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OKC Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans FREE NBA Playoffs Live Stream: Time, Channel

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The top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder kick off a hopeful run through the NBA’s Western Conference Playoffs on Sunday night with Game 1 of their first-round series with the New Orleans Pelicans. The game kicks off at 9:30 PM ET with TV coverage on TNT and streaming on-demand.

Watch: Live streams of the Thunder-Pelicans game are available with offers from DirecTV Stream (free trial) and SlingTV (free trial). The match will also be streamed on Max, which is temporarily offering its B/R Sports package at no extra cost.

New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA playoff matchup at a glance

When: Sunday, April 21 at 9:30 PM ET

Where: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

TV channel: TNT

Livestreams: DirecTV Stream (Free Trial) | Sling (low introductory rate) | Maximum ($9.99+ monthly)

The Thunder won a heated race for the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference, claiming that position with a tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets as they both finished with identical 57-25 records. Oklahoma City sprinted to the finish of the regular season with five straight wins and finished the year with a record a whopping 17 games better than in 2022-’23. For the second straight season, star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaged more than 30 points per game, averaging 30.1 points to go with 6.2 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.

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The Pelicans advanced from the NBA’s Play-In Tournament and claimed the No. 8 seed in the West by defeating the Sacramento Kings 105–98 in an elimination game. Leading scorer Zion Williamson missed that game with a hamstring injury and could miss time in this first-round series as well, but Brandon Ingram led a group of six double-digit scorers against the Kings with his 24 points.

The Thunder and Pelicans start at 9:30 PM ET on TNT. Live streams are available via DirecTV Stream (free trial) and SlingTV (free trial). The game is also streaming on Max.