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Kyrie Irving #11 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals at Target Center on May 24, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  David Berding/Getty Images

The NBA conference finals have been nothing if not dramatic. Jayson Tatum's Boston Celtics have already secured a spot in the 2024 NBA Finals after sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals. And with the Dallas Mavericks one game away from ousting the Minnesota Timberwolves in the West, the Western Conference finals promise a tense matchup with every remaining game. 

If you've cut the cable cord -- or are considering it -- subscribing to an affordable live TV streaming platform offering the channels you need to watch your favorite sporting events live is priority No. 1. When it comes to watching the 2024 NBA conference finals, we're saying yes to Sling TV. The live TV streaming platform offers all the channels we need to watch the NBA conference finals at a surprisingly affordable price, especially compared with cable TV. And when the NBA conference finals are over, we'll be able to watch the NBA Finals, NHL, baseball, hockey, NASCAR and many NFL games next season, plus our favorite network and cable TV-aired programs -- all on one platform.

Sling TV is a slam dunk for NBA fans who want to watch all the terrific basketball being played in the postseason without wasting money on a hefty monthly cable bill. Tap the button below to sign up now, or read on to learn more about watching the 2024 NBA conference finals on Sling TV.

How and when to watch the 2024 NBA conference finals

The next game in the NBA conference finals will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT), when the Minnesota Timberwolves face the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of their NBA Playoffs series. The game will be broadcast on TNT and will stream live on Sling TV.

If the Mavericks win Tuesday, they'll complete a four-game sweep of the Timberwolves. If the Timberwolves win, they'll force a Game 5 against the Mavericks on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET. It will air on TNT and stream live on Sling TV.

Sling TV is the best way to stream the 2024 NBA conference finals

If you don't have cable TV that includes ESPN, TNT and ABC, one of the best and most cost-effective ways to stream the NBA conference finals is through a subscription to Sling TV. To watch every game of the conference finals you'll need a subscription to the Orange + Blue tier plan, which gives you access to every channel airing the NBA conference finals, and the 2024 NBA Finals airing on ABC.

Sling's Orange + Blue tier costs $60 per month, but the platform is currently offering $25 off the first month of any pricing tier, making the Orange + Blue tier $35 for the first month.

Top features of Sling TV Orange + Blue tier:

  • Sling TV is our top choice to stream the NBA Playoffs.
  • Sling TV is also our top choice to stream the NHL Playoffs.
  • There are 46 channels to watch in total, including ABC, NBC and Fox (where available).
  • You get access to NBA games airing on TNT (not available on some other streaming platforms).
  • All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

When are the 2024 NBA conference finals?

Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics high five during the second quarter in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on May 27, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Conference finals schedule

The conference finals area a best-of-seven series beginning on May 21, 2024. Below is the schedule for the NBA conference finals. All times Eastern.

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston vs. (6) Indiana

• Game 1: Celtics 133, Pacers 128
• Game 2: Celtics 126, Pacers 110
• Game 3: Celtics 114, Pacers 111
• Game 4: Celtics 105, Pacers 102

Boston wins the series 4-0

Western Conference

(3) Minnesota vs. (5) Dallas

• Game 1: Mavericks 108, Timberwolves 105
• Game 2: Mavericks 109, Timberwolves 102
• Game 3: Mavericks 116, Timberwolves 107
• Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Tuesday, May 28 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 30 (8:30 ET, TNT)*
• Game 6: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Saturday, June 1 (8:30 ET, TNT)*
• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Monday, June 3 (8:30 ET, TNT)*

Dallas leads the series 3-0

* = if necessary

NBA Finals schedule

The 2024 NBA Finals will begin June 6, airing on ABC and streaming on Sling TV.

  • Game 1: TBD vs. Celtics, Thursday, June 6 (8:30 ET)
  • Game 2: TBD vs. Celtics, Sunday, June 9 (8 ET)
  • Game 3: Celtics vs. TBD, Wednesday, June 12 (8:30 ET)
  • Game 4: Celtics vs. TBD, Friday, June 14 (8:30 ET)
  • Game 5: TBD vs. Celtics, Monday, June 17 (8:30 ET)*
  • Game 6: Celtics vs. TBD, Thursday, June 20 (8:30 ET)*
  • Game 7: TBD vs. Celtics, Sunday, June 23 (8 ET)*

    * = if necessary

Who's playing in the 2024 NBA conference finals?

The Boston Celtics punched a ticket to their third straight appearance in the NBA Eastern Conference finals, after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games during the conference semifinals. Despite a tense matchup in the Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics won the series in four games and now move on to the NBA Finals.

In the West, the Dallas Mavericks face the Minnesota Timberwolves, who upset the 2023 NBA champion Denver Nuggets in the second round of of the playoffs.

While the Celtics team is no stranger to the conference finals, and the Mavericks made an appearance in the Western Conference finals in 2022, the Pacers were last seen in the conference finals in 2014 when they lost to the Miami Heat.  But it's the Timberwolves who have the most to celebrate just by getting this far. It's been 20 years since Wolves fans saw their team in the Western Conference finals. 

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