ESPN is all set to bring the magic of the 2018 NBA
season alive for millions of fans in Australia and New Zealand. This season, ESPN in partnership with Foxtel will once again offer the best NBA television coverage with more than 200 regular season and Playoff games, every event of the All-Star Weekend and every game of the NBA Finals LIVE.
This is way more coverage of the premier global basketball league than Oz has ever experienced before, and is aimed at creating a vibrant NBA presence in the region. In 2018, ESPN will telecast the NBA Playoffs to include 12 first round games, 12 Conference semi-final matches and each and every game of the Conference and Championship Finals. Other featured events include:
• 2018 NBA All Star weekend
• Minimum of 5 Live Games weekly
• The traditional Christmas day games (US)
• The 2018 NBA Playoffs
and Championship Finals
NBA’s popularity has been steadily growing in Australia and New Zealand with fans asking for more games. ESPN of Australia and New Zealand have conveyed their commitment toward building and growing a strong NBA audience. The current programming deal extends over the 2018 season and is planned to lead on to a nine year multi-platform agreement.
So whether you’re a fan of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant’s Golden State Warriors, Lebron James and Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers or first overall draft pick the Aussie sensation Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76’ers, you may wish to check out Foxtel’s Sports package, which includes live streaming to Mobile devices with Foxtel Go.
2018 NBA Playoffs Live on ESPN Australia
Wednesday 23 May LIVE: Rockets v Warriors at 11.00am (game 4)
Thursday 24 May LIVE: Cavaliers v Celtics at 10.30am (game 5)
Friday 25 May LIVE: Warriors v Rockets at 11.00am (game 5)
Saturday 26 May LIVE: Celtics v Cavaliers at 10.30am (game 6)
Sunday 27 May LIVE: Rockets v Warriors at 11.00am (game 6)
Monday 28 May LIVE: Cavaliers v Celtics at 10.30am (game 7)
Tuesday 29 May LIVE: Warriors v Rockets at 11.00am (game 7)
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Weekly NBA games not available on free-to-air in Australia.
Watch the NBA Live
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to ESPN you may wish to trial Foxtel Now’s 2-weeks Free live TV Offer, which will broadcast the best of the 2018 NBA playoffs including every game of the Conference Finals and Championship series LIVE online*, while also offering live NBA playoffs streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.