NBA National TV Schedule 11/13 – 11/19, 2018

One of the season’s biggest dramas has been either resolved or amplified with Jimmy Butler moving to the Philadelphia 76ers from the Minnesota Timberwolves this past weekend. Either he’ll fit in perfectly in Pennsylvania with the Sixers’ young core, or he’ll have the same issues with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid—and especially Markelle Fultz—that he had with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota. The new Sixers lineup gets their first national showcase this upcoming Monday on NBATV, one of this week’s slate of nationally televised games.

The full schedule is below:

Tuesday, November 13
7:00p Hornets-Cavs NBA TV
10:30p Hawks-Warriors NBA TV
Wednesday, November 14
8:00p Pelicans-T’Wolves ESPN
10:30p Blazers-Lakers ESPN
Thursday, November 15
8:00p Warriors-Rockets TNT
10:30p Spurs-Clippers TNT
Friday, November 16
7:00p Raptors-Celtics ESPN
9:30p Bulls-Bucks ESPN
Saturday, November 17
7:30p Jazz-Celtics NBA TV
Sunday, November 18
7:00p Warriors-Spurs NBA TV
Monday, November 19
7:00p Suns-Sixers NBA TV
10:00p Thunder-Kings NBA TV

Other games to look out for include the rematch between Gordon Hayward’s new team, the Celtics, and his old team, the Jazz. The Jazz took the matchup in Utah, and booed Hayward plenty. Can the Celtics rebound, or will the Jazz sweep the season series?

Also, the Western Conference finals matchup between the Warriors and Rockets on Thursday on TNT gives the Rockets a chance to stop their downward momentum and get back to being the team they were last year—one that took the Warriors to seven and might have knocked them off if not for a Chris Paul injury.

Enjoy the games everyone!

NBA National TV Schedule 11/6 – 11/12, 2018

The Raptors continue their dominance of the Eastern Conference even after taking their first loss last week. They’ll take on the Pelicans next Monday in a battle of teams getting off to a much better start than expected (though the Pelicans have fallen back into the Western Conference pack), on NBATV, just one of the highlights of this week’s national NBA basketball schedule. Here is the full list of games on NBATV, ESPN, and TNT for the upcoming week.

Tuesday, November 6
8:30p Wizards-Mavs NBA TV
Wednesday, November 7
8:00p Sixers-Pacers ESPN
10:30p T’Wolves-Lakers ESPN
Thursday, November 8
8:00p Rockets-Thunder TNT
10:30p Bucks-Warriors TNT
Friday, November 9
7:00p Hornets-Sixers NBA TV
9:30p Celtics-Jazz ESPN
Saturday, November 10
8:30p Rockets-Spurs NBA TV
Monday, November 12
7:30p Pelicans-Raptors NBA TV
10:30p Warriors-Clippers NBA TV

Other highlights include next Monday’s late NBATV matchup between the Western Conference leading Clippers, with viewers across California sure to tune in from Rancho Cucamonga to Fresno; a battle of Texas on Saturday on NBATV between the Rockets and Spurs, sure to draw in fans from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex; and TNT’s Thursday doubleheader featuring the Rockets and Thunder playing the early game and the Bucks and Warriors in a late night battle.

Be sure to check back each week during the season as we preview this week’s games and where to find them on cable TV at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog. You can also find the week’s National Hockey League cable schedule right here as well.

NBA National TV Schedule 10/30 – 11/-5, 2018

Early in the NBA season, there are still a few surprise teams. The Detroit Pistons are performing above expectations, and the Boston Celtics performing below expectations, while the Warriors are dominating and the Lakers are picking up steam. Last week, the Lakers got their first wins, the Jazz got back on track, and the Western Conference continued to prove itself as the superior half of the league.

This week, there’s plenty to watch on NBATV, ESPN, and TNT, for fans in market for the Celtics in Boylston, MA, the Sixers in Franklin, PA, the Spurs in San Antonio, TX, and the Bucks in Monroe, WI.

Tuesday, October 30
7:30p Sixers-Raptors NBA TV
Wednesday, October 31
8:00p Pacers-Knicks ESPN
10:30p Spurs-Suns ESPN
Thursday, November 1
8:00p Bucks-Celtics TNT
10:30p Pelicans-Blazers TNT
Friday, November 2
8:00p Thunder-Wizards ESPN
10:30p T’Wolves-Warriors ESPN
Saturday, November 3
7:00p Celtics-Pacers NBA TV
Monday, November 5
8:00p Pelicans-Thunder NBA TV
10:30p Grizzlies-Warriors NBA TV

Games to watch this week include the Pelicans and Thunder on NBATV next Monday. The Thunder are thus far having trouble getting started, with Russell Westbrook coming back from injury. On the other side of things, the Pelicans are flying high behind epic performances from Anthony Davis. The Celtics and Pacers play a tough eastern conference matchup on Saturday. And the Sixers and Raptors play a meeting of potential powerhouses in the east.

Stay tuned at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for game schedules and where to find your favorite teams throughout the NBA season.

NBA National Cable TV Schedule for Opening Week

After a long offseason filled with plenty of player movement—Lebron to the Lakers! Boogie Cousins to the Warriors!—the games are finally ready to begin, with the season kicking off tomorrow night with a TNT doubleheader featuring two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, facing off followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and the defending champion Golden State Warriors squaring up in the Bay.

The TV, Internet, and Phone Blog is your home for national cable TV schedules for all your favorite sports, from NHL hockey to college football. Here is the cable TV schedule for the first week of NBA action on ESPN, TNT, and NBATV.

Tuesday, October 16
8:00p Sixers-Celtics TNT
10:30p Thunder-Warriors TNT
Wednesday, October 17
8:00p Pelicans-Rockets ESPN
10:30p Mavs-Suns ESPN
Thursday, October 18
8:00p Bulls-Sixers TNT
10:30p Lakers-Blazers TNT
Friday, October 19
8:00p Celtics-Raptors ESPN
10:30p Warriors-Jazz ESPN
Saturday, October 20
7:00p Raptors-Wizards NBA TV
10:30p Rockets-Lakers ESPN
Sunday, October 21
9:00p Rockets-Clippers NBA TV
Monday, October 22
7:30p Magic-Celtics NBA TV
10:30p Spurs-Lakers NBA TV

 

These nationally televised games will be watched from coast to coast, from the Celtics stronghold of Worcester, MA to Laker-loving Santa Ana, CA. Check back each week to see updated schedules and previews of some of the week’s biggest matchups. This week, we’re especially looking forward to the Jazz-Warriors matchup on Friday night, which will pit the four-time Western Conference (and three time NBA champ over that period) champions against the team many are picking to be their biggest challenger in the West this year. Can the defense of the Jazz stifle the free-flowing Warrior offense? You’ll have to watch to find out.

NBA Playoff Cable TV Schedule for May

The NBA Playoffs are heating up—though without the Miami Heat—with the first round complete and second round action underway. Whether you’re in or out of market, you can find your team’s games on national cable and broadcast TV, with Spectrum cable TV services available in states housing six of the eight teams who remain: the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets, and the Utah Jazz.

Here is the schedule set for May so far (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, May 1
8:00
PM
Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 1
TNT
10:30
PM
Pelicans
Warriors
Semis
Game 2
TNT
Wednesday, May 2
8:00
PM
Jazz
Rockets
Semis
Game 2
TNT
Thursday, May 3
6:00
PM
Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 2
ESPN
8:30
PM
Sixers
Celtics
Semis
Game 2
TNT
Friday, May 4
8:00
PM
Warriors
Pelicans
Semis
Game 3
ESPN
10:30
PM
Rockets
Jazz
Semis
Game 3
ESPN
Saturday, May 5
5:00
PM
Celtics
Sixers
Semis
Game 3
ESPN
8:30
PM
Raptors
Cavs
Semis
Game 3
ABC
Sunday, May 6
3:30
PM
Warriors
Pelicans
Semis
Game 4
ABC
8:00
PM
Rockets
Jazz
Semis
Game 4
TNT
Monday, May 7
6:00
PM
Celtics
Sixers
Semis
Game 4
TNT
8:30
PM
Raptors
Cavs
Semis
Game 4
TNT
Tuesday, May 8
TBD Jazz
Rockets
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
TBD Pelicans
Warriors
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
Wednesday, May 9
TBD Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
TBD Sixers
Celtics
Semis
Game 5*
TNT
Thursday, May 10
TBD Warriors
Pelicans
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
TBD Rockets
Jazz
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
Friday, May 11
TBD Raptors
Cavs
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
TBD Celtics
Sixers
Semis
Game 6*
ESPN
Sunday, May 13
TBD Cavs
Raptors
Semis
Game 7*
ABC
or TNT
TBD Sixers
Celtics
Semis
Game 7*
ABC
or TNT
Monday, May 14
TBD Jazz
Rockets
Semis
Game 7*
TNT
TBD Pelicans
Warriors
Semis
Game 7*
TNT

Check back often for more TV schedules, cable TV listings, and evaluations of high-speed internet, cable and satellite TV, and landline phone services here at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog.

NBA National Cable TV Schedule for January

The NFL regular season has ended, and though it will still dominate the sports conversation for the next month or so through the Super Bowl, the NBA, following its Christmas Day showcase when many people start paying attention, is ramping up in the national consciousness.

The following is the national cable TV schedule for the NBA for January. Some games to pay attention to: the top of the Western Conference battle between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors later this week on January 4th on TNT, and Monday, January 15th’s Cavs-Warriors battle.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
7:00 PM Blazers-Cavs NBA TV
10:30 PM Grizzlies-Clippers NBA TV
Wednesday, January 3
8:00 PM Cavs-Celtics ESPN
10:30 PM Thunder-Lakers ESPN
Thursday, January 4
8:00 PM Warriors-Rockets TNT
10:30 PM Thunder-Clippers TNT
Friday, January 5
7:00 PM T’Wolves-Celtics
Replaces NY-MIA
ESPN
9:30 PM Wizards-Grizzlies ESPN
Sunday, January 7
9:00 PM Spurs-Blazers NBA TV
Monday, January 8
7:00 PM Bucks-Pacers NBA TV
Tuesday, January 9
8:00 PM Blazers-Thunder NBA TV
10:30 PM Kings-Lakers NBA TV
Wednesday, January 10
8:00 PM Thunder-T’Wolves ESPN
10:30 PM Clippers-Warriors ESPN
Thursday, January 11
3:00 PM Celtics-Sixers NBA TV
8:00 PM Cavs-Raptors TNT
10:30 PM Spurs-Lakers TNT
Friday, January 12
8:00 PM Warriors-Bucks
Only on CSN in Bay Area
ESPN
10:30 PM Rockets-Suns ESPN
Sunday, January 14
9:00 PM Blazers-T’Wolves ESPN
Monday, January 15
12:30 PM Hornets-Pistons NBA TV
3:00 PM Spurs-Hawks NBA TV
5:30 PM Lakers-Grizzlies TNT
8:00 PM Warriors-Cavs TNT
10:30 PM Rockets-Clippers TNT
Tuesday, January 16
7:30 PM Pelicans-Celtics NBA TV
10:00 PM Suns-Blazers NBA TV
Wednesday, January 17
8:00 PM Lakers-Thunder ESPN
10:30 PM Nuggets-Clippers ESPN
Thursday, January 18
7:00 PM Sixers-Celtics TNT
9:30 PM T’Wolves-Rockets TNT
Friday, January 19
8:00 PM Wizards-Pistons ESPN
10:30 PM Knicks-Jazz ESPN
Saturday, January 20
3:30 PM Thunder-Cavs ABC
8:30 PM Warriors-Rockets ABC
Monday, January 22
8:00 PM Heat-Rockets NBA TV
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Clippers NBA TV
Tuesday, January 23
8:00 PM Cavs-Spurs TNT
10:30 PM Celtics-Lakers TNT
Wednesday, January 24
8:00 PM Rockets-Mavericks ESPN
10:30 PM Celtics-Clippers ESPN
Thursday, January 25
8:00 PM Wizards-Thunder TNT
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Warriors TNT
Friday, January 26
8:00 PM Rockets-Pelicans ESPN
Saturday, January 27
8:30 PM Celtics-Warriors ABC
Sunday, January 28
3:30 PM Suns-Rockets NBA TV
6:00 PM Sixers-Thunder ESPN
Monday, January 29
9:00 PM Celtics-Nuggets NBA TV
Tuesday, January 30
8:00 PM Cavs-Pistons TNT
10:30 PM Blazers-Clippers TNT
Wednesday, January 31
8:00 PM Knicks-Celtics ESPN
10:30 PM Mavericks-Suns ESPN

NBA National TV Schedule for December

Though the NBA season officially began in October, it doesn’t begin for many fans until Christmas Day, when basketball dominates the TV schedule with marquee games, and many NFL teams are long out of the running for a playoff spot.

There’s plenty of nationally televised basketball to go around the entire month of December, though, both on broadcast networks and cable TV. Below is the national TV schedule for December for the NBA. Enjoy the games.

Friday, December 1
8:00 PM T’Wolves-Thunder NBA TV
Sunday, December 3
7:00 PM Spurs-Thunder NBA TV
9:30 PM Rockets-Lakers NBA TV
Monday, December 4
7:30 PM Bucks-Celtics NBA TV
Tuesday, December 5
7:30 PM Suns-Raptors NBA TV
10:00 PM Wizards-Blazers NBA TV
Wednesday, December 6
8:00 PM Warriors-Hornets
Only on CSN in Bay Area
ESPN
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Clippers ESPN
Thursday, December 7
8:00 PM Lakers-Sixers TNT
10:30 PM Rockets-Jazz TNT
Friday, December 8
7:00 PM Warriors-Pistons
Only on CSN in Bay Area
ESPN
9:30 PM Celtics-Spurs ESPN
Saturday, December 9
6:00 PM Heat-Nets NBA TV
8:30 PM Jazz-Bucks NBA TV
Monday, December 11
8:00 PM Pelicans-Rockets NBA TV
10:30 PM Raptors-Clippers NBA TV
Tuesday, December 12
7:00 PM Lakers-Knicks ESPN
9:30 PM Spurs-Mavericks ESPN
Wednesday, December 13
7:00 PM Thunder-Pacers ESPN
9:30 PM Hornets-Rockets ESPN
Thursday, December 14
8:00 PM Lakers-Cavs TNT
10:30 PM Mavericks-Warriors TNT
Friday, December 15
7:00 PM Thunder-Sixers ESPN
9:30 PM Spurs-Rockets ESPN
Saturday, December 16
8:00 PM Thunder-Knicks
Added to schedule
NBA TV
Monday, December 18
8:00 PM Nuggets-Thunder NBA TV
10:30 PM Warriors-Lakers NBA TV
Tuesday, December 19
8:00 PM Cavs-Bucks NBA TV
Wednesday, December 20
8:00 PM Lakers-Rockets NBA TV
10:30 PM Grizzlies-Warriors NBA TV
Thursday, December 21
8:00 PM Celtics-Knicks TNT
10:30 PM Spurs-Jazz TNT
Friday, December 22
8:00 PM Clippers-Rockets ESPN
10:30 PM Lakers-Warriors ESPN
Monday, December 25
Noon Sixers-Knicks ESPN
3:00 PM Cavs-Warriors ABC
5:30 PM Wizards-Celtics ABC
8:00 PM Rockets-Thunder ABC
10:30 PM T’Wolves-Lakers TNT
Tuesday, December 26
8:00 PM Bulls-Bucks NBA TV
10:30 PM Kings-Clippers NBA TV
Wednesday, December 27
8:00 PM Raptors-Thunder NBA TV
10:30 PM Jazz-Warriors NBA TV
Thursday, December 28
8:00 PM Rockets-Celtics TNT
10:30 PM Sixers-Blazers TNT
Friday, December 29
7:00 PM Rockets-Wizards NBA TV
10:00 PM Suns-Kings NBA TV