The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers go head to head Sunday for the 2017 NBA Finals game 2 in Oakland. You can watch the NBA Finals live stream on WatchESPN and on ABC nationwide.
For the third year in a row, you’ll be watching the Cavaliers vs. Warriors with both teams looking to take the lead in this harsh rivalry. In most cases, you need a cable subscription to watch the 2017 NBA Finals, but you can also buy a Sling TV subscription or Hulu with Live TV for the month and get access without worrying about any long-term commitments.
How to Watch the 2017 NBA Finals Live
To watch the 2017 NBA Finals live on TV, you simply need to turn to your ABC channel. That’s all there is to it, and you will be watching Curry and the Warriors take on Lebron and the Cavs.
If you want to watch the NBA Finals on iPad, iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One or other connected devices, you need to use WatchESPN. You can even watch the NBA Finals on the computer using WatchESPN.com.
Many cable subscriptions come with WatchESPN support. You just need to download the WatchESPN app for your iPhone, iPad, Android or on your connected device like Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV.
If you don’t already have a cable or satellite subscription you will need to borrow one from a friend or family member or subscribe to Sling TV or Hulu with Live TV. Sling TV is the best way tot watch the NBA Finals without cable. You pay $20 a month for this service and you get access to WatchESPN, so you can watch all of the 2017 NBA Finals live on almost any device with an internet connection.
Sling Orange is $20 and you can sign into WatchESPN with your Sling TV username and password. This will allow you to watch the 2017 NBA Finals live with no long term commitment. When you are done, cancel Sling TV online without the need to call or hassle with traditional services.
Hulu with Live TV is available in select markets in beta and includes a free trial. You can watch the NBA finals and many other channels as well as access the Hulu on demand library. Hulu with Live TV is $39.99 a month with no long term commitment.
2017 NBA Finals Schedule
Here is the current NBA Finals schedule. Games five, six and seven are only played if needed to find a winner.
- Game 1: Thursday, June 1: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. ET
- Game 2: Sunday, June 4: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET
- Game 3: Wednesday, June 7: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. ET
- Game 4: Friday, June 9: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. ET
- Game 5: Monday, June 12: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. ET*
- Game 6: Thursday, June 15: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. ET*
- Game 7: Sunday, June 18: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET*
Last year the NBA Finals went to Game 7 as the Cavaliers fought back from a deep deficit.
WatchESPN Problems & Errors
WatchESPN Error Code 302 during the NBA finals is going to be the death of me. What's up with that @espn?
— Matt Murray (@Mattr_Murray) June 15, 2015
One of the most common WatchESPN problems during high-interest events like this is WatchESPN Error Code 302. If you run into this problem you should first make sure you turn off any ad blockers or other plugins that can impact what shows on your screen.
The next thing to do is try a different browser if it is happening when you are on a computer. You can also try restarting your device and reinstall the WatchESPN app if you are on a console or tablet.