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How to watch 76ers vs. Heat Christmas Day game on TV and via live stream

We go over how you can watch the ESPN game between the 76ers and Heat on Christmas Day.

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Kyle Lowry and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talk during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on December 22, 2023 at Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.
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We’ve got a matchup of Eastern Conference heavyweights on Christmas Day when the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Miami Heat. Tipoff from Kaseya Center in Miami is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be available on ESPN.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.

The 76ers will be without reigning league MVP Joel Embiid as the big man deals with an ankle sprain. That means Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris will be the primary offensive initiators for Philadelphia. The 76ers have lost all three games Embiid hasn’t played in this season, so they’ll be hoping to reverse that trend as they look to build on their two-game winning streak.

The Heat have also won their last two games as they’re finally starting to get healthy. Jimmy Butler is dealing with a calf injury, but both Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro are back for Miami. The Heat have managed to stay afloat despite these health problems and will hope to get a win at home before they head on a five-game road trip.