The regular season of the 2023-24 NBA will begin in just six weeks, and the NBA League Pass will be your ticket to all of the action throughout the season. The 2023-24 season will be packed with must-watch contests on account of the many returning stars, new-look teams, thrilling rookie classes, and the debut of a fresh new tournament played during the season.
There will be a total of 934 games that are accessible just through NBA League Pass from the opening night on October 24 and the final game of the regular season on April 14. Don’t be concerned; we’ve gone through the schedule and selected 20 matches for you that you should immediately mark on your calendar. Register now in order to get yourself prepared for the forthcoming season.
October 30th, Miami will take on Milwaukee at 8 p.m. ET.
This is the first time that the Heat and Bucks have played each other since Miami pulled off the upset of No. 8 over No. 1 in last year’s playoffs. They clinched the series with a win in Game 5 in Milwaukee, which is also the location of this early season rematch between the two teams. Will Jimmy Butler come into the game against the Bucks still on fire, or will he have eventually cooled off over the course of the summer?
November 1, Sacramento plays Golden State at 10 a.m.
This is a rematch of the great first-round playoff game from last year. The series went the full seven games before the Warriors won thanks to Stephen Curry’s 50-point game. That was the first time the two Northern California teams met in the playoffs. It was a great way to start a rivalry between the two teams, which are only 87 miles apart.
November 8, Boston plays Philadelphia at 7 ET
In the regular season, all four games between the Celtics and Sixers were decided by a single-digit score, with Boston taking the series 3-1. In the Eastern Conference playoffs, three of the seven games were also decided by a single-digit score, with Boston taking the series 4-3. This is also an early test for the new-look Celtics, who moved Marcus Smart and brought in Kristaps Porzingis to play with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
November 19, Boston plays Memphis at 8 ET
When the Celtics play the Grizzlies, Smart will play against his old team for the first time. The three-time Hustle Award winner and former Kia Defensive Player of the Year played for the Celtics for nine seasons before being traded to Memphis in the summer. We have to wait until Feb. 4 to see Smart play at TD Garden again (on ESPN), but he will play against his old team early in the season.
November 22, Dallas plays the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 ET
Last season, the last three games between these two teams were all settled by four points or less and were some of the best games of the year. In a double-overtime classic, Luka Doncic hit clutch 3-pointers to force overtime and finished with a 35-14-13 triple-double as Dallas won. LeBron James and Anthony Davis scored 56 points between them to help the Lakers make a 27-point comeback, and Maxi Kleber hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. What will happen the first time these two teams play each other this season?
Dec. 12, Sacramento plays the LA Clippers at 10:30 a.m.
The Kings and Clippers‘ last two games were both decided by one point, and one of them went into double overtime. In the second-most points ever scored in an NBA game, the Kings won 176-175.
Dec. 13, Brooklyn plays Phoenix at 9 p.m.
This is the first time the Nets and Suns have played each other since Kevin Durant was traded from Brooklyn to Phoenix last season for Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and a number of future Draft picks. Bridges’ offense improved after the move, when he became the main player in Brooklyn. What will he and Johnson do in their first game back in the Valley since the trade?
Dec. 17, Washington plays Phoenix at 8 p.m.
Bradley Beal’s first game will be against the Washington Wizards, who picked him third overall in 2012. He played for the Wizards for the first 11 years of his career, where he became one of the team’s all-time top scorers. Beal’s first game against his old team is on League Pass, but his return game to D.C. won’t be on NBA TV until February.
December 30, Dallas plays Golden State at 8:30 p.m.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from Golden State and Kyrie Irving and Doncic from Dallas will play against each other for the first time. After Irving was moved to Dallas at the deadline, the two teams played each other once. However, Irving was hurt and couldn’t play. Last season, there were three games between these two teams that were settled by six points or less. All four of those guards have shown that they can win or lose a game on their own.