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Heat vs. Celtics live stream: How to watch NBA Playoffs game 1 tonight, start time, channel

 (L, R) Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum will face off in the Heat vs. Celtics live stream
(L, R) Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum will face off in the Heat vs. Celtics live stream

A Heat vs. Celtics live stream tonight? It must be the playoffs. Yes, it's Butler vs. Tatum time in the NBA Playoff live streams.

Heat vs. Celtics Game 1 live stream cheat sheet

Date: Today (Wednesday, May 17)
Time:
8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT / 1:30 a.m. BST / 11:30 a.m. AEDT
Watch in the U.S.:
TNT on Sling TV
Watch from anywhere: with ExpressVPN.

And while the Celtics have been seen as the team to beat in the East, the Heat have been the underdogs growling through upset after upset. They're only the second ever No. 8 seed to make it to the conference finals.

Tatum arrives in game 1 on a scoring high, with 51 points in Game 7 against the wilting 76ers. That said, Miami's got Jimmy Butler and his flurry of offense, combined with a defense that slowed the Knicks down.

DraftKings, at the time of publication, still offers the Celtics (-365) as favorites, and Heat (+300) as the underdogs. So, betting $365 on the Celtics would earn you $100, and a $100 bet on the Heat would net you $300.

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Heat vs. Celtics live stream online>

How to watch Heat vs. Celtics live streams from anywhere on Earth with a VPN

Having trouble actually getting TNT? Even if you can't watch the Heat vs. Celtics live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.

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Heat vs. Celtics live streams around the world

Heat vs. Celtics live streams in the U.S.

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The Heat vs. Celtics live stream is on TNT at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT Wednesday (May 17).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package? With the right pick from our best cable TV alternatives, you'll be able to watch it and all of the NBA playoff games. But for as much as we like FuboTV, it doesn't have TNT.

Instead, consider Sling TV, one of the best streaming services, which has TNT. For future NBA playoff live streams, ABC games will simulcast on ESPN3, which is available through Sling Orange. ABC is also available in select markets for Sling Blue. Those markets are Chicago (WLS), Fresno (KFSN), Houston (KTRK), Los Angeles (KABC), New York (WABC), Philadelphia (WPVI), Raleigh-Durham (WTVD) and San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose (KGO).  All but Fresno, Houston and Raleigh will pay $5 more per month for ABC in either Sling Blue or Sling Orange & Blue.

Sling is 50% off for the first month making it a perfect place to watch all of the NBA playoffs. Sling Orange also gets you ESPN, and its Sports Extra pack gets you NBA TV.

Of course, you can also watch the games on the more expensive services, such as YouTube TV ($73 per month), Hulu + Live TV ($70 per month) and DirecTV Stream ($75 per month).

ABC can be pulled down with one of the best TV antennas.

Sling TV: You can get ESPN and TNT in the Sling Orange package. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more. And you can save 50% on your first month!View Deal

How to watch Heat vs. Celtics live streams in the UK

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NBA fans in the U.K. can watch the Heat vs. Celtics live stream on Sky Sports Arena. It begins at 1:30 a.m. BST.

If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £24/month to add those channels. You'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. Pricing starts at £11.98 for day & mobile month membership, with month-long access for £34.99.

Not in the U.K. right now? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

Heat vs. Celtics live streams in Canada

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Hoops fans in Canada can catch the Heat vs. Celtics live stream on TSN. It's airing on SN1 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Can you watch Heat vs. Celtics live streams in Australia?

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Probably. Aussies can watch the 2023 Playoff live streams on Kayo Sports, a major destination for NBA action. ESPN Australia, if you get it, is another means, but it's unclear if either will host the Heat vs. Celtics live stream.

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they're actually showing the games. The Kayo One package costs $25 per month thereafter, and Kayo Basic is $30.

The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time.

Not in Australia but usually a Kayo subscriber? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN.

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