By Jim Karpen
The NBA Playoffs will begin April 15, and if you're a basketball fan you're likely eager to know what your options are for watching NBA playoffs online without cable on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. This year, four networks are carrying the games: ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. The ideal option for watching NBA Playoffs live stream online will have to include all those channels. It's not yet known in complete detail which specific games the networks will be carrying, but expect TNT, ESPN, and ABC to be carrying most of the games during Rounds 1 & 2. A preliminary schedule is here. NBA TV will just carry a small number of games in the first round. TNT and ABC will televise the Western Conference Finals. And ESPN will televise the Eastern Conference Finals. ABC will broadcast the NBA Finals. Here's how to watch the NBA Playoffs and Finals streaming online without cable.