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Where to stream the NBA online in Germany

Catch every pass, dunk and steal from the NBA live and on your time in Germany with this guide.

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The NBA is back for a new seasonand you have a few options in Germany to catch the high-flying action. All the information on how the 2020/21 season will be commence and how you can watch your favourite team or is below in our breakdown of the available sports streaming options.

How to watch the NBA in Germany

You do have a few choices when it comes to streaming live games and NBA content in Germany. Cable TV network Sport1 US, the competition’s own NBA TV and NBA League Pass, DAZN and website Spox.com all have matches for you to enjoy. Content varies from platform to platform.

Spox.com for example streams one live game for free per week on Sundays. DAZN meanwhile has an extensive range of NBA content.

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Stream the NBA on DAZN

A relative newcomer to the streaming world, DAZN has quickly become virtually a must-have platform for German sports fans. On top of the NBA content, which we will get to shortly, it also has Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, La Liga, UFC, NFL, NHL, MotoGP and much more. DAZN is €11.99 per month or €119.99 for a discounted annual fee. For more information you can see our full DAZN guide here.

When it comes to hoops and the hardwood, NBA fans are spoilt with DAZN. Firstly it has a smorgasbord of live games to keep you happy. For example, there are no less than 15 live games from the first week of the season restart alone. Plus DAZN has a 30-day free trial to get you started

But it’s not just games, the platform also has catch-up highlight shows, preview features on the Eastern and Western Conferences and the Orlando Bubble itself, classic games including Michael Jordan’s last ever game with the Chicago Bulls and a Spotlight Player Focus on superstars of the past and present. Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry, Ray Allen and Muggsy Bogues are just some of the names featured.

There is even some German flavour with DAZN’s ‘Local Heroes’ section, which showcases Dennis Schröder, Moritz Wagner, Maxi Kleber and more.

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Stream the NBA with NBA League Pass

If you are new to NBA League Pass, there’s a free 7-day trial. After that, there are two subscription models, League Pass and League Pass Premium. League Pass costs €45.99 right now and gives you every game of the restart including the playoffs and NBA Finals, the previously played 2019/20 games on-demand, the 2020 NBA Draft and NBA TV access.

For €52.99, Premium gives you all of the above, plus an additional screen or device, classic games and documentaries and more condensed game options. Please note the prices will revert to traditional prices next season, which are to be determined but will be significantly higher than those offered for the restart.

How does the 2020/21 NBA season work?

The end of the 2019/20 season was completed in a bubble at Disney World in Orlando and the Lakers were crowned NBA champions. However, things will be a little more normal for 2020/21 despite still being impacted by coronavirus.

Every team will return to their home market except for the Toronto Raptors who will be playing out of Tampa, Florida as the Canadian government has denied other teams entry.

Given that the last season didn’t finish until 12 October, this year’s campaign will be starting later than usual. Teams will begin preseason games on 12 December. The offical start date of the 2020/21 season is 23 December. The season will consist of 72 games rather than 82 as well.

This decision was made for two reasons. To help the schedule finish in July so that in 2021/22 they can begin at the normal time of late October or early November. Also to try and give players more rest in what will be a condensed year.

One other change this year is NBA All-Star Weekend has been scrapped. Again this is to help out the players with their workload and minimise travel.

An inclusion during the bubble will be continuing on too. The play-in tournament is here to stay. This time teams from each conference seeded 7–10 at the end of the regular season will compete to make the playoffs. First the 7 and 8 seeds will play, where the winner earns the 7 seed. Then 9 plays 10 in an elimination game. The winner of that then plays the loser of 7 vs 8 to earn the final playoff spot.

Play-in games will be at most a mini three-game series between the two teams. The eighth seed will be required to win just one game which ensures they’ll make the playoffs. While for the ninth seeded team they’ll need to win the opening two games to snatch a playoff berth. So it’s essentially a best of two series.

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