What channel is Bulls vs. Hawks on today? Time, TV schedule for 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament game

The ninth-seeded Bulls are matched up with the tenth-seeded Hawks, who are shorthanded in a 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament game on Wednesday.

Although Trae Young is back in the lineup after missing over a month, Atlanta will be without forward Jalen Johnson (right ankle sprain) and center Onyeka Okongwu (left toe inflammation). Johnson — in the midst of a breakout season — was injured last Tuesday during the final week of the regular season. 

The reeling Hawks lost six straight games to close out the season and face a stingy Bulls team which posted a winning record after the calendar turned to 2024. 

Clutch Player of the Year candidate DeMar DeRozan and Most Improved Player of the Year candidate Coby White lead Chicago which, like Atlanta, finds itself in the Play-In Tournament for the second straight season.

The winner of this game will go on to face the loser of Heat-76ers on Friday with the 8-seed and a first-round date with the Boston Celtics on the line.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Bulls-Hawks in the 9-10 game on Wednesday.

What channel is Hawks vs. Bulls on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live streaming: Sling

The Hawks and Bulls game will air on ESPN. The game can also be streamed on Sling.

Viewers can also live stream Play-In Tournament games with Sling.

Sling is the home for avid sports fans offering a range of sports channels so you can always cheer for your favorite teams with channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT, NFL Network, FS1 and more.

In Canada, you can catch the game on Sportsnet.

If a game 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 from any device in the world. 

Hawks vs. Bulls start time

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. PT

The Hawks and Bulls will tip off around 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17. The game will be played at the United Center in Chicago.

Bulls vs. Hawks odds

The Bulls open as 3.5-point favorites against the Hawks per BetMGM.

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Bulls -3.5 O 218.5 (-110) -160
Hawks +3.5 U 218.5 (-110) +130

2024 NBA Play-In Tournament schedule

The NBA Play-In Tournament will begin on Tuesday, April 16, and run through Friday, 19. The games will be carried by ESPN and TNT. The playoffs will begin on April 20, with games airing on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT.

Those hoping to live stream Play-In and playoff games can also find the contests on Sling TV.

Here’s the full Play-In Tournament schedule:

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV channel
April 16 Lakers at Pelicans 7:30 p.m. TNT
  Warriors at Kings 10 p.m. TNT
April 17 Heat at 76ers 7 p.m. ESPN
  Hawks at Bulls 9:30 p.m. ESPN


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