NBA National Cable TV Schedule – February 14-20

For many casual fans, the NBA season, though it actually began in late October, really begins to gain steam and interest on Christmas Day, when NBA games are showcased on broadcast and cable TV all day. With the NFL season having ended, many more fans will be tuning in to the NBA, so at the TV, Internet and Phone Blog we’re going to provide the national cable TV schedule for each week. Here’s the schedule for the upcoming week, beginning today, Tuesday, February 8. All times EST. Note: this weekend is the All-Star Game.

  • Tuesday, February 14
    • Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves, 8pm on NBATV
    • Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30pm on NBATV
  • Wednesday, February 15
    • Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7pm on ESPN
    • New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder, 9:30pm on ESPN
  • Thursday, February 16
    • Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls, 8pm on TNT
  • Friday, February 17
    • Rookie-Sophomore Young Stars Game, 9pm on TNT
  • Saturday, February 18
    • Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest, 8pm on TNT
  • Sunday, February 19
    • All-Star Game, 8pm on TNT

DIRECTV channel listings: NBATV 216, ESPN 206, TNT 245.

NBA All-Star Weekend to Air on Cable TV

The NBA’s All-Star Weekend celebration will be airing all over cable TV this weekend, with events on NBATV and TNT tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The action begins on Friday with the All-Star Celebrity game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, featuring the game’s hottest rookies and sophomores. Saturday holds the Slam Dunk Contest and the Skills Challenge, and Sunday brings the main event, the All-Star Game itself.

Here is the full schedule via SBNation:

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

All Times Eastern (ET)

10:30 a.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
12:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
5 p.m. | The Beat | NBA TV
6 p.m. | The Jump | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
9 p.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
11 p.m. | Inside The NBA | TNT
11:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime | NBA TV

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

All Times Eastern (ET)

Noon | East/West Practice & Player Interviews | NBA TV
3 p.m. | 2013 D-League All Star Game | NBA TV
D-League Dunk Contest at halftime
7 p.m. | Comissioner Stern news conference | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Open Court, All-Star | TNT
8 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
8:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm | TNT
2013 Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
2013 Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event)
11 p.m. | TNT NBA Special | TNT
12 a.m. | NBA TV All-Star Weekend presented by Kia | NBA TV

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

All times Eastern (ET)

1 p.m. | Legends Brunch | NBA TV
5 p.m. | NBA GameTime All-Star | NBA TV
6 p.m. | Sprint Pregame Concert | NBA TV
7 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
8 p.m. | NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia | TNT
11 p.m. | Inside the NBA | NBA TV

On DIRECTV, NBATV airs on channel 216, TNT on channel 245 and ESPN on channel 206.