Heat vs. 76ers live stream: How to watch the NBA game for free


The Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers have barely woken up, had their hot cocoa, and opened their presents, but it’s time for them to hit the court. There’s a full day of basketball on Christmas this year. The game is in just an hour, at 8:00 p.m. ET. It will stream on ESPN, which means you have a lot of options for watching the Heat vs. 76ers live stream online. Below you’ll find our favorite option, some alternatives that might better fit your streaming needs, and even some ways to watch the Heat vs. 76ers live stream for free.

The best way to watch Heat vs. 76ers


We recommend Sling TV as the best way to watch all NBA games. That’s because Sling lets you pick and choose which channels you’re subscribed to with a lot more flexibility than other online cable replacements. For instance, you can choose between two base plans, Orange and Blue, that focus on different types of content. In order to watch ESPN you’ll need Sling Orange, which includes all the ESPN channels. It’s normally $40 per month, but your first month will be just $20. There is no Sling TV free trial, so if you want to watch this game completely free, keep reading.

Is there a free Heat vs. 76ers live stream?

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You can watch the Heat vs. 76ers game completely free if you take advantage of the Fubo free trial. Right now you can get Fubo for free for one week, which is enough time to watch several NBA games on ESPN. The reason we don’t jump straight to recommending Fubo as the go-to streamer for NBA games is because it doesn’t offer much customization. The base plan is currently on sale from $75 per month to $55, and it includes 183 channels. You can upgrade from there by buying additional channel packages, all the way up to 260 channels.

Other ways to watch the Heat vs. 76ers live stream

Another option for watching the Heat vs. 76ers game is YouTube TV. There is a YouTube TV free trial too, so you can get it for 10 days without paying a dime. After the trial, the base plan costs $51 per month for three months, then it’s up to the full price of $72 per month. You get 119 channels including ESPN. Another option is Hulu with Live TV. Those plans start at

and include access to Disney+ and ESPN+, which is a nice bonus.

How to watch the Heat vs. 76ers live stream from anywhere

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Sports streaming rights are complicated. Often, local networks own the rights to certain games, so you can only watch them on the local channel in your area. At the same time, these local networks sell rights to national networks, but then blackout local areas from accessing the nation-wide stream. It’s all very confusing, but thankfully the best VPN technology lets you skip all that. Just grab one of the best VPNs for streaming and pick where in the world you want to pretend to be. You computer won’t know the difference. We recommend NordVPN, which is currently on sale for $3 per month as part of holiday VPN deals.

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