It’s only August, but Turner Sports and TNT are already getting sports fans hyped up for the upcoming NBA season with a big broadcast schedule announcement.
TNT will kick off the 2018-’19 NBA season on Tuesday, October 16 with a double header schedule. The 76ers and Celtics open the schedule at 8 p.m. ET with the NBA Champion Warriors taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder following at 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s matchup between the Warriors and Thunder will be preceded by a ring ceremony in which the Warriors’ players will receive their championship ring. TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader pre-game show opens the night’s NBA coverage at 7 p.m.
On October 18, LeBron James will make his debut with the Lakers as Los Angeles takes on the Portland Trailblazers in the second game of that night’s double header. Coverage is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. ET. The 76ers and Bulls open the schedule at 8 p.m. ET with Inside The NBA presented by Kia opening and closing the night.
Turner Sports’ season-opening NBA broadcast schedule switches over to NBA TV Saturday October 20 with coverage of the Raptors and Wizards at 7 p.m. The Rockets and Clippers close out Turner Sports’ opening week coverage Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
Turner Sports’ full 2018-’19 NBA broadcast schedule is expected to be announced this Friday, Aug. 10. All games will be streamed online at http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app as well as participating TV providers’ websites and apps. More information on Turner Sports’ NBA coverage is available online now at http://www.turner.com/pressroom/united-states/turner-sports.
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