NBA Finals 2021: How to watch, stream Bucks vs. Suns Game 5 tonight on ABC

The 2021 NBA playoffs are shortly reaching the top of the street. After an thrilling common season and upset-filled postseason, Saturday night time brings Recreation 5 of the final sequence of 2020-21 basketball, because the Milwaukee Bucks tackle the Phoenix Suns within the NBA Finals on ABC. Due to reside TV streaming companies, you will not want a cable subscription to look at this 12 months’s finals. 

Up to now, the sequence has gone the best way of the house groups. The Suns dealt with enterprise with two wins on their residence ground to open the sequence, whereas the Bucks received Video games Three and four at residence in Milwaukee. The motion shifts again to Phoenix for Recreation 5, with tipoff for tonight’s contest scheduled for six p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET) on ABC. 

Here is the whole lot you should know to stream the motion, no cable required.


Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will look to open up a Three-2 sequence lead after they go to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night time.

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What is the schedule for the NBA Finals?

The 2021 NBA playoffs began Could 22, and the 2021 NBA Finals began on July 6. As in previous years, every playoff sequence requires 4 video games to win and runs as much as seven video games. The Suns have the home-court benefit resulting from their superior regular-season file.

Here is the schedule for the NBA Finals, through

Saturday, July 17 (Recreation 5)

  • Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on ABC (Collection tied 2-2)

Tuesday, July 20 (Recreation 6)

  • Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on ABC

Thursday, July 22 (Recreation 7, if vital)

  • Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on ABC

How can I watch the NBA Finals on TV reside with out cable?

Practically the entire 5 main reside TV streaming companies provide ABC (all however Sling TV), however not each service carries your native ABC station, so test the hyperlinks beneath to verify it is out there in your space. Sling, to its credit score, will probably be simulcasting the ABC video games on ESPN3, so it is possible for you to to stream the video games on its service.

Our high picks? For probably the most full choice — and a greater app — take a look at YouTube TV. If you wish to get all of the video games for the most affordable price, Sling TV is the choose. 

For the reason that video games will all air on ABC, when you do not need to use a streaming service you may order an antenna and catch the video games that method. 

Sling TV’s Orange bundle runs $35 monthly. Whereas it doesn’t carry ABC, Sling says it’ll simulcast the video games that air on ABC through ESPN3.

Learn our Sling TV overview.


Are followers allowed on the video games?

Whereas the 2020 playoffs occurred in a Walt Disney World bubble in Orlando, Florida, the NBA has performed its 2020-21 season in common arenas with followers more and more coming again to stadiums as native COVID-19 restrictions have eased. Followers are allowed at playoff video games this 12 months, and each the Bucks and the Suns will welcome near-capacity crowds for the Finals.