NBA Finals 2023: How to watch the Heat vs. nuggets 3

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The NBA Finals are here after a nail-biting playoff season. The finals began on Thursday, June 1 and will continue through June 18, if necessary.

Game 3 of the NBA Finals will air on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. EDT (5:30 p.m. PDT). The Miami Heat, the Eastern Conference champions, play the Denver Nuggets, the Western Conference champions, in a best-of-seven elimination tournament. Currently, the Nuggets and Heat are tied 1-1 in the finals after the Nuggets won Game 1 while the Heat won Game 2.

Find out how to catch Game 3 of the NBA Finals and see who could end up as NBA champion. You don’t even need a cable subscription, just tv sling or a digital tv antenna.

The best way to live stream the NBA Finals: Sling TV

If you want to access live streaming of all the NBA Finals games, the most cost-effective way is with Sling TV. The Sling TV Blue tier (normally $45 per month) includes access to all NBA Finals games on ABC (where available), plus 41 other channels. Right now, you can save half off your first month of Sling TV, which means you can watch the NBA Finals in its entirety (plus the NHL Finals on TNT) for only $22.50.

Watch matches on ABC: Sling TV Blue Tier (1st month), $22.50/mo. (reduced from $45)

NBA Finals game schedule

Don’t miss a single moment of the 2023 NBA Finals on ABC. Don’t have cable TV? The Sling TV Blue tier has many markets that carry ABC, or you can access it with a digital TV antenna.

2023 NBA Championship Finals Schedule (No. 8 Miami Heat vs. No. 1 Denver Nuggets)

  • game 1: Thursday June 1: The Nuggets won 104-93
  • Game 2: Sunday June 4: The heat won 111-108
  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
  • Game 4: Friday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
  • *Game 5: Monday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
  • *Game 6: Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
  • *Game 7: Sunday June 18 at 8 pm EDT on ABC

*These games will only be played if necessary.

The next game in the finals will air on Sunday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m. EDT. The 2023 NBA Championship Games will air on ABC.

Watch the 2023 NBA Finals on Sling TV

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The best and cheapest way to watch the 2023 NBA Finals broadcast on ABC is through Sling TV. The blue tier gives you access to the maximum number of live sports, including broadcasts from the NFL Network, ABC, Fox and NBC, for $45 a month. You’ll get 50 hours of DVR storage to record all the games you want. Or, if you want to upgrade for more comprehensive sports coverage, the Orange + Blue tier ($55 per month) includes ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.

There’s no contract, but Sling TV offers the first month at half price. So you only have to pay $22.50 for the Blue tier or $27.50 for the Orange + Blue tier.

Sling TV Blue Tier (1st month), $22.50/mo. (reduced from $45)

Sling TV Orange + Blue Tier (first 3 months), $28/mo. (reduced from $55)

Watch the NBA Finals on a digital antenna


If you don’t want to pay a monthly fee to watch the NBA Finals, you can get a digital antenna to access your local TV stations, which will include ABC. While Sling TV carries ABC in several of its big markets, the antenna will give you peace of mind so you don’t have to miss a single game of the NBA Finals.

This one is compatible with smart TVs in 1080p, 4K and 8K displays and works with older models too. It is currently discounted on Amazon as well. Buy now and it will arrive before the end of the NBA finals.

Roainey Digital TV Antenna with Booster, $27 after coupon (was $40)

Hulu + Live TV Package

It’s not as affordable as Sling TV, but the Hulu + Live TV package has a great library of content thanks to its partnerships with Disney and ESPN. In the package, both Disney+ and ESPN+ are included and it is ad-free. If you want it all, get the Hulu + Live TV package.

Subscribe to the Hulu + Live TV package with ESPN+ and Disney+, $70 a month


FuboTV is a sports-focused streaming service that has live TV events for almost every sport imaginable, including international ones, plus over 100 other channels. Did we mention they also give you 1,000 hours of DVR space? Get a seven-day free trial by signing up here.

FuboTV, starting at $75 a month

DirecTV streaming

DirecTV carries all the networks a sports fan could want, including ABC, NBC, Fox, ESPN and more. No matter what your viewing needs are, DirecTV Stream should have a monthly package that works for you. Prices for DirecTV Stream services start at $65 per month for the first three months, then $75 per month thereafter.

DirecTV Stream, $65 and up per month

The best TV deals ahead of the NBA Finals


Are you looking for a new TV for all your sports viewing needs? Watch the NBA Finals on a smart TV. We’ve rounded up some great deals for the latest in high-quality TV technology.

  • Philips LED class 75″ Google Smart TV 4K, $598 (down from $668)
  • LG 65″ OLED 4K B2 Series Smart TV, $1,297 (down from $2,300)
  • Hisense 58″ LED Roku Smart TV, $268 (down from $338)
  • Samsung “The Frame” 55-inch QLED 4K Smart TV, $1,147 (down from $1,500)
  • Samsung Q70A 55″ Series 4K QLED Smart TV, $749 (down from $1000)
  • Hisense 53″ HDR Roku Smart TV, $228 (down from $258)

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