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NBA live stream and TV Guide - How to watch the NBA in Australia

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant dribbles the ball up the court. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, and with more and more Aussie playing their trade in States, you won’t want to miss any of the action this season. Here’s all the info you need to make sure you can watch the NBA via live stream or on TV in Australia.

Of course, if you’re more interested in watching Australia’s latest basketball sensation, Ben Simmons, head over to our Ben Simmons NBA fixtures page.

Pay TV

If League Pass is a bit over the top for you, you can always watch basketball’s premier competition on pay TV. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you’re in luck; ESPN, the channel which owns the NBA broadcast rights in Australia, doubled their coverage of the competition in 2016-17 and it has remained that way ever since, with a minimum of five live games per week.

Aussie hoops fans get 188 matches per season under the current agreement, including the playoffs, finals, All-Star weekend, and all the big regular season games. Normally, it’s broken down with a double-header on Thursday with games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and at least one earlier in the week.

A Foxtel subscription with the sports package included will get you access to ESPN, and comes in at a cost of $51 per month.

Australian NBA televesion 2018-19 schedule

The Australian TV schedule for the 2018-19 NBA season is now confirmed. All times below are listed in AEDT.

The season itself will started on Wednesday October 17 (AEST).

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Date Time Home Away
Wed Oct 17 11:00 AM Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers
Wed Oct 17 1:30 PM Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder
Thu Oct 18 11:00 AM Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans
Thu Oct 18 1:30 PM Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks
Fri Oct 19 11:00 AM Philadelphia 76ers Chicago Bulls
Fri Oct 19 1:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers
Sat Oct 20 11:00 AM Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics
Sat Oct 20 1:30 PM Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors
Sun Oct 21 1:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
Thu Oct 25 10:00 AM Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks
Thu Oct 25 12:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers
Fri Oct 26 11:30 AM Oklahoma City Thunder Boston Celtics
Fri Oct 26 1:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets
Sat Oct 27 10:30 AM New York Knicks Golden State Warriors
Sun Oct 28 11:30 AM San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Lakers
Thu Nov 1 11:00 AM New York Knicks Indiana Pacers
Thu Nov 1 1:30 PM Phoenix Suns San Antonio Spurs
Fri Nov 2 11:00 AM Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
Fri Nov 2 1:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers New Orleans Pelicans
Sat Nov 3 11:00 AM Washington Wizards Oklahoma City Thunder
Sat Nov 3 1:30 PM Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves
Sun Nov 4 12:00 PM Denver Nuggers Utah Jazz
Thu Nov 8 12:00 PM Indiana Pacers Philadelphia 76ers
Thu Nov 8 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves
Fri Nov 9 12:00 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
Fri Nov 9 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Milwaukee Bucks
Sat Nov 10 1:30 PM Utah Jazz Boston Celtics
Sun Nov 11 12:30 PM San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets
Thu Nov 15 12:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves New Orleans Pelicans
Thu Nov 15 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers
Fri Nov 16 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors
Fri Nov 16 2:30 PM Los Angeles Clippers San Antonio Spurs
Sat Nov 17 11:00 AM Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors
Sat Nov 17 1:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls
Sun Nov 18 11:30 AM Boston Celtics Utah Jazz
Thu Nov 22 12:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers
Thu Nov 22 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder
Sat Nov 24 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz
Sun Nov 25 12:00 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Denver Nuggets
Thu Nov 29 11:00 AM Philadelphia 76ers New York Knicks
Fri Nov 30 12:00 PM Toronto Raptors Golden State Warriors
Fri Nov 30 2:30 PM Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Clippers
Sat Dec 1 12:00 PM San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets
Sat Dec 1 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets
Sun Dec 2 12:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Boston Celtics
Thu Dec 6 12:00 PM Toronto Raptors Philadelphia 76ers
Thu Dec 6 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs
Fri Dec 7 12:00 PM Boston Celtics New York Knicks
Fri Dec 7 2:30 PM Utah Jazz Houston Rockets
Sat Dec 8 11:00 AM Detroit Pistons Philadelphia 76ers
Sat Dec 8 1:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Golden State Warriors
Sun Dec 9 12:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers
Thu Dec 13 12:00 PM New Orleans Pelicans Oklahoma City Thunder
Thu Dec 13 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Toronto Raptors
Fri Dec 14 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
Fri Dec 14 2:30 PM Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks
Sat Dec 15 11:30 AM Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers
Sat Dec 15 2:00 PM Denver Nuggers Oklahoma City Thunder
Sun Dec 16 9:00 AM Orlando Magic Utah Jazz
Thu Dec 20 1:00 PM Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors
Fri Dec 21 12:00 PM Miami Heat Houston Rockets
Fri Dec 21 2:30 PM Los Angeles Clippers Dallas Mavericks
Sat Dec 22 12:00 PM Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
Sat Dec 22 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers New Orleans Pelicans
Sun Dec 23 11:30 AM Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors
Wed Dec 26 4:00 AM New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks
Wed Dec 26 7:00 AM Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder
Wed Dec 26 9:30 AM Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers
Wed Dec 26 12:00 PM Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Lakers
Wed Dec 26 2:30 PM Utah Jazz Portland Trail Blazers
Thu Dec 27 12:30 PM San Antonio Spurs Denver Nuggets
Fri Dec 28 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Boston Celtics
Fri Dec 28 2:30 PM Utah Jazz Philadelphia 76ers
Sat Dec 29 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Clippers
Sun Dec 30 2:00 PM Portland Trail Blazers Golden State Warriors
Thu Jan 3 12:00 PM Boston Celtics Minnesota Timberwolves
Thu Jan 3 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder
Fri Jan 4 12:00 PM San Antonio Spurs Toronto Raptors
Fri Jan 4 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets
Sat Jan 5 12:00 PM Miami Heat Washington Wizards
Sat Jan 5 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder
Sun Jan 6 12:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Toronto Raptors
Thu Jan 10 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Milwaukee Bucks
Thu Jan 10 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons
Fri Jan 11 11:00 AM Miami Heat Boston Celtics
Fri Jan 11 1:30 PM San Antonio Spurs Oklahoma City Thunder
Sat Jan 12 11:30 AM New York Knicks Indiana Pacers
Sat Jan 12 2:00 PM Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers
Sun Jan 13 12:00 PM Oklahoma City Thunder San Antonio Spurs
Thu Jan 17 12:00 PM Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors
Thu Jan 17 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans
Fri Jan 18 11:00 AM Indiana Pacers Philadelphia 76ers
Fri Jan 18 1:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers
Sat Jan 19 12:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves San Antonio Spurs
Sat Jan 19 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers New Orleans Pelicans
Sun Jan 20 7:30 AM Philadelphia 76ers Oklahoma City Thunder
Sun Jan 20 12:30 PM Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
Tue Jan 22 9:30 AM Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans
Tue Jan 22 12:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Houston Rockets
Tue Jan 22 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Golden State Warriors
Thu Jan 24 12:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers San Antonio Spurs
Thu Jan 24 2:30 PM Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets
Fri Jan 25 12:00 PM Washington Wizards Golden State Warriors
Fri Jan 25 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves
Sat Jan 26 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Toronto Raptors
Sun Jan 27 12:30 PM Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors
Mon Jan 28 10:00 AM Oklahoma City Thunder Milwaukee Bucks
Wed Jan 30 12:00 PM Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans
Wed Jan 30 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Philadelphia 76ers
Thu Jan 31 12:00 PM Washington Wizards Indiana Pacers
Thu Jan 31 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz
Fri Feb 1 12:00 PM Toronto Raptors Milwaukee Bucks
Fri Feb 1 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Philadelphia 76ers
Sat Feb 2 11:30 AM New York Knicks Boston Celtics
Sat Feb 2 2:00 PM Denver Nuggets Houston Rockets
Sun Feb 3 12:30 PM Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Lakers
Wed Feb 6 12:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors
Wed Feb 6 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Miami Heat
Thu Feb 7 12:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks Washington Wizards
Thu Feb 7 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors San Antonio Spurs
Fri Feb 8 12:00 PM Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers
Fri Feb 8 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs
Sat Feb 9 11:00 AM Philadelphia 76ers Denver Nuggets
Sat Feb 9 1:30 PM New Orleans Pelicans Minnesota Timberwolves
Sun Feb 10 12:30 PM Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder
Mon Feb 11 7:30 AM Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Lakers
Wed Feb 13 12:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics
Wed Feb 13 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Utah Jazz
Thu Feb 14 1:30 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Houston Rockets
Fri Feb 15 12:00 PM New Orleans Pelicans Oklahoma City Thunder
Fri Feb 22 12:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics
Fri Feb 22 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
Sat Feb 23 11:00 AM Toronto Raptors San Antonio Spurs
Sat Feb 23 1:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz
Sun Feb 24 12:30 PM Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets
Wed Feb 27 12:00 PM Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics
Wed Feb 27 2:30 PM Denver Nuggets Oklahoma City Thunder
Thu Feb 28 12:00 PM San Antonio Spurs Detroit Pistons
Thu Feb 28 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers New Orleans Pelicans
Fri Mar 1 11:00 AM Indiana Pacers Minnesota Timberwolves
Fri Mar 1 1:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Philadelphia 76ers
Sat Mar 2 12:00 PM Boston Celtics Washington Wizards
Sat Mar 2 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Milwaukee Bucks
Sun Mar 3 12:30 PM Philadelphia 76ers Golden State Warriors
Mon Mar 4 7:30 AM Boston Celtics Houston Rockets
Wed Mar 6 12:00 PM Toronto Raptors Houston Rockets
Wed Mar 6 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Boston Celtics
Thu Mar 7 12:00 PM Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers
Thu Mar 7 2:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets
Fri Mar 8 12:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks Indiana Pacers
Fri Mar 8 2:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder
Sat Mar 9 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Philadelphia 76ers
Sat Mar 9 2:30 PM Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets
Sun Mar 10 12:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics
Mon Mar 11 6:30 AM Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers
Wed Mar 13 11:00 AM New Orleans Pelicans Milwaukee Bucks
Wed Mar 13 1:30 PM Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves
Thu Mar 14 10:00 AM Miami Heat Detroit Pistons
Thu Mar 14 12:30 PM Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors
Fri Mar 15 11:00 AM Toronto Raptors Los Angeles Lakers
Fri Mar 15 1:30 PM Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets
Sat Mar 16 11:00 AM New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers
Sun Mar 17 11:30 AM Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors
Mon Mar 18 6:30 AM Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers
Mon Mar 18 12:00 PM Houston Rockets Minnesota Timberwolves
Tue Mar 19 11:00 AM San Antonio Spurs Golden State Warriors
Tue Mar 19 1:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers
Thu Mar 21 10:00 AM Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics
Thu Mar 21 12:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Toronto Raptors
Sat Mar 23 11:00 AM Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs
Sun Mar 24 10:30 AM Atlanta Hawks Philadelphia 76ers
Wed Mar 27 11:00 AM Milwaukee Bucks Houston Rockets
Wed Mar 27 1:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Washington Wizards
Thu Mar 28 11:00 AM Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana Pacers
Thu Mar 28 1:30 PM Utah Jazz Los Angeles Lakers
Sat Mar 30 10:00 AM Boston Celtics Indiana Pacers
Sun Mar 31 11:00 AM Minnesota Timberwolves Philadelphia 76ers
Wed Apr 3 11:00 AM Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers
Wed Apr 3 1:30 PM Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets
Thu Apr 4 12:00 PM Denver Nuggets San Antonio Spurs
Fri Apr 5 11:00 AM Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks
Fri Apr 5 1:30 PM Los Angeles Lakers Golden State Warriors
Sat Apr 6 11:00 AM Indiana Pacers Boston Celtics
Sat Apr 6 1:30 PM Denver Nuggets Portland Trail Blazers
Sun Apr 7 10:00 AM Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers
Mon Apr 8 5:30 AM Minnesota Timberwolves Oklahoma City Thunder
Wed Apr 10 9:00 AM Washington Wizards Boston Celtics
Wed Apr 10 11:30 AM Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
Thu Apr 11 10:00 AM Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans
Thu Apr 11 12:30 PM Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA League Pass Australia

If you want to be able to watch each and every game this NBA season, then the league’s digital streaming service, NBA League Pass, is your best option. League Pass has three options.

The cheapest option, coming in at $11.99 per month, is an NBA TV package, which provides you with up to ten games per week live and in high definition as well as 24/7 programming from NBA TV. However, you can’t watch any games on-demand and many of the best games each week – such as the All-Star game – aren’t available.

The standard League Pass package lets you watch every game of the year live or on demand, also in high definition. You’ll be able to check out all the action from the pre-season, regular season, All-Star weekend and the playoffs. You won’t however, get access to NBA TV. This package will set you back $37.99 per month.

For the best of both worlds, there is a premium package available for the maddest of basketball fans. For the rather dear price of $44.99 each month, you’ll get every game of the year – pre-season, All-Star weekend, playoffs and finals included – live and on demand, as well as access to NBA TV.

Note that season packages go on sale on September 27, and prices may change before then.

NBA Playoffs and Finals

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ESPN will show a number of games from the first two rounds of the playoffs, before they show every game of the Conference Finals and Finals through the end of May and first half of June.

More details will be updated on this page as they come to hand with regards to the finals.