Bucks vs Heat Live Stream: How to Watch Online Free


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Giannis Antetokounmpo goes up for a shot.

The No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) will kick off their first-round series against the No. 6 seed Miami Heat (40-32) at Fiserv Forum Saturday.

Game 1 (2 p.m. ET start time) will be televised nationally on ESPN, while the rest of the games in the series will be on either ESPN, TNT or NBA TV. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the entire Bucks vs Heat series online:

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Note: You can watch a live stream of every NBA playoff game with AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and ABC are included in every one, while NBA TV is included in the “Choice” and above bundles, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the Bucks vs Heat live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

You can also watch the ABC and ESPN games live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your AT&T TV credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Note: You can watch a live stream of every NBA playoff game with Sling TV

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 (which will simulcast ABC games) and TNT are included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle, while NBA TV is in the “Sports Extra” add-on. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with all the channels for the NBA playoffs, and you can get $25 off your first month:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Bucks vs Heat live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch the ABC and ESPN games live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling TV credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


Note: TNT isn’t included with FuboTV, so you’ll need another option for those games

ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC are included in FuboTV’s main channel package, while NBA TV is in the “Sports Plus” add-on. Both can be included in your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Bucks vs Heat live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch the ABC and ESPN games live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


Note: NBA TV isn’t included with Hulu, so you’ll need another option for those games

You can watch a live stream of ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, ABC and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Bucks vs Heat live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch the ABC and ESPN games live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Bucks vs Heat Preview

The Bucks are one of the most balanced teams in the league, as they ended the season ranked in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. They were the only team in the Eastern Conference to do this, and a lineup featuring a smooth mix of superstars and All-Stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo (28.1 points a game), Jrue Holiday (17.7 ppg) and Khris Middleton (20.4 ppg) mixed with role players like Pat Connaughton and Donte DiVincenzo is a big reason why.

The Heat took the Bucks down in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year, winning 4-1, so Milwaukee could be out for a little revenge.

“I don’t know if this year is gonna be different, I’m not gonna lie to you,” Antetokounmpo said. “I didn’t say that. It might be the same, who knows? We’ll see. The results are gonna talk for themselves at the end, but at the end of the day, it’s don’t get too high, don’t get too low.”

The Heat averaged 108.1 points a game, which was 25th in the NBA, but they played excellent defense, and the 108.0 points they allowed per contest was 5th. Led by veteran Jimmy Butler (21.5 points a game), Bam Adebayo (18.7 ppg) and Victor Oladipo (12.0 ppg), the Heat are the clear underdogs here, but it’s a role the team seems ready to relish.

“I’m ready for anything. You leave the past in the past, all the wins, all the losses, all the mishaps, all the great fortunes. It’s a different time of the year right now. You’re supposed to be playing your best basketball, be healthy. And first one to 16 wins, so we’ve got start with the first four,” Butler said, per the Orlando Sentinel.

“They’re a tough team, they play hard, very disciplined,” Holiday said about Milwaukee’s first playoff opponent. “I feel like talent-wise, we have a bit more of that, but there’s things that we have to be able to do to match their energy, things that we can utilize and things that we have in our advantage.”

Here’s a look at the projected starting lineups for each squad:

Starting lineup for the Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez.

Starting lineup for the Heat: Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Trevor Ariza and Bam Adebayo


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