The NBA season is quickly approaching and with it, there are some spectacular games scheduled early, middle and late in the season. The season begins on October 16 with a doubleheader. First of all the opening week will get the fans and bettors some great match-ups to follow. This will be the 23rd straight season that TNT has opened with a doubleheader on opening night. For the 35th consecutive season, Turner Sports has covered NBA game. 

Here is a look at Opening Week game in the NBA

(all times are Eastern)

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Philadelphia 76’ers vs Boston Celtics 8 PM TNT

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors at 10:30 PM on TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 17

New Orlean Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 8PM on ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns on ESP at 10:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 18

Chicago Bulls vs 76’ers on TNT at 8 PM

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland TrailBlazers at 10:30 PM on TNT

Friday, Oct. 19

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors on ESPN 8 PM

Golden State Warriors vs Salt Lake City Jazz at 10:30 PM on ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards on NBA-TV 7 PM

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 PM on ESPN

Sunday, Oct. 21

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers at 9 PM on NBA-TV

 

Schedule Makers are Masters

The schedule makers smiled on opening day as the rivalry on the east coast is alive and kicking. The Philadelphia 76’ers and the Boston Celtics have created quite a stir. They will be given the honor of being the first game of the season. Following that game, the Golden State Warriors will open up with their ring ceremony and that will be in front of Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Carmelo Anthony will open his Rockets career on October 17 by facing his old team the New Orleans Pelicans which will be shown on ESPN. The LeBron James era starts on October 18th as they face the Portland TrailBlazers. Some other games to watch will be the return of Kawhi Leonard to San Antonio and Carmelo facing the Clippers.

One of the most highly anticipated days on the NBA schedule is Christmas Day. The fun will begin at Madison Square Garden with the New York Knicks battling the Milwaukee Bucks at noon ET. The second game finds the Houston Rockets, with James Harden and Carmelo Anthony,  entertaining the Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City Thunder at 3 p.m. ET. Another east coast rivalry games at 5:30 will be the Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76’ers. The two evening contest feature a prime-time affair with the LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers visiting the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors at 8 p.m. ET.  To round out the fun day of basketball pits Portland visiting Salt Lake for the 10:30 p.m. ET game.

Another great day in the NBA is Martin Luther King day as three prime games are on the television docket. That begins with the New Orleans Pelicans traveling up the road to face the Memphis Grizzlies at 5:30. Next, we have the Rockets going east to face the young Philadelphia 76’ers at 8 p.m. and the nightcap is, of course, the Warriors going against the Lakers in Los Angeles with a 10:30 p.m. tipoff.

 

On Friday, August 10, the complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio will be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NBA season is quickly approaching and with it, there are some spectacular games scheduled early, middle and late in the season. The season begins on October 16 with a doubleheader. First of all the opening week will get the fans and bettors some great match-ups to follow. This will be the 23rd straight season that TNT has opened with a doubleheader on opening night. For the 35th consecutive season, Turner Sports has covered NBA game. 

Here is a look at Opening Week game in the NBA

(all times are Eastern)

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Philadelphia 76’ers vs Boston Celtics 8 PM TNT

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors at 10:30 PM on TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 17

New Orlean Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 8PM on ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns on ESP at 10:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 18

Chicago Bulls vs 76’ers on TNT at 8 PM

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland TrailBlazers at 10:30 PM on TNT

Friday, Oct. 19

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors on ESPN 8 PM

Golden State Warriors vs Salt Lake City Jazz at 10:30 PM on ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards on NBA-TV 7 PM

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 PM on ESPN

Sunday, Oct. 21

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers at 9 PM on NBA-TV

 

Schedule Makers are Masters

The schedule makers smiled on opening day as the rivalry on the east coast is alive and kicking. The Philadelphia 76’ers and the Boston Celtics have created quite a stir. They will be given the honor of being the first game of the season. Following that game, the Golden State Warriors will open up with their ring ceremony and that will be in front of Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Carmelo Anthony will open his Rockets career on October 17 by facing his old team the New Orleans Pelicans which will be shown on ESPN. The LeBron James era starts on October 18th as they face the Portland TrailBlazers. Some other games to watch will be the return of Kawhi Leonard to San Antonio and Carmelo facing the Clippers.

One of the most highly anticipated days on the NBA schedule is Christmas Day. The fun will begin at Madison Square Garden with the New York Knicks battling the Milwaukee Bucks at noon ET. The second game finds the Houston Rockets, with James Harden and Carmelo Anthony,  entertaining the Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City Thunder at 3 p.m. ET. Another east coast rivalry games at 5:30 will be the Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76’ers. The two evening contest feature a prime-time affair with the LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers visiting the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors at 8 p.m. ET.  To round out the fun day of basketball pits Portland visiting Salt Lake for the 10:30 p.m. ET game.

Another great day in the NBA is Martin Luther King day as three prime games are on the television docket. That begins with the New Orleans Pelicans traveling up the road to face the Memphis Grizzlies at 5:30. Next, we have the Rockets going east to face the young Philadelphia 76’ers at 8 p.m. and the nightcap is, of course, the Warriors going against the Lakers in Los Angeles with a 10:30 p.m. tipoff.

 

On Friday, August 10, the complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio will be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NBA season is quickly approaching and with it, there are some spectacular games scheduled early, middle and late in the season. The season begins on October 16 with a doubleheader. First of all the opening week will get the fans and bettors some great match-ups to follow. This will be the 23rd straight season that TNT has opened with a doubleheader on opening night. For the 35th consecutive season, Turner Sports has covered NBA game. 

Here is a look at Opening Week game in the NBA

(all times are Eastern)

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Philadelphia 76’ers vs Boston Celtics 8 PM TNT

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors at 10:30 PM on TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 17

New Orlean Pelicans vs Houston Rockets 8PM on ESPN

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns on ESP at 10:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 18

Chicago Bulls vs 76’ers on TNT at 8 PM

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland TrailBlazers at 10:30 PM on TNT

Friday, Oct. 19

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors on ESPN 8 PM

Golden State Warriors vs Salt Lake City Jazz at 10:30 PM on ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards on NBA-TV 7 PM

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 PM on ESPN

Sunday, Oct. 21

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers at 9 PM on NBA-TV

 

Schedule Makers are Masters

The schedule makers smiled on opening day as the rivalry on the east coast is alive and kicking. The Philadelphia 76’ers and the Boston Celtics have created quite a stir. They will be given the honor of being the first game of the season. Following that game, the Golden State Warriors will open up with their ring ceremony and that will be in front of Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Carmelo Anthony will open his Rockets career on October 17 by facing his old team the New Orleans Pelicans which will be shown on ESPN. The LeBron James era starts on October 18th as they face the Portland TrailBlazers. Some other games to watch will be the return of Kawhi Leonard to San Antonio and Carmelo facing the Clippers.

One of the most highly anticipated days on the NBA schedule is Christmas Day. The fun will begin at Madison Square Garden with the New York Knicks battling the Milwaukee Bucks at noon ET. The second game finds the Houston Rockets, with James Harden and Carmelo Anthony,  entertaining the Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City Thunder at 3 p.m. ET. Another east coast rivalry games at 5:30 will be the Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76’ers. The two evening contest feature a prime-time affair with the LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers visiting the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors at 8 p.m. ET.  To round out the fun day of basketball pits Portland visiting Salt Lake for the 10:30 p.m. ET game.

Another great day in the NBA is Martin Luther King day as three prime games are on the television docket. That begins with the New Orleans Pelicans traveling up the road to face the Memphis Grizzlies at 5:30. Next, we have the Rockets going east to face the young Philadelphia 76’ers at 8 p.m. and the nightcap is, of course, the Warriors going against the Lakers in Los Angeles with a 10:30 p.m. tipoff.

 

On Friday, August 10, the complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio will be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NBA season is quickly approaching and with it, there are some spectacular games scheduled early, middle and late in the season.

Early NBA Schedule Thoughts

 

The season begins on October 22nd and will conclude the regular season on April 15th. Opening Night features the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers tipping off.

 

Stars Return Home

Chris Paul returns to Houston Oct. 28

Kemba Walker returns to Charlotte Nov. 7

Kristaps Porzingis returns to New York Nov. 14

Mike Conley returns to Memphis Nov. 15

Jimmy Butler returns to Philly Nov. 23

Kyrie Irving returns to Boston Nov. 27

Anthony Davis returns to New Orleans Nov. 27

Al Horford returns to Boston Dec. 12

Paul George returns to OKC Dec. 22

Russell Westbrook returns to OKC Jan. 9

D’Angelo Russell returns to Brooklyn Feb. 5

 

California Dreaming

The center of the National Basketball Association will be in California with a plethora of star players making their way West. The Clippers, Lakers, and Warriors are all teams that can make it to the finals. The Kings bring in the old Lakers coach Luke Walton to add intrigue.  

The NBA schedule makers made the first 20 games of the season relatively easy for the Los Angeles Lakers. They could be 16-4 or so by the time that stretch ends. Also, they have two back-to-back contests in that stretch. There are maybe five teams in that bunch that would be considered playoff teams.

Oct 22, 2019 @Clippers

Oct 25, 2019 vs Utah

Oct 27, 2019 vs Charlotte

Oct 29, 2019 vs Memphis

Nov 1, 2019 @ Dallas

Nov 3, 2019 @  San Antonio

Nov 5, 2019 @  Chicago

Nov 8, 2019 vs Miami

Nov 10, 2019 Toronto

Nov 12, 2019 @ Phoenix

Nov 13, 2019 vs Golden St.

Nov 15, 2019 vs Sacramento

Nov 17, 2019 vs Atlanta

Nov 19, 2019 vs Oklahoma City

Nov 22, 2019 @  Oklahoma City

Nov 23, 2019 @ Memphis

Nov 25, 2019 @  San Antonio

Nov 27, 2019 @ New Orleans

Nov 29, 2019 vs Washington

Dec 1, 2019 vs Dallas

The other team in Los Angeles, the Clippers, got a tough start to the season. The first dosen games could find them under the .500 mark as the rumblings that Paul George won’t be ready at the start of the season.

Oct 22, 2019 vs L.A. Lakers

Oct 24, 2019 @ Golden St.

Oct 26, 2019 @ Phoenix

Oct 28, 2019 vs  Charlotte

Oct 30, 2019 @ Utah

Oct 31, 2019 vs  San Antonio

Nov 3, 2019 vs Utah

Nov 6, 2019     vs Milwaukee

Nov 7, 2019 vs Portland

Nov 11, 2019 vs Toronto

Nov 13, 2019 @ Houston

Nov 14, 2019 @ New Orleans

Opening Week of the Season

Tuesday, Oct. 22: TNT Doubleheader

TNT will have an opening-night doubleheader for the 24th consecutive season, marking Turner Sports’ 36th straight year of NBA coverage.

New Orleans at Toronto (8 p.m. ET) Debut of Zion Williamson 

Los Angeles Lakers at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23: ESPN Doubleheader

Boston at Philadelphia (7:30 p.m.)

Denver at Portland (10 p.m.)

 

Thursday, Oct. 24: TNT Doubleheader

Milwaukee at Houston (8 p.m.)

LA Clippers at Golden State (10:30 p.m.)

 

Friday, Oct. 25: ESPN Doubleheader

Dallas at New Orleans (8 p.m.)

Utah at Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 p.m.)

 

Saturday, Oct. 26: NBA TV Tripleheader

Miami at Milwaukee (5 p.m.)

Boston at New York (7:30 p.m.)

LA Clippers at Phoenix (10 p.m.)

 

Christmas Day Basketball

Every year this is a huge showcase event to the country. Some wonder if the two LA teams playing again will make it lose its luster but the truth is that Paul George may miss the opener and this highlights the contest even more.

 

  1. Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors, noon p.m. ET (ESPN) 
  2. Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers, 2:30 p.m. ET (ABC)   
  3. Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors, 5 p.m. ET (ABC) 
  4. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC) 
  5. New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) 

 

Odds are out for Christmas gamesand according to Westgate Sportsbook we find:

Raptors -2. 76’ers -3.5, Nuggets +8.5, Lakers/Clippers Pick, Rockets/Warriors Pick

 

A TNT tripleheader and an NBA TV matinee will highlight the schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20 during Week 14.

  1. Toronto at Atlanta (2:30 p.m., NBA TV).
  2. New Orleans at Memphis (5 p.m., TNT) 
  3. Los Angeles Lakers at Boston (7:30 p.m., TNT)
  4. Golden State at Portland (10 p.m., TNT)

 

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