Heat vs. Nuggets, how to watch, odds, where to stream and more

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Bruce Brown #11 of the Denver Nuggets dunks against Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat during the second quarter of the game at Miami-Dade Arena on February 13, 2023 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

The Nuggets will face the Heat with a home-court advantage in the 2023 NBA Finals. (Photo by: Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

Following a heated battle in the Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat managed to maintain their lead over the Boston Celtics and are now headed to the 2023 NBA Finals. After playing an historic Game 7 — the Celtics were the fourth team in league history to ever force a Game 7 after falling into a 0-3 series hole — the Heat are now hopping a plane to the Mile High city, where they’ll play NBA Finals newbies, the Denver Nuggets. Game 1 tips off on the Nuggets’ home court on Thursday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

Here’s what you need to know about how to watch potentially all seven of the NBA Finals games in the coming week, including odds, schedule, where to stream NBA games and more.

How to watch the NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets

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    Watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Ion)

    Hulu + Live TV

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    Another way to watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Ion and NBA TV)

    Fubo TV

Date: Thursday, June 1

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Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO

Channel: ABC

Streaming: ESPN+

What channel are the NBA finals on?

The NBA Finals begin June 1 on ABC and ESPN+. If you already have ABC in your usual TV/cable package, then tuning in should be an easy slam dunk. If you don’t have access to ABC or ESPN+, here are the platforms we recommend subscribing to so you can watch the 2023 NBA Finals live:

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(Photo: Hulu)

Watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Ion)

Hulu + Live TV

For catching the NBA finals, Hulu’s live TV tier is a solid option that’s not too costly. The streaming service’s live TV bundle will get you access to all the Final games on ABC, plus a subscription to ESPN+. The platform also includes access to almost every channel you’ll need to watch the WNBA season and the 2o023 NBA draft, including ESPN, ESPN2, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Ion (make sure to check your zip code to confirm eligibility). Plus, this bundle gets you a subscription to Disney+ and, of course, access to Hulu’s general content library. Hulu’s live TV plans also include unlimited DVR storage, a hardware-free set-up process and easy online cancellation.

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$70 at Hulu

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    Another way to watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Ion and NBA TV)

    Fubo TV

Where to stream the 2023 NBA Finals:

If you don’t have ABC, you can also catch all the NBA Finals games streaming live on ESPN+.

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(Photo: ESPN+)

The 2023 NBA Finals will stream on ESPN+. An ESPN+ subscription grants you access to exclusive ESPN+ content including live events, fantasy sports tools and premium ESPN+ articles. You can stream ESPN+ through an app on your smart TV, phone, tablet, computer and on ESPN.com.

$10 at ESPN

NBA Finals 2023 schedule:

June 1

NBA Finals 2023 Game 1: 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

June 4

NBA Finals 2023 Game 2: 8 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

June 7

NBA Finals 2023 Game 3: 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

June 9

NBA Finals 2023 Game 4: 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

June 12

NBA Finals 2023 Game 5*: 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

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June 15

NBA Finals 2023 Game 6*: 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

June 18

NBA Finals 2023 Game 7*: 8 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN+)

*if necessary

Which teams are playing in the NBA Finals 2023

Following a drawn out battle in the NBA Eastern Conference between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat, the Heat held on to their 3-0 series lead, beating the Celtics in Game 7 after the Boston basketballers managed to bring the series to a tie with three straight wins against the Heat.

The 2023 NBA Finals will be the Nuggets’ very first Finals. The Heat has made it this far seven times, with three NBA Finals wins under their belt.

Nuggets vs. Heat: 2023 NBA Finals odds

  • Heat (+300)

  • Nuggets (-400)

For a detailed breakdown of the NBA Finals Game 1 odds, check out more of Yahoo Sports’ NBA coverage.

To recap, here’s every way to watch or stream the 2023 NBA Finals without cable:

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    Watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Ion)

    Hulu + Live TV

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    Another way to watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Ion and NBA TV)

    Fubo TV

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    Watch ABC (plus ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN3)

    Sling TV Orange & Blue

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