NBA Playoffs: How to Watch Second Round Games Without Cable on May 1

The second round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs begins today when the (2) Boston Celtics host (3) Milwaukee Bucks in an Eastern Conference showdown. After making quick work of the Brooklyn Nets, with a 4-0 sweep, the Celtics are trying to advance to their first Eastern Conference Finals since the 2020 postseason. Led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, if Boston can dethrone the reigning NBA Champions in the Conference Semifinal Round then they’ll be a series away from making their NBA Finals debut.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to return to the Eastern Conference finals for the third time in four years if they can defeat the Celtics. During the regular season, the Celtics-Bucks tied their series 2-2, with both teams winning their home games. The Celtics have home-court advantage in this series, so the Bucks must win at least one game on the road if they want to advance.

Cord cutters can find out how to watch all of today’s second-round 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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Second Round Schedule: Sunday, May 1

MatchupTime (ET)Where to Watch
Bucks at Celtics1:00 PMABC