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Full TV schedule for 2021 NBA play-in tournament

We look at the full TV schedule including dates and times for each game in the 2021 NBA play-in tournament

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The 2021 NBA play-in tournament officially begins Tuesday with two Eastern Conference matchups, followed by two Western Conference matchups on Wednesday. The play-in tournament will be broadcast across TNT and ESPN platforms, and we’ve got all of the details of the tournament schedule here.

If you’re unable to watch the games on TV, you have the option to live stream. You can stream games airing on TNT on Watch TNT or via their mobile app and the ESPN broadcasts via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. Both options will require a cable login, however. If you don’t have a cable log in, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the games.

Full schedule for 2021 NBA play in tournament

Game 1: Eastern Conference, No. 9 Pacers vs. No. 10 Hornets

Date: Tuesday, May 18th
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Channel: TNT

Game 2: Eastern Conference, No. 7 Celtics vs. No. 8 Wizards

Date: Tuesday, May 18th
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Channel: TNT

Game 3: Western Conference, No. 9 Pacers vs. No. 10 Hornets

Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN

Game 4: Western Conference, No. 7 Lakers vs. No. 8 Warriors

Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN

Second series of 2021 NBA play in tournament

Game 5: Eastern Conference, Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2

Date: Thursday, May 20th
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Channel: TNT

Game 6: Western Conference, Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4

Date: Friday, May 21st
Time: TBD
Channel: ESPN