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Mavs vs Warriors Game 1 Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Stephen Curry and the Warriors face off with the Mavericks in this year's Western Conference Finals.

The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks kick off the Western Conference Finals with Game 1 on Wednesday night from the Chase Center in San Francisco.

The game (9 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on TNT. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the Mavericks vs Warriors online:

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DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” TNT is included in every one, 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 Mavericks vs Warriors 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.


Sling TV

TNT is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle. 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 Mavericks vs Warriors 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 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 Mavericks vs Warriors 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.


Mavs vs Warriors Game 1 Preview

The Golden State Warriors and their championship pedigree take on Luka Doncic and the upstart Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals, which gets underway with Game 1 from the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wednesday night.

The Warriors advanced to the conference finals after a dominating 4-1 series win over the Denver Nuggets in the first round and a tight 4-2 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the conference semifinals.

The Mavericks have arrived after winning their first playoff series since 2011 (a 4-2 win over the Utah Jazz in the first round) and upsetting the top-seeded Phoenix Suns in the second round in seven games.

The Warriors have a major advantage in postseason experience, with the core trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green having been a part of the teams that made five straight NBA Finals appearances from 2015-19. They remain hungry to improve on a championship legacy that is already written in the history books.

“I think we still have to prove that we want to go down as some of the greats,” Thompson said. “And the greats have won in multiple decades, and we have yet to win in the 2020s. So it’s right there for us.”

The Mavericks are led by one of the game’s brightest stars, two-time All-NBA First Team member Luka Doncic, who leads the team in scoring, rebounding and assists this postseason. The three-time All-Star ranked third in the league in points per game this season and fifth in assists per game.

Doncic propelled the first-half onslaught in Game 7 against the Suns on Sunday, matching Phoenix’s output of 27 points at the half. The Mavericks stunned the West’s top seed, beating them by 33 on the road in the decisive contest.

Here’s a look at the tale of the tape heading into the opening game of this Western Conference Finals series:

No. 3 Golden State Warriors

  • 53-29, finished second in the Pacific Division
  • Defeated the Denver Nuggets in five games in the first round (4-1) and eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies in six games in the second round (4-2)
  • Guard Stephen Curry leads the Warriors in scoring this postseason with 26.9 points per game in 11 contests played
  • Guard Klay Thompson is averaging 20.4 points per game in the playoffs
  • Guard Jordan Poole is averaging 19.3 points per game this postseason

No. 4 Dallas Mavericks

  • 52-30, finished second in the Southwest Division
  • Got past the Jazz in six games in the first round (4-2) and then upset the top-seeded Phoenix Suns in seven games in the second round (4-3)
  • Guard Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring, rebounding and assists this postseason with 31.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game
  • Guard Jalen Brunson is averaging 22.9 points per game in the playoffs
  • Guard Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 13.2 points per game this postseason

Warriors vs Mavericks Western Conference Finals Schedule

  • Game 1: Mavericks at Warriors, Wednesday, 5/18 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Game 2: Mavericks at Warriors, Friday, 5/20 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Game 3: Warriors at Mavericks, Sunday, May 22 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Game 4: Warriors at Mavericks, Tuesday, May 24 (9 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Game 5: Mavericks at Warriors, Thursday, May 26 (9 p.m. ET, TNT) *if necessary
  • Game 6: Warriors at Mavericks, Saturday, May 28 ((9 p.m. ET, TNT) *if necessary
  • Game 7: Mavericks at Warriors, Monday, May 30 (9 p.m. ET, TNT) *if necessary
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