How to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Playoffs game tonight: Game 1 streaming options, more

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Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets celebrates with his teammates after making a basket in the final seconds to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers during game five of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Ball Arena on April 29, 2024 in Denver, CO. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Round 2 of the 2024 NBA Playoffs starts today as the Minnesota Timberwolves face the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. Keep reading below to find out how and when to watch today’s NBA Playoffs game, even if you don’t have cable.

How and when to watch Game 1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets series

Game 1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Round 2 NBA Playoffs series will be played on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT). The game will air on TNT and stream on Sling TV and the platforms featured below.

How to watch Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets 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.

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 Playoffs games and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 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.

Note: Because Sling TV doesn’t carry CBS, you won’t be able to watch CBS-aired live sports, including the NFL. If you’re looking for one live TV streaming platform to watch all your favorite sports, we suggest a subscription to Hulu + Live TV.

Top features of Sling TV Orange + Blue tier:

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.

All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ bundle: Watch the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 1 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 after a three-day free trial.

Max, formerly known as HBO Max, is known for streaming top-tier HBO content like “Succession” and “House of Dragon”. Now, basketball fans can enjoy NBA Playoffs games airing on TNT and TBS 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.

The best place to get NBA Playoffs fan gear: Fanatics

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2024 NBA Playoffs: Full playoff schedule

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The Conference semifinals are a best-of-seven series beginning on May 4, 2024.

Eastern Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Boston vs. TBD

• Game 1: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TBD)

• Game 2: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TBD)

• Game 3: Celtics vs. TBD, TBD (TBD, TBD)

• Game 4: Celtics vs. TBD, TBD (TBD, TBD)

• Game 5: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 6: Celtics vs. TBD, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 7: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

* = If necessary

(2) New York vs. (6) Indiana

• Game 1: Pacers vs. Knicks, Monday, May 6 (7:30 ET, TNT)

• 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, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 6: Knicks vs. Pacers, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 7: Pacers vs. Knicks, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

* = If necessary

Western Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Oklahoma City vs. TBD

• Game 1: TBD vs. Thunder, Tuesday, May 7 (9:30 ET, TNT)

• Game 2: TBD vs. Thunder, Thursday, May 9 (TBD, ESPN)

• Game 3: Thunder vs. TBD, Saturday, May 11 (3:30 ET, ABC)

• Game 4: Thunder vs. TBD, Monday, May 13 (TBD, TNT)

• Game 5: TBD vs. Thunder, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 6: Celtics vs. TBD, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 7: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

Series tied 0-0

* = If necessary

(2) Denver vs. (3) Minnesota

• Game 1: Wolves vs. Nuggets, Saturday, May 4 (7 ET, TNT)

• Game 2: Wolves vs. Nuggets, Monday, May 6 (10 ET, TNT)

• Game 3: Nuggets vs. Wolves, Friday, May 10 (9:30 ET, ESPN)

• Game 4: Nuggets vs. Wolves, Sunday, May 12 (8 ET, TNT)

• Game 5: Wolves vs. Nuggets, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 6: Nuggets vs. Wolves, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

• Game 7: Wolves vs. Nuggets, TBD (TBD, TBD) *

Series tied 0-0

* = If necessary

First round schedule

Below are the dates, times and networks airing each game of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. All times Eastern.

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Miami Heat

• Game 1: Celtics 114, Heat 94

• Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 101

• Game 3: Celtics 104, Heat 84

• Game 4: Celtics 102, Heat 88

• Game 5: Celtics 118, Heat 84

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Philadelphia 76ers

• Game 1: Knicks 111, 76ers 104

• Game 2: Knicks 104, 76ers 101

• Game 3: 76ers 125, Knicks 114

• Game 4: Knicks 97, 76ers 92

• Game 5: 76ers 112, Knicks 106 (OT)

• Game 6: Knicks 118, 76ers 115

(3) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (6) Indiana Pacers

• Game 1: Bucks 109, Pacers 94

• Game 2: Pacers 125, Bucks 108

• Game 3: Pacers 121, Bucks 118

• Game 4: Pacers 126, Bucks 113

• Game 5: Bucks 115, Pacers 92

• Game 6: Pacers 120, Bucks 98

(4) Cleveland vs. (5) Orlando

• Game 1: Cavaliers 97, Magic 83

• Game 2: Cavaliers 96, Magic 86

• Game 3: Magic 121, Cavaliers 83

• Game 4: Magic 112, Cavaliers 89

• Game 5: Cavaliers 104, Magic 103

• Game 6: Cavaliers vs. Magic; Friday, May 3 (TBD, TBD)

• Game 7: Magic vs. Cavaliers; Sunday, May 5 (TBD, TBD)*

* = If necessary

Western Conference

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) New Orleans Pelicans

• Game 1: Thunder 94, Pelicans 92

• Game 2: Thunder 124, Pelicans 92

• Game 3: Thunder 106, Pelicans 85

• Game 4: Thunder 97, Pelicans 89

(2) Denver Nuggets vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

• Game 1: Nuggets 114, Lakers 103

• Game 2: Nuggets 101, Lakers 99

• Game 3: Nuggets 112, Lakers 105

• Game 4: Lakers 119, Nuggets 108

• Game 5: Nuggets 108, Lakers 106

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (6) Phoenix Suns

• Game 1: Timberwolves 120, Suns 95

• Game 2: Timberwolves 105, Suns 93

• Game 3: Timberwolves 129, Suns 109

• Game 4: Timberwolves 112, Suns 116

(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks

• Game 1: Clippers 109, Mavericks 97

• Game 2: Mavericks 96, Clippers 93

• Game 3: Mavericks 101, Clippers 90

• Game 4: Clippers 116, Mavericks 111

• Game 5: Mavericks 123, Clippers 93

• Game 6: Clippers vs. Mavericks; Friday, May 3 (9:30 ET, ESPN)

• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Clippers, TBD (TBD, TBD)*

* = If necessary

Conference semifinals schedule

The conference semifinals will begin May 6-7, but can move up to May 4-5 if the prior round’s series ends early.

Conference finals schedule

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

NBA Finals schedule

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

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