How to watch the Dallas Mavericks vs. OKC Thunder NBA Playoffs game tonight: Game 1 livestream options, more

by 24USATVMay 8, 2024, 4 a.m. 30
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The Western Conference semifinals are in full swing as the OKC Thunder host the Dallas Mavericks for Game 1 of the teams' series. The Thunder swept the New Orleans Pelicans in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, while the Nuggets faced stiffer competition in the Los Angeles Lakers.

With every round of the playoffs comes competition leveled up. The start of a highly competitive series, tonight's Mavericks vs. Thunder game is not to be missed. Here's how, when and where to watch it.

How and when to watch Game 1 of the Dallas Mavericks vs. OKC Thunder NBA Playoffs series

Game 1 of the Dallas Mavericks vs. OKC Thunder NBA Playoffs series will be played on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT). The game will air on TNT and stream on Sling TV and the platforms featured below.

How to watch Dallas Mavericks vs. OKC Thunder Game 1 without cable

If your cable subscription doesn't carry TNT or you've cut the cord with your cable company, you can still watch today's game. Below are the platforms on which you can watch today's game live.

Save $25 on Sling TV: The most cost-effective way to stream the Mavericks vs. Thunder game

One of the most cost-effective ways to stream today's NBA playoff game is through a subscription to Sling TV. To watch today's game, you'll need a subscription to the Orange tier, which includes TNT and ESPN. For access to more NBA playoff games, upgrade to the Orange + Blue tier (recommended), which includes the games played on ABC.

The Orange tier is normally $40 per month, but Sling TV has an offer for new subscribers where you can get your first month for $15. The Orange + Blue tier costs $35 for your first month, and $60 per month after that. There's also an NBA playoffs package deal where you can save $30 when you pre-pay for three months of service on any tier. You can cancel anytime.
• There are 46 channels to watch in total, including ABC, ESPN and TNT.
• You get access to NFL games airing on ESPN next season at the lowest price.

Watch the Mavericks vs. Thunder game for free on Max



Max, formerly known as HBO Max, is known for streaming top-tier HBO content like "Succession" and "House of Dragon." Now, NBA fans can enjoy NBA Playoffs games airing on TNT on the streamer with the B/R sports add-on. You'll need a Max subscription to access B/R sports content like the NBA Playoffs and the NHL Playoffs. Some blackouts do apply.

A subscription to Max starts at $9.99 per month. The B/R sports add-on is currently free.

Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle: Watch the Mavericks vs. Thunder game live for free

You can watch today's game with the Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle. The bundle features 95 channels, including ABC, TNT, local network affiliates and ESPN. It also includes the ESPN+ streaming service. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch today's game, the 2024 NBA playoffs, MLB this season and network-aired NFL games next season with Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+. It's priced at $77 per month after a three-day free trial.

The best place to get NBA Playoffs fan gear: Fanatics

Rooting from home is more fun while repping your team with the latest NBA fan gear. Fanatics is our first stop for the newest NBA fan gear, our go-to for the latest drop of NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals merch like jerseys, commemorative T-shirts, hats and more. Fanatics also has just-released NFL Draft jerseys, like No. 1 overall draft pick Caleb Williams' new Chicago Bears jersey.

The Conference semifinals is a best-of-seven series beginning on May 4, 2024. All times Eastern.
• Game 1: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Tuesday, May 7 (7 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Thursday, May 9 (7 ET, ESPN)
• Game 3: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Saturday, May 11 (8:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 4: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Monday, May 13 (7 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Wednesday, May 15 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Friday, May 17 (TBD, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *
• Game 1: Knicks 121, Pacers 117
• Game 2: Pacers vs. Knicks, Wednesday, May 8 (8 ET, TNT)
• Game 3: Knicks vs. Pacers, Friday, May 10 (7 ET, ESPN)
• Game 4: Knicks vs. Pacers, Sunday, May 12 (3:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 5: Pacers vs. Knicks, Tuesday, May 14 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Knicks vs. Pacers, Friday, May 17 (TBD, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Pacers vs. Knicks, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *
• Game 1: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Tuesday, May 7 (9:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Thursday, May 9 (9:30 ET, ESPN)
• Game 3: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Saturday, May 11 (3:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 4: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Monday, May 13 (9:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Wednesday, May 15 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Saturday, May 18 (8:30 ET, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Monday, May 20 (8:30 ET, TNT) *
• Game 1: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 99
• Game 2: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 80
• Game 3: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Friday, May 10 (9:30 ET, ESPN)
• Game 4: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Sunday, May 12 (8 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Tuesday, May 14 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 16 (8:30, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *

Below are the results from the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

The conference finals will begin May 21-22, but can move up to May 19-20 if the prior round's series ends early.

The 2024 NBA Finals will begin June 6, airing on ABC.

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