It’s make or break time for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, in need of a victory to avoid missing out on the playoffs for the second year in a row. Standing in their way are the Memphis Grizzlies, riding high after roaring past the Spurs on Wednesday. Read on as we explain how to get a Grizzlies vs Warriors live stream and watch the NBA Play-In game online from anywhere.
A daunting match-up with the top-seeded Jazz awaits tonight’s winning team, but a showdown with Rudy Gobert, Bojan Bogdanović and co is an infinitely more appealing prospect than an extended summer holiday.
These two teams played out a fantastically topsy-turvy game last Sunday, with the Grizzlies eating up a 17-point deficit in the final quarter, before the Dubs responded in turn to take the W and eighth place. The Grizzlies haven’t made the playoffs since 2017, and will be drawing on four years of hurt to get past their storied opponents, who need to pick themselves up after going down to LeBron’s last-minute three-pointer.
The good news for the Dubs is that their star man’s in fantastic shape, and they’ve always got hope when that’s the case. He’ll be double determined to drag his team to the playoffs, after his momentary lapse gave LeBron the opportunity to strike in the 7/8 game.
Read on for how to watch the Grizzlies vs Warriors online and get an NBA Play-In live stream from anywhere.
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How to watch NBA Play-In games from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the Grizzlies vs Warriors game online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you’re abroad at any point during the NBA Play-In tournament, you probably won’t be able to watch the hoops like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they’re based in.
The simplest and most reliable solution is to use a VPN service to change your IP address to a different location. This will generally let you tune in to your local coverage, just as you would from home, and means you don’t have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.
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Grizzlies vs Warriors live stream 2021: how to watch the NBA Play-In game online
ESPN is showing the Grizzlies vs Warriors NBA Play-In game, which tips off at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. If you have ESPN as part of a cable package, you’ll be able to stream the game directly through the ESPN website.
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Cord-cutters are in luck, too, as you can get ESPN without having an expensive cable package.
The cheapest alternative is Sling TV. Its Orange package costs $35 a month and gets you ESPN and TNT and right now you can save big bucks with this Sling TV deal, which lets you get a whole month of Sling Orange for $10. And, come the playoffs, you’ll also be able to watch ABC covered matches, as they’re simulcast on ESPN3 that’s part of this plan.
Sling also offers NBA TV through the $11 p/m Sports Extra add-on.
Another great option for basketball fans is fuboTV, which offers ESPN, but also TNT, NBA TV and ABC – all of which you need to watch the NBA playoffs. Packages start from $64.99 a month, but there’s a FREE fuboTV trial you can try to see if it’s right for you.
New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad by checking out a quality VPN and following the instructions above.
How to watch Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors: live stream NBA Play-In basketball in the UK
Sky has the rights to the NBA in the UK, so you can watch the Grizzlies vs Warriors game on Sky Sports.
It’s a late start though, with tip-off set for 2am BST in the early hours of Saturday morning (or late on Friday night).
Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.
For those without Sky, the best option is a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which includes all 11 channels.
To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you’ll need to download a good VPN as detailed above.
How to watch Grizzlies vs Warriors: live stream NBA Play-In in Canada
In Canada, you can watch the Grizzlies vs Warriors game on TSN, which is the home of all of the NBA Play-In action. The game tips off at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
Its TSN Direct streaming service can be had from just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone – regardless of whether you have the channel as part of a pay TV package in the country or not.
Having said that, existing subscribers should note they can log-in to watch TSN live streams at no extra charge with details of their provider. There’s also an app for convenient on-the-go streaming, an annual plan deal that saves you some serious money, and the very Canadian problem of all stated pricing being before tax.
Canadian abroad? Then you can use a VPN to magically find themselves back in Canada to live stream NBA Play-In coverage just like they would at home.
Warriors vs Grizzlies live stream 2021: how to watch NBA Play-In online in Australia
Basketball fans Down Under can live stream the Warriors vs Grizzlies game online through slick streaming platform Kayo, with tip-off set for 11am AEST on Saturday morning.
Newbies can take advantage of a FREE Kayo trial to see if the service is right for them. For those who decide to keep it, Kayo price plans start from a super affordable AUD$25 a month – really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts.
If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can also watch the big game on ESPN.
Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch an NBA Play-In live stream should find that a good VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.