NBA TV Announces NBA 2021 Pre-Season Broadcast Schedule

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NBA TV will launch its coverage of the NBA’s upcoming pre-season calendar this weekend.

The league announced Wednesday through a news release, it will broadcast its first NBA pre-season game at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers will hit the court in the scheduled game.

According to the provided information, the game is one of 15 total pre-season games that NBA TV is scheduled to cover this year. The network’s pre-season schedule features appearances by the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Clippers.

The network’s full 15-game pre-season broadcast schedule is noted below.

 Date Time Matchup  
 Sunday, Oct. 3 3:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers   
 Monday, Oct. 4 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat    
  10 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers   
 Wednesday, Oct. 6 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks    
  10 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns   
 Thursday, Oct. 7 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers    
 Friday, Oct. 8 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets   
  10 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors   
 Saturday Oct. 9  8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies   
 Monday, Oct. 11 10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Clippers   
 Tuesday, Oct. 12 7 p.m. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards   
 Wednesday, Oct. 13 10 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns   
 Thursday, Oct. 14 7:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets   
  10 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings   
 Friday, Oct. 15 10 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors  

In related news, NBA TV will preview all 30 NBA teams this season starting at 8 p.m. ET Friday on back-to-back episodes of NBA GameTime. Additionally, NBA TV is scheduled to air a special tribute to USA Basketball Women’s Team at noon Sunday in A Team for the Ages: The Story of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team presented by Nike. The hour-long documentary follows the team’s road to a record seventh gold medal in this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

In other news, NBA TV is scheduled to air approximately 107 games in the NBA’s 2021-22 regular season. This season is marks the league’s 75th anniversary.

The network is scheduled to launch its regular season coverage of the league’s 2021-22 season at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, with a double header slate. The Indiana Pacers will host the Miami Heat in the evening’s first game. The Portland Trail Blazers will host the Phoenix Suns in the evening’s second game.

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ESPN Announces Upcoming Coverage Schedule Changes

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN has announced that it has made some slight changes to its NBA coverage for games in January and February.  The scheduling changes add games for the Pacers, Blazers, and Suns on the ESPN family of networks.  The first set of changes affect ESPN’s NBA coverage on Wednesday, January 22nd.  ESPN has added a matchup of the Indiana Pacers, who currently sit atop the Eastern Conference, and the Phoenix Suns.  That matchup is scheduled for a 10:30pm ET tip-off.  This addition means that the originally scheduled game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs has been pushed to an 8pm ET start time.  It also results in the previously scheduled game between the Bulls and Cavaliers has been knocked off the night’s schedule.

The second change to ESPN’s NBA coverage schedule is the addition of a matchup between the Trailblazers and Pacers.  That newly added matchup is scheduled for Friday, February 7th.  It is scheduled for a 7pm ET tip-off.  It takes the place of the network’s originally scheduled broadcast of the Cavaliers at Wizards.

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