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NBA Live Streaming: A guide on how to watch the 2017-18 NBA regular season

Lorenzo Gahol 15 Aug 2017
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The 2017-18 NBA season kicks off on October 17 and all games will be shown at bet365's live streaming service.

Featured Games

Two games will take place on opening day. The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the Boston Celtics at the Quicken Loans Arena. The Celtics owned the best record in the Eastern Conference last season but the Cavaliers beat them four games to one in the conference finals. The Cavaliers eventually lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

The other game will feature the mighty Warriors against the souped-up Houston Rockets featuring the All-Star backcourt duo of James Harden and Chris Paul. 

Upcoming NBA Fixtures

NBA 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule

Date/Time (All Times UK)Games Where to watch
Wednesday, October 18
01:00Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliersbet365
03:30Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriorsbet365
Thursday, October 19
00:00Charlotte Hornets @ Detroit Pistonsbet365
00:00Brooklyn Nets @ Indiana Pacersbet365
00:00Miami Heat @ Orlando Magicbet365
00:00Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizardsbet365
00:30Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celticsbet365
01:00New Orleans Pelicans @ Memphis Grizzliesbet365
01:30Atlanta Hawks @ Dallas Mavericksbet365
02:00Denver Nuggets @ Utah Jazzbet365
02:30Minnesota Timberwolves @ San Antonio Spursbet365
03:00Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix Sunsbet365
03:00Houston Rockets @ Sacramento Kingsbet365
Friday, October 20 
00:30Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptorsbet365
01:00New York Knicks @ Oklahoma City Thunderbet365
03:30Los Angeles Clippers @ Los Angeles Lakersbet365
Saturday, October 21
00:00Atlanta Hawks @ Charlotte Hornetsbet365
00:00Portland Trail Blazers @ Indiana Pacersbet365
00:00Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ersbet365
00:00Detroit Pistons @ Washington Wizardsbet365
00:00Cleveland Cavaliers @ Milwaukee Bucksbet365
00:30Orlando Magic @ Brooklyn Netsbet365
01:00Utah Jazz @ Minnesota Timberwolvesbet365
02:30Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicansbet365
03:00Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Sunsbet365
Sunday, October 22
00:30Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptorsbet365
01:00Orlando Magic @ Cleveland Cavaliersbet365
01:00Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heatbet365
01:00Detroit Pistons @ New York Knicksbet365
01:00San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bullsbet365
01:00Dallas Mavericks @ Houston Rocketsbet365
01:00Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzliesbet365
01:30Portland Trail Blazers @ Milwaukee Bucksbet365
02:00Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggetsbet365
02:00Oklahoma City Thunder @ Utah Jazzbet365
03:30Phoenix Suns @ LA Clippersbet365
20:30Atlanta Hawks @ Brooklyn Netsbet365
Monday, October 23
00:00Minnesota Timberwolves @ Oklahoma City Thunderbet365
02:30New Orleans Pelicans @ Los Angeles Lakersbet365
Week 2
Tuesday, October 24
00:00Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistonsbet365
00:30Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heatbet365
01:00Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rocketsbet365
01:00Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucksbet365
01:30Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericksbet365
01:30Toronto Raptors at San Antonio Spursbet365
02:00Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggetsbet365
03:00Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Sunsbet365
Wednesday, October 25
00:00Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliersbet365
00:00Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magicbet365
00:30New York Knicks at Boston Celticsbet365
01:00Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolvesbet365
03:00New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazersbet365
03:30Utah Jazz at LA Clippersbet365
Thursday, October 26
00:00Denver Nuggets at Charlotte Hornetsbet365
00:00Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistonsbet365
00:00Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ersbet365
00:30Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Netsbet365
01:00San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heatbet365
01:00Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunderbet365
01:30Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericksbet365
03:00Utah Jazz at Phoenix Sunsbet365
03:30Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriorsbet365
03:30Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakersbet365

Why watch NBA Live Streaming?

The NBA is the most popular and premier professional basketball league in the world. It is the home of the best and highest-paid basketball players. Current NBA superstars include LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The league also boasts of international stars like Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki and brothers Marc and Pau Gasol.

The NBA season begins with the annual Rookie Draft in June to be followed by the Summer League and Preseason. The regular season usually begins in late October and ends in April. The playoffs will then commence and culminates with the NBA Finals in June where the Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions face off for the prestigious Larry O'Brien Trophy.

The championship series along with the annual NBA All-Star Game are among the most-watched sporting events in the world. 

Current Teams and Format

A total of 30 teams (29 from the US and 1 from Canada) are taking part in the 71st season of the premier professional basketball league. The teams are split into two conferences with 15 teams each. The Eastern Conference is made of the Atlantic, Central and Southeast division while the Western Conference is composed of the Northwest, Pacific and Southwest divisions.

Competing in the Atlantic Division are the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors while the teams in the Central Division are the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks. In the Southeast Division are the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.

The Northwest Division is made up of Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz while the Pacific Division is composed of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. In the Southwest Division are the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs. 

Regular Season
Each team will play a total of 82 games in the regular season where 41 will be played at home and other 41 on the road. Teams in the same conference will play each other three or four times during the season and will play teams from the other conference twice.

The top eight teams in each conference will proceed to the playoffs. 

The No. 1 seed in each conference will play the No. 8 seed, No. 2 versus No. 7, No. 3 versus No. 6 and No. 4 against No. 5. The three division winners along with the next best-ranked team will given the top four seeds in the playoffs. However, a lower team with a better record will still get a homecourt advantage. 

All playoff games from the first round all the way to the finals will be a best-of-seven series. The Eastern Conference champions and Western Conference champions will face off in the championship series.

How to watch NBA 2017-18 Live Streaming

Step 1: Go to Bet365

Step 2: Register an account (Use bonus code: MAXCASH to get a 100% welcome bonus of up to £200) 

Step 3: Click on live streaming at the top of the page once you are logged in

Step 4: Select basketball from the drop down menu and you can now watch and bet on the NBA 2017-18 season

NBA History

Established in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the top-tier professional basketball league became the NBA in 1949 after the BAA merged with rival National Basketball League. The Philadelphia Warriors won the league's first ever championship after beating the Chicago Stags 4-1 in the best-of-seven finals.

The Minneapolis Lakers starring George Mikan dominated the league's early years, winning four of five championships following the merger. The Boston Celtics then dominated the league in the late 1950s to the 1960s. The Celtics won a total of 11 titles during this period including eight consecutive crowns between 1959 to 1966. 

It was also during this era that fans saw the rivalry between big men Bill Russell of the Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and later with the Los Angeles Lakers. Other greats in the era include Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor.

There was no dominant team in the 1970s with several teams hoisting the championship trophy. The league also expanded during this decade and welcomed four additional teams from the American Basketball Association. This era also saw legendary names like Lew Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Rick Barry and Julius Erving.

The Celtics and Lakers renewed their rivalry in the 1980s this time starring Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The two teams played each other thrice in the finals with the Lakers winning twice. Overall, the "Showtime" Lakers won five titles in this decade while the Celtics brought home three.

The 1990s kicked off with the "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons winning back-to-back titles before Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won three in a row. Hakeem Olajuwon led the Houston Rockets to back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995 before Jordan came out of retirement and led the Bulls to three more titles.

The Lakers regained their dominance in the early 2000s with the partnership between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal producing three championships. O'Neal eventually left but Bryant managed to lead the franchise to two more championships. The San Antonio Spurs were also a dominant force during this era, winning titles in 2003, 2005 and 2007. 

The present decade is about LeBron James guiding the Miami Heat to back-to-back titles and four straight finals appearances. He eventually returned to Cleveland whom he led to three-straight championship duels against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Golden State won their first duel in 2015 to end a 40-year title drought but the Cavaliers triumphed in their rematch last season to win their maiden crown. The Warriors regained the title last season led by new recruit Kevin Durant, who was named Finals MVP.

List of NBA Champions

NBA Champions

TeamTitlesChampion Years
Boston Celtics171957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008
Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers161949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010
Chicago Bulls61991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998
San Antonio Spurs51999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
Philadelphia/San Francisco/Golden State Warriors51947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017
Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers31955, 1967, 1983
Fort Wayne Pistons/Detroit Pistons31989, 1990, 2004
Miami Heat 32006, 2012, 2013
New York Knicks21970, 1973
Houston Rockets21994, 1995
St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks11958
Baltimore/Washington Bullets/Washington Wizards11978
Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder11979
Cleveland Cavaliers12016
Portland Trail Blazers11977
Milwaukee Bucks11971
Dallas Mavericks12011
Baltimore Bullets (original)11948
Rochester/Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City/Sacramento Kings11951

About bet365

bet365 is known as the world's biggest bookmaker, with over 21 million customers in 200 countries around the world. They have built their reputation on honesty, integrity and providing a fantastic service to these customers with the best odds, most markets, quickest website and unrivaled customer service.

The firm was one of the first to introduce live streaming of sporting events to the sports betting market and they have since grown the product exponentially, with almost every major football league and competitions as well as all other top sporting events streamed live on the bet365 live streaming player.

This means that customers at bet365 now have more access to live sport than any satellite or cable subscribers. All of the events offered are available for free and the only requirement to watch is to have a funded bet365. Those who wish to bet in-play on an event can do so while watching via the in-play betting console which is, again, the best and quickest in the betting industry.

They also offer new customers the best bonus offer in online sports betting, with a 100% matched deposit bonus of up to £200 available to anyone who registers an account using bonus code MAXCASH.


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