should get the best out of each other tonight, as neither team has any players on the injury report for Game 1.

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

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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Today’s Schedule

MatchupTime (ET)Where to Watch
76ers at Heat7:30 PMTNT
Mavericks at Suns10:00 PMTNT