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What channel is Cavaliers vs. Magic on today? Time, TV schedule, live stream for Game 1 of 2024 NBA Playoffs series | Sporting News United Kingdom

The Cavaliers and Magic will collide in the first round of the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

Cleveland finished just ahead of Orlando in the Eastern Conference standings, giving the Cavaliers home-court advantage in the series. However, the Cavs have a 12-17 record since the All-Star break, while the Magic went 17-10 down the stretch.

Orlando’s impressive run has been powered by Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner, Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Issac. As usual, Cleveland will lean on the dynamic backcourt duo of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell.

Which team will jump out to a 1-0 lead?

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Game 1 of the first-round series between the Cavaliers and Magic.

What channel is Cavaliers vs. Magic on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Sling

Cavaliers vs. Magic will air nationally on ESPN. Game 1 can also be streamed on Sling.

Sling is the home for sports fans, as it offers a wide a range of channels. You can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.


In the United Kingdom, select playoff games are available to watch on TNT Sports and stream on Discovery+. In India, fans can catch select playoff games on Sports 18 and JioCinema (check local listings). Games can also be streamed via NBA League Pass.

If Cavaliers vs. Magic is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services.

What time is Cavaliers vs. Magic today?

  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET

Cavaliers vs. Magic will tip off around 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 20. The game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

Cavaliers vs. Magic tickets

Tickets for NBA Playoff games are now available on StubHub. You can check out seating charts for games by clicking on the link below.

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Cavaliers vs. Magic odds via BetMGM

Cleveland is a 4.5-point favorite heading into Game 1. For the full market, check out BetMGM, an authorized gaming operator of the NBA.

Game Lines Cavaliers Magic
Spread -4.5 +4.5
Moneyline -200 +165


Cavaliers vs. Magic schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the NBA Playoff series between the Cavaliers and Magic:

(4) Cavaliers vs. (5) Magic

Date Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
April 20 Game 1 1 p.m. ESPN, Sling
April 22 Game 2 7 p.m. NBA TV, Sling
April 25 Game 3 7 p.m. NBA TV, Sling
April 27 Game 4 1 p.m. TNT, Sling
April 30 Game 5* TBD TBD
May 3 Game 6* TBD TBD
May 5 Game 7* TBD TBD

*If necessary