The NBA playoffs kick into action with the NBA Play-In Tournament, an eight-team battle royal for the remaining four playoff spots. The mini-competition format favors the two strongest teams in each conference, while there is no room for error for the others. Read on as we explain how watch all NBA Play In live streams from anywhere and see who can grab those precious playoff spots.
Only teams that finished 7th through 10th in each conference at the end of the regular season qualify for the Play-In. Of the franchises in the mix, the 46-36 Timberwolves have the strongest record and will feel the greatest sense of unfairness if they fail to navigate the tournament.
The Clippers 42-40, meanwhile, finished 8th in the Western Conference to grab the No. 2 seed, but their regular-season record wouldn’t have been good enough to even make the cut in the Eastern Conference.
Within each conference, the top two seeds play each other, with the winner advancing to the playoffs as the No. 7 seed. The bottom two seeds then play each other, and the winner of that match must then face the losing team of the No. 1 / No. 2 seeded match. Whoever wins who secures the last playoff spot.
Read on for more details on how to get an NBA Play-In 2022 live stream from anywhere in the world. We’ve also listed the full NBA Play-In schedule below.
2022 NBA Play-In Tournament Schedule: Games, Schedules and Channels
All times are given in ET.
tuesday april 12
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7 p.m. – TNT
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 9:30 p.m. – TNT
Wednesday April 13
Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7 p.m. – ESPN
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans, 9:30 p.m. – ESPN
friday april 15
East: Game 3 winner vs. Game 1 loser, TBD – ESPN
West: Game 4 winner vs Game 2 loser, TBD – TNT
NBA Play In Live Stream: Watch Every Game Without Cable
How to watch NBA Play In games from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch NBA basketball online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you’re away at any point during the NBA Play In tournament, you probably won’t be able to watch hoops like you normally would at home.
This is due to geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services can only be accessed in the region in which they are based.
When this is the case, the easiest and most reliable solution is to use a VPN service to change your IP address to a different location. This will usually let you tune into your local coverage, just like you would from home, and means you don’t have to scour the sketchiest corners of the internet for an illegal stream.
Use a VPN to watch NBA basketball online from anywhere