Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Bucks and the Hawks has arrived with the series tied at 2-2 after a huge victory from Atlanta. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, nursing a knee injury, is doubtful for today's crucial clash. Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final gets underway at 8.30pm ET today. Make sure you know how to watch a Bucks vs Hawks live stream from anywhere in the world.
Tip-off: 8.30pm ET / 1.30am BST (Friday) / 10.30am AEST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
US stream: TNT | Sling (opens in new tab) ($10 for the first month)
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
UK stream: Now | NBA League Pass
AUS stream: Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) (14-day free trial)
Tickets: TicketSmarter (opens in new tab) (from $335)
A huge fourth quarter from Khris Middleton and that man Giannis Antetokounmpo saw the Bucks come from behind to beat Atlanta by 113-102 in Game 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up 25 before sitting out the final quarter in the previous game with Jrue Holiday grabbing a further 22. Trae Young could manage just 15 as the Hawk's leading scorer.
Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in the NBA Eastern Conference semi-final decider. Antetokounmpo, and the Nets' Kevin Durant, became only the 3rd pair of opposing players to each score more than 40 points in a Game 7, joining LeBron James/Paul Pierce in 2008 and Sam Jones/Oscar Robertson in 1963.
Now, the Bucks are favourites to go on and meet the Suns or Clippers in the NBA Finals, but they'll need to get past Trae Young and the gutsy Atlanta Hawks first.
The Hawks have ripped up the form book recently, even knocking off the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers. This is the first Conference Finals since 2015 for the Hawks, and their toughest test yet. But if they can contain Antetokounmpo, Atlanta could pull off another upset – and on home turf, too.
Tonight's unmissable Game 5 matchup between the Bucks and Hawks will be streamed live on TNT and there's a great $10 deal on Sling TV (opens in new tab) right now for those without cable. Here's how to find the cheapest Bucks vs Hawks live stream from anywhere in the world.
Watch a Hawks vs Bucks live stream in the USA
Hawks vs Bucks is on TNT. The game tips off today at 8.30pm ET. Don't have cable? Sling TV (opens in new tab) has TNT and ESPN, and it's only $10 for the first month. Score!
Outside the US at the moment? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Sling TV without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Watch Bucks vs Hawks on Sling TV $10 for one month (opens in new tab)
Catch a Bucks vs Hawks live stream on the Sling TV Orange package, which includes access to TNT and ESPN/2/3, with a superb $10 initial offer. Grab a month-long trial of Sling for just $10 for the first month. It's $35 a month after. No contract. Cancel at any time.
How to avoid Hawks vs Bucks blackouts with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Bucks vs Hawks rights holders, you might be hit by a local blackout. Plus, those outside the US won't be able to access certain streaming services when outside their own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
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(opens in new tab)ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch the NBA Playoffs on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up.
Watch a Hawks vs Bucks live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the rights to stream the Bucks vs Hawks, starting at 1.30am BST on Thursday morning. Subscribers can watch the action on the Sky Go app.
Don't have Sky? Now (opens in new tab) (formerly Now TV) is a streaming service that offers Sky content without the need for a contract or a satellite dish. It provides access to all 11 Sky Sports channels – including Sky Sports Arena – for £10 a day (opens in new tab) or £33 a month.
Another option is to buy an NBA League Pass (opens in new tab) for £5.99 a day or £24.99 a month. There's no free trial but it does cover live playoffs and all the post-season action.
To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download a good VPN (opens in new tab) as detailed above.
To access your usual streaming service outside the UK, without being blocked, you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab). We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 customer support.
Watch a Bucks vs Hawks live stream in Australia
Hoops fans in Australia can catch a Bucks vs Hawks live stream on Fox Sports. Not a subscriber? Aussie streaming service Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) also has the rights to show the game live, and offers users a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab). Good to know, right?
Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Kayo Sports from anywhere in the world, as if you were back home in Oz. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a 30-day, risk-free money-back guarantee.
Aussie fans can also opt for a NBA League Pass (opens in new tab) at AU$39.99 a month. New users get a free 7-day trial.
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