How to watch tonight’s fire Warriors vs. Mavericks matchup online

NBA fans will be treated to a prime-time Luka Doncic showcase on Wednesday as the depleted Golden State Warriors pay the young and hungry Mavericks a visit at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas.

Perhaps showing his wares as one of the league’s top 15 players, Doncic, the second-year phenom, is currently averaging 29.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game—all which lead Dallas. He’s the only player in the top 10 in all three categories. 

On Monday the Serbian became the second 20-year-old to notch a 40-point triple-double, after only LeBron James who was 163 days younger.

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With a Warriors (2-12) low on talent, expect Doncic to put up ridiculous numbers in a prime-time setting that could officially launch both his mainstream MVP candidacy and marketing push as one of the league main faces.

Here’s everything you need to know about streaming the action.

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: 7:30pm ET, Wednesday, Nov. 20 
  • Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas
  • Streaming: ESPN

How to stream NBA games: NBA League Pass

Real ballers splurge for NBA League Pass. The premium service lets you stream more NBA games than you could possibly count (basically everything that’s not already on national TV or subject to local blackouts). It’s a bit pricey, but you can save some money with NBA Team Pass, which follows the same broadcast restrictions but focuses on one specific team (all the games for the New York Knicks, for example). If you’re only interested in specific matchups, you can buy single NBA games, and new this year, you can purchase just the fourth quarter for $1.99. Both NBA League Pass and Team Pass also offer games in VR.

You can order NBA League Pass and NBA Team Pass online from NBA.com or as part of B/R Live or a Sling TV subscription. No matter which one you choose, it’s going to cost the same.

NBA League Pass price breakdown:

  • NBA League Pass (all teams): $199 per year or $28.99 per month
  • NBA League Pass Premium (all teams + in-arena stream): $249.99 per year or $39.99 per month
  • NBA Team Pass (one team): $119.99 per year or $17.99 per month
  • NBA League Pass Audio: $9.99 per year
  • NBA League Pass single games: $6.99
  • NBA League Pass fourth-quarter action: $1.99 per game

NBA League Pass devices: Amazon Fire TV and Kindle devices, Roku 3 and 4, Apple TVAndroid TV, Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream View, PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality, iOS, and Android devices

Stream NBA games: 5 ways to watch NBA games online

WATCH: Is SlingTV worth it? 

1) Sling TV

Sling TV has two distinct channel packages, both of which are priced at $25 per month. You want Sling Orange, which comes with both ESPN and TNT. From there you can add the Sling Orange Sports Pack for $5 per month to unlock NBA TV. That means you get by at just $30 per month. That said, if you live the Bay Area, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Portland, or Washington, D.C., you might want to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month) so that you can get local coverage from NBC Sports. There’s just one drawback: Sling TV doesn’t offer ABC in its local channels (or provide an on-demand alternative). With most ABC live games, you can stream via the WatchESPN app. Here’s hoping that proves true when it comes to streaming NBA games. Otherwise, you’ll want to invest in an HD antenna(Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.) As noted previously, Sling TV is the only service that allows you to include NBA League Pass as an add-on.

Game-changing feature: Price. Sling TV allows you to stream NBA games without breaking the bank. 

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2) Hulu with Live TV

  • Cost: $44.95 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
  • Channels included: ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBCSN

Hulu with Live TV doesn’t offer a way to watch NBA TV, but if that’s not a deal-breaker, it’s a great way to watch NBA games online. Plus, each subscription unlocks Hulu’s deep catalog of TV shows and movies, so you’ll have plenty to watch after the final whistle blows. For an extra $4 per month, you can upgrade to Hulu with No Commercials.  

Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)

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3) AT&T Now

  • Cost: $50-$135 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

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4) YouTube TV

Like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV offers just one package of channels, and it’s a stacked lineup for sports, with everything you need to stream NBA games. YouTube TV also includes FS1, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, and CBS Sports Network. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks: What to watch for

The major key for the game: The whole Warriors team appears to be somewhere on an injury list.

Most recently, the league reports (as of Nov. 16) that D’Angelo Russell will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks after MRI results on his thumb came back positive for a sprain.

This team is already without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevon Looney, among others. Draymond Green appears to be healthy for the time being, but you get the feeling a “nagging injury” will keep him on the bench during the back third of the season.

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.