The 2019-20 NBA (National Basketball Association) season is back with the 74th edition of this beautiful and energetic competition of basketball. In this season, 30 teams have participated, and some of the teams are Los Angeles Leakers, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Houston Rockets. The regular season started on October 22, 2019. Out of these 30 teams, 6 top teams have qualified for the NBA Finals 2020. In this year’s edition, Zion Williamson was the top draft picked by the New Orleans Pelicans.
What is “NBA Finals 2020”?
NBA is considered to be the most popular and prestigious basketball tournament in the world. All 30 participant teams are divided into eastern and western conferences. During the regular season, each of these 30 teams plays a total of 82 games, 41 games at home, and 41 games at away.
This year’s regular-season ended on April 15, 2020. Playoffs started on April 18, 2020, where the top 8 teams of each conference are participating in reaching the NBA Finals 2020. The playoffs follow a tournament format where each team plays an opponent in the best of 7 series, where the best teams will qualify for the NBA Finals 2020. In the eastern conference, notable teams are Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics, and in the western conference, notable teams are Los Angeles Leakers, Houston Rockets, and Denver Nuggets. The Milwaukee Bucks is the first team to have a spot in the playoffs.
The final playoff round or the NBA Finals 2020 will start on June 4, 2020, and will end on June 21, 2020.
The Los Angeles Clippers entered the regular season by winning the shocker offseason. This is happening for the first time in their 35 years of franchise history. The Los Angeles Clippers are in a good position to qualify for the NBA Finals 2020.
Despite the loss of legendary Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are in good form and almost reached the NBA Finals 2020. Many players, coaches, and fans of the Los Angeles Lakers will miss Kobe Bryant as he stayed loyal throughout his career to this franchise. The sudden death of Kobe Bryant shocked the entire basketball fans and NBA community.
The Milwaukee Bucks are the top contenders for this year’s NBA championship. This year, the Milwaukee Bucks have built a strong team that has helped the team to reach this success. They were the first team to reach for the playoffs on February 23, 2020. The notable players of the Milwaukee Bucks are Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kris Middleton, Donte DiVincenzo, and Eric Bledsoe.
Anything can happen in the NBA, and predicting who will win is very difficult as the equation changes in every match. There are still good chances for Boston Celtics, Rockets, and Sixers to qualify for the NBA Finals 2020. Also, the Miami Heat stands a great opportunity in qualifying the next round.
Main Events of NBA Finals 2020
The Pre-season of this year’s NBA started on September 30, 2019, and ended on October 18, 2019. During this period, many pre-season internal basketball matches happened all over the world. Among these international matches, two matches were played by the Indiana Pacers and the Sacramento Kings in Mumbai, India, on October 4 and October 5, 2019. Cricket is the number one sport in India. But in recent days, the popularity of basketball, especially the NBA, has increased exponentially in India. Due to this reason, the NBA is trying to attract a huge audience in India by arranging pre-season international matches in India. This is undoubtedly an incredible move by the NBA. Other international matches were played in Japan, China, and Canada where the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets played two matches in Japan, the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets played two matches in Shanghai, China and the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks played only one match in Canada as their pre-season games.
These pre-season tournaments are attracting more and more audiences and players to watch the NBA around the world. The number of foreign players has increased in the NBA in the last few years because of these pre-season matches. In this year’s edition of the NBA, a total of 108 foreign players have participated. Also, among all the teams of the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks has the highest number of international players in their team, which is seven. Notable foreign NBA rosters are- Goran Dragic from Slovenia, Joel Embid from the Dominican Republic, Giannis Antetokounmpo from Greece, and Marc Gasol from Spain.
Champion’s Dinner is a tradition where the team members of the winning team will have dinner together. This is a very prestigious tradition in the NBA.
Three-point shootouts are an integral part of NBA. This year’s three-point contest was held on February 15, 2020. The Three-Point Shootout held every year on Saturday before the annual All-Star match. This three-point contest or shootout is a part of the All-Star Weekend. This contest was first introduced in 1986, and till now, it’s running.
The general rule of this contest is that the participant will try to score as many three-point goals as possible from five different positions behind the 3 point arc in a minute. Participants start shooting from one corner of the court to another corner. There are five balls in every shooting station. Among these five balls, four orange balls will give participants 1 point, and the fifth ball is known as the money ball, which will give 2 points to participants. Previously one participant could score a maximum of 30 points in one minute. But after the 2014 edition, a participant can now score a maximum of 34 points in a minute. In 2018, Devin Booker scored an all-time 3 point contest record of 20 points in one minute. That was incredible!
In this year’s NBA, the NBA has added a new feature to this contest. Participants will get to shoot from 2 stations positioned 29 feet and 9 inches away from the basket. The range testing shots from 6 feet behind the arc point will be valued as 3 points from now on. Because of this new rule, a participant can now score a maximum of 42 points in a minute.
Mountain Dew has partnered with this year’s 3-point contest. From now on, two long-distance shots will be set up between the second and third rack. The color of these balls will be green, and the participants will get an extra 10 seconds to perform these 2 shots.
The participants of this year’s NBA 3 Point contest are – Trae Young, Devonte Graham, Zach LaVine, Davis Bertans, Duncan Robinson, Buddy Hield, Joe Harris, and Damien Lillard.
Other traditional program includes the Par-3 Contest, Opening Tee-Shot, and Caddies.
How to Apply For 2020 NBA Finals Tickets
NBA Finals are the best of seven series where the winner of the Western Conference and the winner of Eastern Conference play with each other for the ultimate championship crown. It’s tough to predict which teams will move to the NBA finals this season. However, some fans are very loyal to their team and want to buy the tickets of NBA finals in advance. Also, because of this, many tickets are resold, and that’s why you’ll have to very careful while buying a ticket from another person. The price of tickets can go up to a thousand dollars and also can go down to $20.
If you want to become a season ticket holder for your favorite team, then go to NBA.com and click the tickets button on the top toolbar of the website. Select your favorite team from the list and select the season tickets that you want. Each of the teams has a separate ticket purchasing site. You can buy tickets by calling a number or visiting a licensed ticket website. When you want to buy the season ticket, you’ll have to deposit some money in order to get the tickets. Also, if you buy the season tickets, there is a high chance that you’ll get the tickets of NBA finals if your team reaches to the NBA finals. So, if you haven’t bought the season tickets yet, go to the authorized ticket store and buy the season tickets. Also, I hope that your favorite team will qualify for the NBA Finals 2020.
You can also avail of the opportunity of single-game playoff tickets. For this, you’ll have to go to NBA.com and select your favorite team from the menu. Approximately 48 hours or more before the tickets go on sale for NBA Finals 2020; you can register through an online form to receive tickets. Also, keep looking on the website if you think your team is going to make the NBA Finals 2020. You’ll get a short time to avail of this opportunity. If you receive an email from the NBA after registration, go follow the instructions. If there is more registration than the seats, there will be a lottery to select the audience. But before all these, your team will have to qualify for the NBA Finals 2020.
Creating an account on your favorite team’s website is also another option for you. You’ll have to create an account on your team’s ticket selling website prior to the NBA Playoffs 2020. These NBA officials websites allows the season ticket holders to resell their tickets usually at before games. After final tickets are released, you can visit these websites and buy directly from the season ticket holders. This has advantage for both the season ticket holders and you. You’ll get the real tickets of the NBA finals 2020 without the fear of a counterfeit ticket. Also, the season ticket holders can resell their tickets if they don’t manage to attend the NBA Finals 2020 for some reason.
Also, you can buy tickets from eBay if you fail to buy tickets from brokers. You can use trusted payment options like PayPal to pay the price of the tickets. When you pay the price with PayPal, you can dispute the money if you find out that the ticket you bought is a fraud.
These are the few ways to apply for the tickets of NBA Finals 2020. Always try to buy the tickets from authorized stores and websites. This will protect you from fake ticket situations and further harassments.
How to Watch NBA Finals 2020
Live Stream Free
The NBA Finals 2020 will be broadcasted by ABC. You’ll need a subscription to watch the NBA Finals 2020. However, if you don’t have a satellite or cable network subscription, you cannot stream through the ABC Go. You can sign up for free trials on various TV streaming services. If you live in the metropolitan areas and you’re signed up for a free television service, there is a high chance that you’ll get more than one major networks like ABC, CBS, Fox on your streaming service. It’s completely based on the TV rights that those streaming sites obtained. But if you live in rural areas, you may not get this opportunity to watch multiple networks under one free streaming service. So, before starting a free trial, you’ll have to see which networks you are getting.
These are the few live streaming services where you can get your free trials – Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.
Also, you can stream through ACE Stream for free. The ACE stream is free to download application where you can live stream your matches like NBA Finals 2020. But the video quality of the match will depend on other users. So, the quality of the video can be very to barely watchable. To use the ACE stream, you’ll have to download the app, and you’ll need a content ID to watch the NBA Finals 2020. You’ll need a separate content ID for each game of the NBA Finals 2020. You can search for content ID on Reddit.com, where you’ll get unofficial streaming links where you won’t have to use the ACE Streaming app. Also, some users stream through the Discord. You can watch the NBA Finals 2020 with Discord also.
If you live in an area where you don’t have any access to ABC Network, you can try a few unofficial broadcasting websites. However, these sites are not authorized. These sites are- FromHot, Bosscast, Stream2Watch, and Cricfree. You can watch any kind of matches on these free streaming websites, whether it’s NBA Finals 2020 or NFL. However, while streaming on these websites, you may see pop up ads here and there, and also, your pc can get affected by the malware. So, it’s better to install an ad blocker before streaming from any of these websites.
You can stream the NBA Finals 2020 via your Smartphone, Tablet PC, or your Desktop if you have a paid stream option. Also, if you’ve PS4 or Xbox, you can stream on these too. For all these, you’ll need a high-speed internet connection for a buffer-free stream and a paid membership at the right streaming service.
The NBA Finals 2020 will be broadcasted by ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. But you can watch the finals on ABC entirely. ABC offers a live stream facility for your local ABC affiliate, and they have a separate ABC Go streaming website. You can download the ABC Go app on your Smartphone to watch the NBA finals on your Smartphone or Tablet PC. To use the ABC Go app, first, go to ABC.com/watch-live website on a match day. Then select the Live button on the top. If you don’t get connected to the live stream facility, you’ll be asked to give your cable network information. After providing information, you’ll be able to watch the match when the game starts.
You can buy a subscription on various streaming platforms like the Hulu, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, etc. If you want to stream on PS4 or Xbox, you can try the Hulu as it’s available on both the platforms. Again, for android devices, Hulu is the best option to go.
TV Rights (Worldwide)
NBA announced its media deals with NBA and Turner trough NBA 2024-2025 season. NBA will get $24 billion dollars in 9 years partnering their media and TV rights with ESPN and TNT. Under the previous agreements, ESPN and Turner have paid $485 million dollars and $445 Million Dollars, respectively. Under new media rights, ESPN and Turner will have to three times more than their previous agreements. However, you can still watch the NBA Finals 2020 on ABC.
TNT has the media rights of the NBA since 1988, and the ESPN took the coverage from 2002-2003 NBA season. This new deal will definitely put ESPN and TNT ahead of their competition, and also the popularity of these networks will increase in the next few years.
Live Streaming with Reddit
You can watch NBA Finals 2020 with Reddit.com. For this, you’ll have to search in the Rediit.com with right tags, and you can join different live streaming groups on Reddit. Users in those groups will post unauthorized website links where you can stream the NBA Finals 2020. Also, some users may stream with Discord. To stream on Discord, you’ll need an account on Discord, which is completely free. To join a Discord stream, you’ll need a code to enter the live streaming facility. You’ll get this code from the stream on Reddit.com
Game 2020 Tickets
You can get the NBA Final 2020 tickets on NBA.com. Also, you can get the tickets on your team’s website or authorized ticket store. Besides these methods, you can buy the NBA Finals ticket from other persons who are willing to resell their tickets. The price of the tickets can start from $20 up to a thousand dollars.
When/Where will Held?
NBA Finals 2020 will start on June 4, 2020, and will end on June 21, 2020. The NBA Finals 2020 schedule and venues will be released after the end of eastern and western conferences. You can check the schedule on NBA.com after the conferences are over.
Live Stream Using VPN
Geoblocks can prevent you from watching the NBA Finals 2020. To overcome this problem and watch this year’s NBA Finals, you can use different VPN services like- NordVPN, IPVanish, ExpressVPN. When you connect to a VPN, you choose a location of the proxy server. Then you’ll have to go to the streaming sites and watch the live match. Here are the 3 best VPN services –
The ExpressVPN has more than 3,000 servers in 94 countries. You’ll get a full refund without any questions. You’ll get the lightning-fast speed and up to five simultaneous connections. You can use the ExpressVPN on any platform.
IPVanish has near about 1,000 servers across the world. It offers the best price per value, and you’ll have to pay $10 per month for their services.
NordVPN has more than 5,000 servers and 1500 servers in the US. You can watch NBA Finals 2020 easily by using the NordVPN. It also provides fast streaming service, and you can use up to six simultaneous connections.
The NBA Finals Live Online on Social Media
You can watch the NBA Finals 2020 on YouTube Live. Viewers can watch the NBA Finals on YouTube from 2019 as the NBA wants to expand its popularity in India.
You can watch the NBA Finals on Facebook also. For this, you’ll have to go to the Facebook.com and search for NBA Finals 2020.
Like other social platforms, you’ll be able to watch NBA Finals live on Twitter. It’s a great strategy to expand the NBA in India. NBA has recently partnered with Sony to broadcast NBA in India. Indian audiences are now can watch the NBA Finals with live Hindi commentary.
You can get unauthorized live streaming links on different groups on Reddit.com for free.
NBA is getting popular day by around the world. A recent broadcasting partnership with Sony Network in India will boost the viewers of NBA Finals 2020. Last year’s NBA Finals was watched by an average of 15 Million only in the US. This year the average viewers can increase a bit. So, if your favorite team manages to qualify for the finals then get along with your friends and experience the magnificent night with NBA legends.