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How to watch the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat

The NBA Finals begins on Wednesday night. Here’s how to watch and stream the games.

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An empty court and bench are shown following the scheduled start time in of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

An empty court and bench are shown following the scheduled start time in of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Kevin C. Cox, pool photo via Associated Press

The NBA Finals are here. After several months of waiting, the ultimate contest between NBA teams to decide a champion will happen within the the NBA bubble in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat will battle in a seven-game series for the NBA gold. The two outlasted favorites in their respective conferences, with the Lakers defeating the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers, and the Heat downing the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers.

The games begin on Wednesday. Here’s a break down and how to watch.

When are the games?

  • Sept. 30,  7 p.m. MDT
  • Oct. 2, 7 p.m. MDT
  • Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. MDT
  • Oct.  6, 7 p.m. MDT
  • Oct. 9, 7 p.m. MDT (if necessary)
  • Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. MDT (if necessary)
  • Oct. 13, 7 p.m. MDT (if necessary)

Where are the NBA Finals?

Disney Wide World of SportsLake Buena Vista, Florida.

How do I watch the NBA Finals?

ABC will broadcast all seven games.

How do I stream the NBA Finals?

The following apps and websites offer some free trials, where you can stream coverage if needed.