After an unprecedented 2020 NBA season, marked by play inside the Orlando bubble due to the coronavirus, a compressed schedule and upsets galore in the playoffs, the Finals were starting to look like a forgone conclusion after the heavily favored LA Lakers raced out to a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven matchup against the Miami Heat. With Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic both sidelined with injuries, Jimmy Butler put the Heat on his back and led them to a 115-104 win in Game 3 with a 40-point triple-double. Game 4, however, belonged to the Lakers behind another near triple-double by LeBron James. With a win tonight, the Lakers would capture their 17th NBA title and first since 2010.
The NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat continues tonight, Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on ABC. Keep reading to learn how you can watch without cable.
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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are a win away from the NBA title.
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How can I watch the NBA Finals on TV without cable?
The best-of-seven NBA Finals are being broadcast on ABC. Here’s the schedule:
Game 5: Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
Game 6*: Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:40 p.m. PT)
Game 7*: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
Four of the five major live TV streaming services offer ABC (all but Sling TV), but not every service carries your local ABC station, so check the links below to make sure it’s available in your area.
Alternatively, if you live in an area with good reception, you can watch ABC for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.
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