The Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder will kick off tonight at the Oracle Center in Oakland. The 73-win Warriors are looking to keep their historic season rolling and hoist that Larry O’Brien trophy for the second straight time. They dispatched the Rockets in five games in the Quarterfinals and the Trail Blazers in five games in the Semifinals.
Standing in the Warriors’ way of returning to the Finals is a dangerous Thunder squad. They eliminated the Mavericks in five games in the Quarterfinals and pulled off a big upset by sending home the heavily favored Spurs in six games in the Semifinals. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been carrying the OKC offense to an absurd degree this postseason. Through their first 11 playoff games, Durant and Westbrook have combined for 582 points, while the rest of the Thunder has scored 583 points (Tulsa World).
A major factor in this series will be the health of Steph Curry. The back-to-back MVP winner sprained his right MCL in Game 4 against Houston, and he didn’t return to action until Game 4 against Portland. It didn’t take him long to return to form, as he scored an NBA-record 17 points in overtime en route to Golden State’s 132-125 Game 4 victory. It’s impossible to predict how his knee will hold up through this best-of-seven series, but he’s currently all systems go and that’s bad news for OKC. The Warriors were 3-0 against the Thunder during the regular season, including a thrilling 121-118 overtime win after this preposterous Curry three-pointer.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s break down all the ways you can watch Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Warriors vs. Thunder Game 1 Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Spread: Warriors -7.5, O/U 224
Warriors vs. Thunder Game 1 Live Stream Online Options
Your best bets for watching Game 1 via a live stream are TNT Overtime, Watch TNT, and Sling TV. TNT Overtime is pretty cool in that it providers viewers with different options to watch games. Instead of being stuck with the standard television broadcast, you can watch up to four camera angles at once.
If you already have a cable or satellite provider, you can watch the game online at Watch TNT. You just need your log-in and password information and you’re good to go.
You can also roll with Sling TV for tonight’s game. Their Best of Live TV package costs $20 a month and it includes access to TNT. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can try out Sling TV with a free 7-day trial.
Warriors vs. Thunder Game 1 on Phone, Tablet & Other Devices
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, you can still use the aforementioned TNT and Sling TV options. Download the free NBA app and you can watch TNT Overtime on your phone or tablet. With cable or satellite access, you can see Steven Adams’ majestic mustache in action on your phone or tablet by downloading the free Watch TNT app from the App Store or Google Play.
Sling TV subscribers can use their Sling TV app to watch tonight’s game on a plethora of options such as phones, tablets, and XBox Ones if you’re not too busy dominating 14-year-olds in FIFA. You can check out their full list of devices here.