Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs between Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks is tonight at 10pm ET. With the series tied at 2-2, the Mavs will be keen to build on their 111-101 win last time out. Fans in the US can watch an NBA Playoffs live stream with a Sling 50 percent discount (opens in new tab). Make sure you know how to watch a Suns vs Mavericks live stream wherever you are.
After a dismal run of six first round NBA Playoff losses in a row, Dallas Mavericks made it to the second round and a meeting with defending Western Conference champions – and No.1 seeds – Phoenix Suns.
Both sides are stacked and injury-free. Devin Booker led the Suns to a 121-114 victory in Game 1. Suns pulled 2-0 up in Game 2, overcoming the Mavs 129-109, but Dallas pulled one back in Game 3. Doncic scored 26 points to help Dallas beat the Suns 111-101 in Game 4, but the evening was marred by a fan incident involving Chris Paul's family.
With the series now tied at 2-2, Game 5 is sure to be a thriller. Can Phoenix stay afloat at the Footprint Center tonight?
Suns vs Mavericks, Game 5, airs Tuesday 10th May on TNT. No cable? No problem. US fans can watch a Suns vs Mavericks live stream on Sling TV – full details below.
Watch a cheap Suns vs Mavericks live stream
NBA playoff games are split between ESPN, TNT, ABC/ESPN 3, ESPNews and NBA TV. Suns vs Mavericks Game 5 is on TNT.
Don't have a monster cable package? Sling TV is the most affordable way to stream all four channels and catch every Playoff game
Subscription to Sling TV Orange (ESPN, ESPN 3, TNT, NBA TV and more) costs $35 a month and new users get 50% off their first month ($17.50, rather than $35). Add the Sports Extra package for $10 a month and you'll get ESPNews too. Sweet!
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Catch the NBA Playoffs and much more with 50% off your first month of Sling TV Orange. It's $35 a month thereafter should you choose to continue. No contract. Cancel at any time.
Outside the States? Remember you'll need to use a VPN to watch the NBA on Sling (opens in new tab) when travelling overseas.
Watch Suns vs Mavericks live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 NBA Playoffs rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your 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) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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How to use a VPN for Suns vs Mavericks
Using a VPN for Sling is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the basketball you may wish to choose 'USA' for Sling TV.
3. Then head over to Sling TV (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the 2022 Suns vs Mavericks live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch Suns vs Mavericks live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has you covered for all of this year's NBA Playoffs games, including Suns vs Mavericks Game 5.
Another option is the NBA League Pass. Subscription costs £14.99 a month but new users get a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Remember: you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access NBA League Pass when travelling outside the UK.
Watch Suns vs Mavericks live stream in Australia
Hoops fans in Oz can catch the NBA Playoffs – including Suns vs Mavericks – on Foxtel. Another, cheaper, option is to stream Foxtel via Kayo (opens in new tab), Australia's top sports streaming service.
Kayo offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, membership costs from $25 a month.
Kayo is only available within Australia but you can access your Kayo account from overseas using a VPN (opens in new tab). Details just above.
Watch Suns vs Mavericks live stream in Canada
Basketball fans in Canada can watch the 2022 NBA Playoffs games on a mixture of TSN and Sportsnet.
Streaming access to Sportsnet costs from $14.99 a month; streaming access to TSN will set you back $19.99 a month, $7.99 a day or $99.95 for six months (prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and before tax).
Again, you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch when travelling outside of Canada.
Suns vs Mavericks series dates, TV schedule & time
Game 1 – 10pm ET, 2nd May 2022 (TNT)
Game 2 – 10pm ET, 4th May 2022 (ESPN)
Game 3 – 9.30 ET, 6th May 2022 (TNT)
Game 4 – 3.30pm ET, 8th May 2022 (ESPN)
Game 5 – 10pm ET, 10th May 2022 (TNT)
Game 6 – Time TBC, 12th May 2022 (ESPN)
Game 7 – Time TBC, 15th May 2022 (TV TBC)