There are two days of the year every NBA fan loves: Christmas Day and Opening Day. Those two days is when the NBA prepares the best schedule. This year, it’s no different, as the games seem set up for maximum ratings. On Opening Day, the schedule looks like starts off with the Cavaliers vs Celtics in an Eastern Conference rematch. It finishes off with a banner raising in Oakland, where the Warriors will host the Houston Rockets.
National TV Games Opening Week
Date | Teams | Time (ET) | Network
Tue., Oct. 17 | Celtics at Cavaliers | 8:00 p.m. | TNT
Tue., Oct. 17 | Rockets at Warriors | 10:30 p.m. | TNT
Wed., Oct. 18 | 76ers at Wizards | 7:00 p.m. | ESPN
Wed., Oct. 18 | Timberwolves at Spurs | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thu., Oct. 19 | Knicks at Thunder | 8:00 p.m. | TNT
Thu., Oct. 19 | Clippers at Lakers | 10:30 p.m. | TNT
Fri., Oct. 20 | Cavaliers at Bucks | 7:00 p.m. | ESPN
Fri., Oct. 20 | Warriors at Pelicans | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
Of course, one of the most important dates for the fans is a Christmas Day. We will have five great games for the 10th consecutive years and for the first time NBA will include a triple-header on ABC.
The show will start with the New York Knicks against the Philadelphia Sixers at noon, and after that we will have the most interesting game in the league, between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. After that game, we can watch a classic duel between Wizards and Celtics.
At 8:00 pm, we will enjoy watching Oklahoma City Thunder against the Houston Rockets and, the Timberwolves and Lakers will close out the action on Christmas Day.
Christmas Day Schedule
Teams | Time (ET) | Network
76ers at Knicks | Noon | ESPN
Cavaliers at Warriors | 3:00 p.m. | ABC
Wizards at Celtics | 5:30 p.m. | ABC
Rockets at Thunder | 8:00 p.m. | ABC
Timberwolves at Lakers | 10:30 p.m. | TNT
The day is filled with fun-packed NBA action. Which game are you most excited for?