Wednesday, the NBA released the complete schedule of games and times they will be shown on TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV, and ESPN Radio during the 2022-23 regular season.
The 77th NBA regular season will start on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, and will end on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Each NBA team will play 82 matches all throughout the season. From Tuesday, April 11, to Friday, April 14, 2023, there will be the NBA Play-In Tournament. Followed by the NBA 2023 Play offs presented by Google Pixel on Saturday 15 ,2023. Watch out the first NBA game finals of year 2023 by Youtube on June 1, Thursday.
Kia NBA Kick-Off 2022
As part of Kia NBA Tip-Off 2022, the first four days of the 2022-23 NBA season (Oct. 18–21) will have eight games shown on national TV. TNT and ESPN will each show two doubleheaders. There will be 12 different teams in these games, three rematches from the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and rosters with 15 NBA All-Stars and seven winners of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award from last season.
The standard season will start on Tuesday, October 18, with a doubleheader on TNT. It is the 39th year in a row that Turner Sports has covered the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Boston Celtics in the first game, the current Eastern Conference champions (7:30 p.m. ET). In the second game, the Golden State Warriors, who are the current NBA champions, will get their championship rings and then play the Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET).
ESPN will start its 21st straight year of NBA coverage on October 19 with a doubleheader. The Memphis Grizzlies will play the New York Knicks in the first game (7:30 p.m. ET). The Dallas Mavericks will travel to Phoenix to play a rematch of a 2022 Western Conference Semifinals series (10 p.m. ET).
On Thursday, October 20, TNT will show its second opening week doubleheader. The 76ers will play the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the Lakers will play the LA Clippers (10 p.m. ET). On Friday, October 21, the Celtics will go to Miami to play the Heat at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the Denver Nuggets will play the Warriors in San Francisco at 10 p.m. ET. Both games are from the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals and the 2022 Western Conference First Round.
NBA TV will start showing live games for the 2022-23 season on Saturday, October 22. The San Antonio Spurs will play the Philadelphia 76ers at 6 p.m. ET, and the Dallas Mavericks will host the Memphis Grizzlies (8:30 p.m. ET). On Sunday, October 23, the Suns play the Clippers on NBA TV, and the first week of the season will be over on national TV (10 p.m. ET).
For the 15th year in a row, ESPN or ABC will televise five Christmas Day games. The Knicks host the 76ers on ESPN’s 75th NBA Christmas Day game (noon ET).
The Lakers visit the Mavericks (2:30 p.m. ET), the Celtics host the Bucks in a 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals rematch (5 p.m. ET), and the Grizzlies make their Christmas Day debut against the Warriors (8 p.m. ET). The Nuggets host the Suns on ESPN on Christmas Day (10:30 p.m. ET).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On Luther King Jr. Day, TNT will air a doubleheader. The Atlanta Hawks host the Miami Heat in a repeat of the 2022 Eastern Conference First Round (3:30 p.m. ET). The Suns (NBA-best 64-18 last season) face the Grizzlies (56-26 last season) at 6 p.m. ET in Memphis’ 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game.
NBA TV will air two games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with the Celtics visiting the Hornets (1 p.m. ET) and the Lakers hosting the Rockets (10:30 p.m. ET).
The NBA and its teams will encourage fans to vote as Election Day approaches. All 30 groups will play on November 7, the day before Election Day, when the NBA promotes voter involvement, shares voting materials, and celebrates teams’ civic engagement initiatives. No NBA games have been planned for Election Day, November 8.
NBA Rivals Week
NBA Rivals Week is Jan. 23-31 and will include classic and new matchups. NBA Rivals Week will consist of 11 nationally televised games on four networks from January 24 to 28. All nine TNT, ESPN, and ABC games, plus two NBA TV games, will feature rivalries.
NBA Rivals Week will conclude with the Lakers hosting the Celtics on January 28. The two teams hold the record for most NBA titles (17) and have met in the NBA Finals most often (12). (8:30 p.m. ET). Nikola Joki will lead the Nuggets against back-to-back MVP runner-up and 2021-22 NBA scoring leader Joel Embiid and the 76ers (3 p.m. ET) on ABC, followed by a New York-Brooklyn intracity showdown at Barclays Center (5:30 p.m. ET).
2022 NBA Finals Rematches
Saturday, December 10, on ABC, the Warriors and Celtics will meet for the first time since the 2022 NBA Finals (8:30 p.m. ET). It is the first of seven regular-season NBA Saturday Primetime games on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Thursday, January 19, will be the second and final regular-season meeting between the two defending conference champions (7:30 p.m. ET).
Schedule Highlights Additional
All 30 teams will appear on TNT or ESPN in 2022-23. NBA on TNT, ESPN, ABC, and NBA TV will have flexible scheduling to show the most exciting matches.
TNT will carry 18 Tuesday and 13 Thursday doubleheaders during the regular season, except opening week. ESPN has 21 Wednesday and 13 Friday doubleheaders. All TNT and ESPN primetime doubleheaders will be at 7:30/10 p.m.
ABC will air 15 regular-season games on weekends (excluding Christmas Day). NBA TV will air over 100 live regular-season games.
ABC and ESPN/ABC will broadcast the 2023 NBA Finals and Western Conference Finals, respectively. TNT will air the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals and NBA All-Star Game on February 19 in Salt Lake City.
“NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K23” will air 45 regular-season games in primetime throughout Europe, the Mid East, and Africa (EMEA).
NBA matches and programming are available in 214 countries in 50 languages.