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76ers vs Heat Game 1 Live Stream: How to Watch for Free

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Getty James Harden looks to help the Sixers get past the conference semifinals for the first time since 2001.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat tip off in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday, May 2.

Game 1 (7:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on TNT (the rest of the games in the series will be on ABC, TNT, ESPN or NBA TV). But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the 76ers vs Heat online:

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DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ABC, ESPN and TNT are included in every one, while NBA TV is in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the 76ers vs Heat live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

You can also watch games via the ESPN or TNT apps or websites. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to log in and watch.


Sling TV

ESPN, ESPN3 (which simulcasts the 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 the channels needed to watch the NBA playoffs, plus you can get $10 off your first month:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 76ers 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 or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), 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 games via the ESPN or TNT apps or websites. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Sling credentials to log in and watch.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ABC, ESPN, TNT and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes both ESPN+ and Disney+ as part of the bundle:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 76ers 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 or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch games via the ESPN or TNT apps or websites. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


76ers vs Heat Game 1 Preview

Both the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat won their respective first round series in fewer than seven games, but neither team came out unscathed.

Heat star Jimmy Butler injured his knee in the series against the Atlanta Hawks, won by the Heat 4-1. Butler missed Game 5, which the Heat won 97-94 to close the series on April 26. He scored double double in Game 4 previously with 36 points and 10 rebounds.

Butler is one of six Heat players listed as questionable entering the 76ers series. Tyler Herro (respiratory), P.J. Tucker (right calf strain), Markieff Morris (respiratory), Caleb Marin (left ankle sprain), and Max Strus (right hamstring sprain) could all sit in Game 1.

Miami will only miss Kyle Lowry for certain because of his left hamstring strain. Lowry injured it in Game 3 against the Hawks.

Philadelphia has its share of injuries, including MVP candidate Joel Embiid due to a facial fracture. Embiid suffered the injury in Game 6 fo the Sixers’ first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Embiid could return after Game 2 of the series according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Sixers also have Charles Bassey listed as questionable due to right shoulder soreness.

“I feel bad for my guy,” Butler said via ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “Obviously, one of my former teammates, arguably the MVP of this league. And I think I speak for everybody that’s a part of this team, we want Jo to play. We want to go up against them at full strength and prove that we can hang with anybody and we can beat anybody. It’s a mishap. I hope he recovers well and gets back very, very soon.”

The 76ers advanced to the semifinals after after beating the Raptors 4-2. Philadelphia hasn’t made it past the conference semifinals since 2001 when an Allen Iverson-led squad made it to the NBA Finals.

Since the Sixers trade for James Harden in February, the Heat and the Sixers split their final two regular season meetings. The teams split the  regular season series overall.

Harden averages 19 points and 10.2 assists for the Sixers in the opening series against Toronto. That include his 22-point, 15-assists game against the Raptors on April 28 to close out the series.

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