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How to Watch the Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Playoff Game Tonight: Game 1 Live Stream Options

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Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks watches during the first half of game six of the Western Conference second round playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Center on May 18, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.

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The Dallas Mavericks face the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. It has been twenty years since the Wolves last advanced to the NBA Conference Finals, while the Mavericks last appeared in 2022.

An intense confrontation that you won’t want to miss. Read on to learn all the ways you can see it. Mavericks vs. Timberwolves Game 1 tonight.


How and when to watch Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1

The first game of the Western Conference Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves will be played on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 8:30 pm ET (5:30 pm PT). The game will be broadcast on TNT and broadcast on Honda TV and the platforms shown below.


How to Watch Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 Without Cable

If your cable subscription does not include TNT or has cut the rope With your cable company, you can still watch today’s game. Below are the platforms where you can watch today’s match live.

Save $25 on Sling TV – the most cost-effective way to stream the Mavericks vs. Timberwolves

One of the most cost-effective ways to stream today’s NBA playoff game is through Sling TV subscription. To watch today’s game, you’ll need a subscription to the Orange tier, which includes TNT and ESPN. To access more NBA games, upgrade to the Orange + Blue tier (recommended), which includes games played on ABC.

The Orange tier normally costs $40 per month, but Sling TV has a deal for new subscribers where you can get your first month for $15. The Orange + Blue tier costs $35 for the first month and $60 per month after that. There’s also an NBA Playoff package where you can save $30 when you prepay for three months of service at any level. You can cancel at any time.

Note: Because Sling TV doesn’t carry CBS, you won’t be able to watch CBS-aired programming like next year’s NFL games on CBS. To watch these games, plus PGA golf, the UEFA Champions League and more live sports, we recommend you also subscribe to Paramount+ with Showtime. Paramount+ with Showtime costs $12 per month after a one-week free trial.

Sling TV Orange + Blue Tier Key Features:

  • Sling TV is our best choice for streaming NBA Playoffs.
  • There are 46 channels to watch in total, including ABC, ESPN and TNT.
  • You get access to NFL games airing on ESPN next season at the lowest price.
  • All subscription levels include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

Watch the Mavericks vs. Free Timberwolves on Max

max., formerly known as HBO Max, is known for streaming premium HBO content such as “Succession” and “House of the Dragon.” Now, NBA fans can enjoy NBA Playoff games airing on TNT on the streamer with the B/R sports plug-in. You will need a Max subscription to access B/R sports content like the NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs. Some blackouts apply.

A subscription to Max starts at $10 per month. The B/R sports plugin is currently free.


Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ Bundle: Watch the Mavericks vs. Timberwolves live free

You can watch today’s game with Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ Bundle. The package includes 95 channels, including ABC, TNT, local network affiliates and ESPN. It also includes the ESPN+ streaming service. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch today’s game, the 2024 NBA playoffs, MLB this season, and network NFL games next season with the Hulu + Live TV/ESPN+ package.

Hulu + Live TV comes included with ESPN+ and Disney+. It is priced at $77 per month after a three-day free trial.


Best place to get NBA Playoff fan gear: Fanatics

Supporting from home is more fun while representing your team with the latest in NBA fan gear. Fanatics is our first stop for the newest NBA fan gear, our go-to place for the latest release of NBA Playoffs and Finals merchandise including jerseys, commemorative jerseys, hats and more. Fanatics has also released newly released NFL Draft jerseys, such as the new Chicago Bears jersey of the number one draft pick, Caleb Williams. Fanatics is currently offering 25% off sitewide (use code SUMMER, exclusions apply).


NBA Playoffs 2024: complete playoff schedule

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The Minnesota Timberwolves’ 32nd star, Karl-Anthony Townes.

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Below is the schedule for the NBA Conference Finals. All times Eastern.

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston vs. (6) Indiana

• Game 1: Pacers vs. Celtics, Tuesday, May 21 (8:00 ET, ESPN)
• Game 2: Pacers vs. Celtics, Thursday, May 23 (8:00 ET, ESPN)
• Game 3: Celtics vs. Pacers, Saturday, May 25 (8:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 4: Celtics vs. Pacers, Monday, May 27 (8:00 ET, ESPN)
• Game 5: Pacers vs. Celtics, Wednesday, May 29 (8:00 ET, ESPN)*
• Game 6: Celtics vs. Pacers, Friday, May 31 (8:00 ET, ESPN)*
• Game 7: Pacers vs. Celtics, Sunday, June 2 (8:00 ET, ESPN)*

* = if necessary

Western Conference

3) Minnesota vs. (5) Dallas

• Game 1: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Wednesday, May 22 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Friday, May 24 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Sunday, May 26 (8:00 ET, TNT)
• Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Tuesday, May 28 (8:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 30 (8:30 ET, TNT)*
• Game 6: Timberwolves vs. Mavericks, Saturday, June 1 (8:30 ET, TNT)*
• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Timberwolves, Monday, June 3 (8:30 ET, TNT)*

* = if necessary


NBA Playoffs 2024: Conference Semifinals

Below are the scores and standings for the second round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

(1) Boston vs. (4) Cleveland

• Game 1: Celts 120, Knights 95
• Game 2: Knights 118, Celts 94
• Game 3: Celts 106, Knights 93
• Game 4: Celts 109, Knights 102
• Game 5: Celts 113, Knights 98

Boston wins the series 4-1

(2) New York vs. (6) Indiana

• Game 1: Knicks 121, Pacers 117
• Game 2: Knicks 130, Pacers 121
• Game 3: Pacers 111, Knicks 106
• Game 4: Pacers 121, Knicks 89
• Game 5: Knicks 121, Pacers 91
• Game 6: Pacers, 116, Knicks 103
• Game 7: Pacers 130, Knicks 109

Indiana wins the series 4-3

Western Conference

(1) Oklahoma City vs. (5) Dallas

• Game 1: Thunder 117, Mavericks 95
• Game 2: Mavericks 119, Trueno 110
• Game 3: Mavericks 105, Thunder 101
• Game 4: Thunder 100, Mavericks 96
• Game 5: Mavericks 104, Trueno 92
• Game 6: Mavericks 117, Trueno 116

Dallas wins the series 4-2

(2) Denver vs. (3) Minnesota

• Game 1: Timber Wolves 106, Nuggets 99
• Game 2: Timber Wolves 106, Nuggets 80
• Game 3: Nuggets 117, Timberwolves 90
• Game 4: Nuggets 115, Timber Wolves 107
• Game 5: Nuggets 112, Timberwolves 97
• Game 6: Timber Wolves 115, Nuggets 70
• Game 7: Timberwolves 98, Nuggets 90

Minnesota wins the series 4-3


First round results

Below are the results from the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Miami Heat

• Game 1: Celts 114, Heat 94
• Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 101
• Game 3: Celts 104, Series 84
• Game 4: Celts 102, Series 88
• Game 5: Celts 118, Series 84

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) Philadelphia 76ers

• Game 1: Knicks 111, 76ers 104
• Game 2: Knicks 104, 76ers 101
• Game 3: 76ers 125, Knicks 114
• Game 4: Knicks 97, 76ers 92
• Game 5: 76ers 112, Knicks 106 (OT)
• Game 6: Knicks 118, 76ers 115

(3) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (6) Indiana Pacers

• Game 1: Dollars 109, Pacers 94
• Game 2: Pacers 125, Bucks 108
• Game 3: Pacers 121, Bucks 118
• Game 4: Pacers 126, Bucks 113
• Game 5: Dollars 115, Pacers 92
• Game 6: Pacers 120, Bucks 98

(4) Cleveland vs. (5) Orlando

• Game 1: Knights 97, Magic 83
• Game 2: Knights 96, Magic 86
• Game 3: Magic 121, Knights 83
• Game 4: Magic 112, Knights 89
• Game 5: Knights 104, Magic 103
• Game 6: Magic 103, Knights 96
• Game 7: Knights 106, Magic 94

Western Conference

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) New Orleans Pelicans

• Game 1: Thunder 94, Pelicans 92
• Game 2: Thunder 124, Pelicans 92
• Game 3: Thunder 106, Pelicans 85
• Game 4: Thunder 97, Pelicans 89

(2) Denver Nuggets vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

• Game 1: Nuggets 114, Lakers 103
• Game 2: Nuggets 101, Lakers 99
• Game 3: Nuggets 112, Lakers 105
• Game 4: Lakers 119, Nuggets 108
• Game 5: Nuggets 108, Lakers 106

(3) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (6) Phoenix Suns

• Game 1: Timberwolves 120, Soles 95
• Game 2: Timberwolves 105, Soles 93
• Game 3: Timberwolves 129, Soles 109
• Game 4: Timberwolves 112, Soles 116

(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Dallas Mavericks

• Game 1: Clippers 109, Mavericks 97
• Game 2: Mavericks 96, Clippers 93
• Game 3: Mavericks 101, Clippers 90
• Game 4: Clippers 116, Mavericks 111
• Game 5: Mavericks 123, Clippers 93
• Game 6: Mavericks 114, Mavericks 101


Conference Finals Schedule

The conference finals will begin on May 21-22, but may be moved to May 19-20 if the previous round series ends early.


NBA Finals Schedule

The 2024 NBA Finals will begin on June 6 and will air on ABC.

  • Sunday June 9: Game 2
  • Wednesday June 12: Game 3
  • Friday June 14: Game 4
  • Monday June 17: Game 5 (if necessary)
  • Thursday June 20: Game 6 (if necessary)
  • Sunday June 23: Game 7 (if necessary)