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NBA TV to Televise 107 Games During 2018-19 Regular Season with Double-Digit Appearances by Defending Champion Warriors, Rockets, Celtics, 76ers, Lakers & Thunder

Editor’s note: click here for the NBA on TNT regular season schedule

Network’s Live Game Schedule Tips Off with Five Games in Four Nights, Beginning with
Raptors & New Acquisition Kawhi Leonard vs. Wizards & John Wall, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. ET

Regular Season Coverage to Culminate with 22 Games in 20 Days, March 19-April 7

NBA TV will televise 107 live games during the 2018-19 regular season with the league’s biggest stars and top teams in action, highlighted by double-digit appearances by multiple teams, including the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors with Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, the Houston Rockets with reigning Kia NBA MVP James Harden and Chris Paul, and the star-laden Boston Celtics with Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum, Philadelphia 76ers with Joel Embiid and Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons, Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder with Russell Westbrook and Paul George, and Toronto Raptors with Kawhi Leonard.

The network will tip off its regular season coverage with five games in four nights, beginning Saturday, Oct. 20 when the new-look Raptors and Leonard meet the Washington Wizards and John Wall at 7 p.m. ET.  On Sunday, Oct. 21, Paul will visit his former team – Rockets vs. LA Clippers – at 9 p.m.

NBA TV’s first doubleheader of the season – Monday, Oct. 22 – will feature the Celtics and Irving hosting the Orlando Magic and Aaron Gordon at 7:30 p.m., followed by the first national telecast of the new-look San Antonio Spurs and DeMar DeRozan when they visit the Lakers and James at 10:30 p.m.  The 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons telecast will air the next night, Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

In addition to Opening Week’s five games in four nights, NBA TV will have a flurry of games over a concentrated number of days several times throughout the season, including six games over six days (Nov. 19-24), seven games in four days (Dec. 8-11), seven games over seven days around the holidays (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) and 22 games in 20 days to close out the regular season (Mar. 19-Apr. 7).

NBA TV will feature a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day doubleheader on Monday, Jan. 21, starting with the Thunder and Westbrook visiting the New York Knicks and rookie Kevin Knox at 12:30 p.m., followed by a matchup of top 10 draft picks – the Atlanta Hawks and No. 5 overall selection Trae Young hosting the Magic and No. 6 pick Mohamed Bamba at 3 p.m.

Two games played outside the United States will also air on the network, the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 featuring the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell vs. the Magic and Gordon on Saturday, December 15, at 5 p.m. and the NBA London Game 2019Knicks and Knox vs. Wizards and Bradley Beal – on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m.

Overall, NBA TV will feature 30 doubleheaders and one tripleheader this season with additional game highlights including:

  • Friday, Oct. 26 – The defending NBA Champion Warriors will visit the Knicks at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Sacramento Kings – with No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III – hosting the Wizards and Wall at 10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30 – The 76ers with Simmons and Embiid will visit the Raptors with Leonard and Kyle Lowry in a matchup of two of last season’s best Eastern Conference teams at 7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 5 – A Western Conference doubleheader featuring some of the league’s recent MVP winners and finalists, including the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis vs. the Thunder and Westbrook at 8 p.m. The Memphis Grizzlies and No. 4 overall pick Jaren Jackson, Jr. will visit the Warriors and Durant at 10:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 – A pair of rookie point guards will be on display – the Cleveland Cavaliers and No. 8 overall pick Collin Sexton vs. the Charlotte Hornets and Kemba Walker at 7 p.m. followed by the Hawks and Young visiting the defending Champion Warriors and Klay Thompson at 10:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 17Gordon Hayward will face his former team when the Jazz and Mitchell visit the Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 19 – The top two picks in the NBA Draft will be showcased in a doubleheader, beginning with No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns visiting the 76ers and Embiid at 7 p.m., followed by Bagley III and the Kings hosting the Thunder and George at 10 p.m.

  • Monday, Dec. 10 – A doubleheader capped by the Lakers and LeBron James facing the Miami Heat at 10:30 p.m.  The night’s first game will feature the Pelicans and Davis visiting Boston to take on the Celtics and Tatum at 7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 1 – A New Year’s Day showcase between the Jazz with Mitchell and Raptors with Leonard at 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5 – Two of the Eastern Conference’s most dynamic players will meet when the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo host the Raptors and Leonard at 8:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Jan. 13 – The Lakers and James host his former team – the Cavaliers and Kevin Love – at 9:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25 – In the second game of a doubleheader, DeAndre Jordan will take on his former team when the Dallas Mavericks visit the LA Clippers at 10:30 p.m.  Elite big men will be featured in the night’s first game – 76ers and Embiid vs. Pelicans and Davis – at 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, Mar. 28 – Two of last season’s highest-scoring teams will meet – Denver Nuggets and Isaiah Thomas vs. Rockets and Harden – at 8 p.m.

  • Sunday, Apr. 7 – NBA TV’s regular season game coverage will end with a tripleheader – Heat vs. Raptors at Noon, followed by Suns vs. Rockets at 6 p.m. and Clippers vs. Warriors at 8:30 p.m.

2018-19 NBA TV Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)



Date


Day


Time (ET)


Game


Oct. 20


Saturday


7 p.m.


Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards


Oct. 21


Sunday


9 p.m.


Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers


Oct. 22


Monday


7:30 p.m.


Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics


Oct. 22


Monday


10:30 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Oct. 23


Tuesday


7 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons


Oct. 26


Friday


7:30 p.m.


Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks


Oct. 26


Friday


10 p.m.


Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings


Oct. 29


Monday


8 p.m.


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves


Oct. 30


Tuesday


7:30 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors


Nov. 3


Saturday


7 p.m.


Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers


Nov. 5


Monday


8 p.m.


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


Nov. 5


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors


Nov. 6


Tuesday


8:30 p.m.


Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks


Nov. 9


Friday


7 p.m.


Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers


Nov. 10


Saturday


8:30 p.m.


Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs


Nov. 12


Monday


7:30 p.m.


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors


Nov. 12


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers


Nov. 13


Tuesday


7 p.m.


Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers


Nov. 13


Tuesday


10:30 p.m.


Atlanta Hawks vs. Golden State Warriors


Nov. 17


Saturday


7:30 p.m.


Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics


Nov. 18


Sunday


8:30 p.m.


Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs


Nov. 19


Monday


7 p.m.


Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers


Nov. 19


Monday


10 p.m.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings


Nov. 20


Tuesday


7:30 p.m.


Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks


Nov. 23


Friday


7 p.m.


Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons


Nov. 23


Friday


10:30 p.m.


Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Nov. 24


Saturday


8:30 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks


Nov. 26


Monday


7 p.m.


Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards


Nov. 27


Tuesday


9 p.m.


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets


Nov. 28


Wednesday


7 p.m.


New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers


Nov. 28


Wednesday


10 p.m.


Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers


Dec. 1


Saturday


8 p.m.


Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves


Dec. 3


Monday


7 p.m.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons


Dec. 4


Tuesday


9 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz


Dec. 8


Saturday


7:30 p.m.


Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers


Dec. 9


Sunday


6 p.m.


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors


Dec. 10


Monday


7:30 p.m.


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics


Dec. 10


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Dec. 11


Tuesday


8 p.m.


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets


Dec. 11


Tuesday


10:30 p.m.


Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers


Dec. 15


Saturday


5 p.m.


Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic


Dec. 17


Monday


8 p.m.


Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets


Dec. 17


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors


Dec. 18


Tuesday


7:30 p.m.


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets


Dec. 19


Wednesday


7:30 p.m.


Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics


Dec. 19


Wednesday


10 p.m.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings


Dec. 22


Saturday


7:30 p.m.


Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers


Dec. 26


Wednesday


7:30 p.m.


Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat


Dec. 28


Friday


8 p.m.


Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans


Dec. 28


Friday


10:30 p.m.


LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Dec. 29


Saturday


7 p.m.


Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans


Dec. 29


Saturday


10 p.m.


Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers


Dec. 31


Monday


7 p.m.


Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs


Jan. 1


Tuesday


7:30 p.m.


Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors


Jan. 5


Saturday


8:30 p.m.


Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks


Jan. 6


Sunday


6 p.m.


Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors


Jan. 8


Tuesday


8 p.m.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


Jan. 8


Tuesday


10:30 p.m.


New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors


Jan. 12


Saturday


8:30 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


Jan. 13


Sunday


9:30 p.m.


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Jan. 14


Monday


8:30 p.m.


Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs


Jan. 15


Tuesday


7 p.m.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers


Jan. 15


Tuesday


10:30 p.m.


Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Jan. 17


Thursday


3 p.m.


New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards


Jan. 21


Monday


12:30 p.m.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New York Knicks


Jan. 21


Monday


3 p.m.


Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks


Jan. 22


Tuesday


8 p.m.


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


Jan. 28


Monday


7 p.m.


Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers


Jan. 28


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Atlanta Hawks vs. LA Clippers


Feb. 4


Monday


7:30 p.m.


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets


Feb. 4


Monday


10 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings


Feb. 10


Sunday


8:30 p.m.


Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors


Feb. 11


Monday


7 p.m.


Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons


Feb. 24


Sunday


7:30 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks


Feb. 25


Monday


8 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans


Feb. 25


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers


Mar. 3


Sunday


7 p.m.


Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder


Mar. 4


Monday


7:30 p.m.


Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets


Mar. 4


Monday


10:30 p.m.


LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers


Mar. 10


Sunday


6 p.m.


New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks


Mar. 10


Sunday


9 p.m.


Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors


Mar. 11


Monday


7 p.m.


Toronto Raptors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers


Mar. 11


Monday


10:30 p.m.


Boston Celtics vs. LA Clippers


Mar. 15


Friday


7 p.m.


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons


Mar. 15


Friday


10:30 p.m.


Chicago Bulls vs. LA Clippers


Mar. 19


Tuesday


8 p.m.


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks


Mar. 19


Tuesday


10:30 p.m.


Indiana Pacers vs. LA Clippers


Mar. 21


Thursday


7 p.m.


Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards


Mar. 22


Friday


8 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Houston Rockets


Mar. 23


Saturday


7:30 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks


Mar. 23


Saturday


10 p.m.


Detroit Pistons vs. Portland Trail Blazers


Mar. 24


Sunday


7:30 p.m.


San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics


Mar. 25


Monday


7 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic


Mar. 25


Monday


10 p.m.


Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers


Mar. 28


Thursday


8 p.m.


Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets


Mar. 29


Friday


7 p.m.


Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics


Mar. 30


Saturday


8 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves


Mar. 31


Sunday


8 p.m.


Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets


Apr. 1


Monday


7:30 p.m.


Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics


Apr. 1


Monday


10 p.m.


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns


Apr. 3


Wednesday


7:30 p.m.


Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat


Apr. 3


Wednesday


10:30 p.m.


Houston Rockets vs. LA Clippers


Apr. 6


Saturday


5 p.m.


Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks


Apr. 6


Saturday


8 p.m.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls


Apr. 7


Sunday


12 p.m.


Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors


Apr. 7


Sunday


6 p.m.


Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets


Apr. 7


Sunday


8:30 p.m.


LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

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