What channel is Thunder vs. Pelicans to see today? Time, TV schedule, live stream for Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Playoffs series

The surprise No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, the youthful Oklahoma City Thunder, begin their quest for a deep playoff run against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Game 1 of the first-round series is scheduled for Sunday night at 9:30 PM ET.

The Thunder finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak and jumped to the No. 1 overall spot, above Denver and Minnesota. The home field advantage should make Oklahoma City even more powerful; the Thunder are 33-8 at home this season.

New Orleans emerged from the Play-In as the No. 8 seed, but their two games – a loss to the Lakers and a win over the Kings – took their toll. Late in Tuesday night’s loss to Los Angeles, star forward Zion Williamson suffered a left hamstring strain. The injury dampened a 40-point, 11-rebound performance from Williamson.

The Pelicans, who are 8-5 this season without Williamson, will enter Game 1 without their bona fide star.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Game 1 of Thunder vs. Pelicans.

What channel is Thunder vs. Pelicans to see today?

  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live stream: Sling, NordVPN

Game 1 of Thunder vs. Pelicans airs nationally on TNT. Fans can also stream the game on Sling.

Home to avid sports fans, Sling offers a variety of sports channels so you can always cheer on your favorite teams, with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.


If Thunder vs. Pelicans cannot be watched live at your location, or if you are traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geo-restrictions and access your favorite streaming service from any device, anywhere in the world.

Thunder vs. Pelicans start time

  • Date: Sunday April 21
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET | 6:30 PM PT

Thunder vs. Pelicans will tip off on Sunday, April 21 around 9:30 PM ET. The game will be played at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Thunder, as the No. 1 seed, have home field advantage and will host games 1, 2, 5 and 7. New Orleans will host games 3, 4 and 6.

Thunder vs. Pelicans tickets

Tickets for NBA Playoff games are now available on StubHub. Use the link below to view seating charts and prices for individual games.

Thunder vs. Pelicans odds via BetMGM

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Thunder vs. Pelicans schedule

Here is the full schedule for the NBA Playoff series between the Thunder and Pelicans:

(1) Thunder vs. (8) New Orleans

Date Game Time (ET)/result TV channel
April 21 Game 1 9:30 PM TNT, Slinger
April 24 Game 2 9:30 PM TNT, Slinger
April 27th Game 3 3:30 p.m TNT, Slinger
April 29 Game 4 To be determined To be determined
May 1 Game 5 To be determined To be determined
3rd of May Game 6 To be determined To be determined
5th of May Game 7 To be determined To be determined