NBA Finals to Air Live On ESPN Across Africa

Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics go head to head in best-of-seven format Final showdown

he 2022 National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals get underway this weekend, with Golden State Warriors taking on Boston Celtics in a best-of-seven showdown. All games in this Finals series will be broadcast live on ESPN2 (DStv 219, Starsat 249) followed by repeat broadcasts the following day.

After three rounds of upsets, thrillers, blowouts and everything in between, this year’s NBA Finals will pit some familiar faces against a team with less experience but just as much energy on the league’s biggest stage. The Golden State Warriors, led by three-time champions Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, are making their sixth finals appearance in the past eight seasons. The Boston Celtics will be playing their first Finals since 2010. Both teams are regarded as top defences.

The action tips off with the first live broadcast on ESPN2 on Friday 3 June at 3:00 AM, with the next one on Monday 6 June at 02:00 AM, after which games will air daily at 03:00 AM. Repeats will broadcast the following day after each game at 08:00, 14:15 and 17:15 (CAT).

Which side will emerge victorious? Will Jayson Tatum continue knocking off future Hall of Famers in the playoffs? Will Curry finally grab the elusive NBA Finals MVP award? There is only one way to find out. Tune in to ESPN2 for every moment from the world’s top basketball league from this weekend.

For updates from the world of American sports, fans can connect to @ESPNAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit

How to tune in:
ESPN: DStv 218, Starsat 248
ESPN2: DStv 219, Starsat 249

Note – All fixture dates and times are subject to change. See local listings for broadcast details.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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