The wait is finally over and Clippers fans will be able to watch their favorite team play basketball soon as the NBA has released its game schedule for the 2020-21 season. Keep reading as we have all the details on how you can watch the Clippers online and get an NBA live stream from anywhere in the world.
Just like the rest of the teams in the league, the Clippers will play 72 games this season and while the schedule for the first half of the 2020-21 regular season has been released, the schedule for the second half will be released in early 2021.
Everything you need to know to watch the LA Clippers online for every game of the 2020/21 NBA season is below, from TV channel details to live streaming options - and you can take your preferred Clippers’ coverage with you wherever you are by drafting a rock-solid VPN.
Last year the Clippers finished second in the Western Conference with the Lakers finishing in first place. Although the team didn’t clinch the conference, they still managed to finish the season with 49 wins and 23 losses. The Clippers also made it to the 2020 NBA Playoffs where they defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the first round before losing to the Denver Nuggets in the conference semifinals.
The 2020-2021 NBA season is just beginning and what better jumping off point to start keeping track of your favorite team. Lucky for you, you won’t have to miss any of the Clipper’s 72 regular season games with our guide to live stream the LA Clippers from anywhere in the world even during NBA blackouts.
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How to watch a LA Clippers live stream from outside your country
You may not be able to watch the LA Clippers play using your cable TV or streaming service subscription due to coverage blackout rules in the US or international geo-blocking restrictions.
When this is the case, the simplest and most reliable solution is to use a VPN service, which masks your IP address - and therefore your location - when you visit a website. On top of that, it gives you the ability to reroute your device's internet connection through a server in a different country or state, thereby getting you access to coverage that might not otherwise be available - even though you probably pay for it.
Use a VPN to get a Clippers live stream abroad
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How to get a Clippers live stream: watch LA Clippers NBA basketball in the US
Clippers fans in the US that don’t want to miss a single game this season will need either a cable package or a subscription to a streaming service that gives you access to ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ABC, TNT, NBA TV and your Fox Sports and NBC Sports regional sports networks (RSNs).
For this reason, we recommend getting a subscription to a streaming service that gives you access to ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ABC, TNT, NBA TV, Fox Sports and NBC Sports instead of signing up for NBA League Pass. If you’re located outside the US it’s a different story as the International NBA League Pass doesn’t have these same restrictions but more on that later. Of all the streaming services currently available, FuboTV is the best option for most Clippers fans.
The best streaming service for most LA Clippers fans
To watch every Clippers game this season, you’ll need to sign up for the service’s Family Plan which costs $64.99 per month but offers a FREE trial so you can check it out for yourself, no strings attached. FuboTV’s Family Plan gives you access to almost all of the channels you’ll need to watch the NBA live this season as it includes ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, NBA TV, though not TNT.
However, FuboTV doesn’t offer access to the LA Clippers’ local broadcaster Fox Sports Prime Ticket. If you have cable, then you’ll likely have access to this channel but if you’ve already cut the cord, AT&T TV NOW is the only streaming service that offers Fox Sports Prime Ticket.
The cheapest way to live stream Clippers basketball
If you only want to watch the biggest games and are less concerned about RSN coverage, you can watch the NBA online for less with great value OTT streaming service Sling TV.
Its Orange package costs just $30 a month and gets you ESPN and TNT, while a $10 p/m Sports Extra add-on nets you NBA TV. This combo will give you an NBA live stream for many nationally televised games, with ABC the only channel not on offer.
Plus, Sling offers a FREE TRIAL period so you can check it out for yourself - and unlike cable, cancel your subscription at any time. Its RSN offering is limited, however.
How to watch LA Clippers games out of market
The NBA has its own streaming service called NBA League Pass that will allow you to follow either your favorite team or teams all season long. With NBA Team Pass, you get access to every live game for one team with full replays for $119.99 a year.
NBA League Pass gives you the same coverage but instead of having access to just one team’s games, you can watch live games for every team in the NBA for $199.99. Basketball fans who want the complete package though will have to sign up for NBA League Pass Premium which gives you access to all teams and in-arena streams for $249.99 a year. NBA League Pass offers the most content by far but there is a catch, NBA blackouts still apply so you won’t be able to view local games live.
How to watch LA Clippers blackout games
If blackouts have become an issue for whatever reason, remember that having a good VPN on your software roster can help you get around this - just follow the guide above.
How to watch a LA Clippers live stream in Canada
Canadian Clippers fans will need either a cable package or a subscription to a streaming service that gives them access to SportsNet, TSN 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well as NBA TV Canada. While you could add these channels to your current cable package, this can get pricey real quick as many of this season’s games will be shown on premium channels.
If you’d prefer to stream basketball online, you can subscribe to SportsNet Now for $19.99 per month and this will allow you to livestream over 200 NBA games including the NBA Playoffs. If you just want to watch a few basketball games, the service also offers a 7-day pass for $9.99. Alternatively, a TSN subscription will also set you back $19.99 per month.
However, neither of these options will get you the same coverage as NBA League Pass which allows you to stream one team, all the teams in the league or even all teams without commercials depending on which package you choose.
How to watch the LA Clippers: live stream every game in the UK
If you’re in the UK, then Sky Sports is your best bet for watching the Clippers this season as the network is beginning year three of its four-year broadcast deal with the NBA. As a Sky Sports subscriber, you’ll get access to full coverage of the NBA including this year’s Christmas Day games and All-Star week in February.
The Clippers are often among the teams featured on Sky Sports, but for those who don’t want the full commitment of a Sky contract, there are other options.
A Now TV Sky Sports Pass will let you watch the network’s NBA coverage and can be cancelled at any time. In addition to the NBA, there’s also loads of football, cricket, golf, and F1 action, with pricing that starts at £9.99 for a day's use - but we highly recommend the better value Monthly Pass - now down to just £25! It gets you coverage for the beginning of the 2020-21 NBA season as well as the full month of content from other sports as well.
For die-hard Clippers fans that can’t stand the thought of missing a single game, NBA League Pass is also available in the UK. However, unlike in the US, the International NBA League Pass doesn’t have any blackouts or other restrictions so you’ll be able to watch every LA Clippers game this season live as it happens.
Remember, if you subscribe to a UK NBA streaming service but happen to be abroad and want to watch a game, just grab a good VPN and follow our instructions above.
How to watch LA Clippers NBA games in Australia
Clippers fans in Australia have a few options to watch the NBA this season as Foxtel, SBS and Kayo Sports will all broadcast live games.
Foxtel will broadcast live NBA games via ESPN but you will need to add the network’s Sports Package for $25 per month on top of the Foxtel Plus Pack at $49 per month to watch making it a hard option to recommend. While you won’t be able to watch every game on SBS, the network will show basketball games on Saturday and Sunday this season.
If you’ve already cut the cord, then the excellent value streaming service Kayo Sports also has you covered for all things ESPN and can be cancelled at any time - so we'd recommend looking into this option first. It costs either $25 or $35 per month depending on which package you choose but it’s still far cheaper than Foxtel and you can grab a 14-day FREE TRIAL to test it out. Perhaps best of all, a single Kayo Sports subscription can be used simultaneously across multiple devices, meaning you can share one with family or friends and pay less.
Don’t forget that you can also grab a good VPN to ensure you can access your preferred streaming coverage from anywhere in the world, while NBA League pass is available in Australia for those who don’t want to miss a single Clippers game this season.
LA Clippers: 2020/21 season team news
After playing for a handful of NBA teams including the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks during his time in the league, Ty Lue will be the head coach of the LA Clippers during the 2020-21 season. Lue spent last season with the team as its lead assistant coach and this year he plans on utilizing Kawhi Leonard to emulate the likes of Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant.
The Clippers will have to turn things around big time for their season opener against the Lakers as the team lost all three of its preseason games against its home town rival and the Utah Jazz.
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