NBA Finals: How to watch Lakers vs. Heat Game 3 tonight on ABC

After an unprecedented 2020 NBA season, marked by play inside the Orlando bubble due to the coronavirus, a compressed schedule and upsets galore in the playoffs, the Finals is starting to look like a forgone conclusion. Friday the heavily favored LA Lakers took a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven matchup against the Miami Heat, led by LeBron James (33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists) and Anthony Davis (32 points, 14 rebounds). At this point the main question may be which player more deserves to win Finals MVP.

There’s still at least two games to play, however, and if Miami stands a chance, tonight’s Game 3 is basically a must-win. In the history of the Finals only four teams have come back from 2-0 deficits, and with Heat stars Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic both listed as doubtful tonight after missing Game 2 with injuries, Jimmy Butler and the remaining Miami players have their work cut out.

The NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat continues tonight, Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on ABC. Keep reading to learn how you can watch without cable.

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will look to go up 3-0 in the NBA Finals on Sunday night. 

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How can I watch the NBA Finals on TV without cable?

The best-of-seven NBA Finals are being broadcast on ABC. Here’s the schedule:

  • Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT)
  • Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
  • Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
  • Game 6*: Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:40 p.m. PT)
  • Game 7*: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)

*If necessary.

Four of the five major live TV streaming services offer ABC (all but Sling TV), but not every service carries your local ABC station, so check the links below to make sure it’s available in your area.

Alternatively, if you live in an area with good reception, you can watch ABC for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

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