NBA on TNT to Feature Preseason Doubleheader — Raptors at Cavaliers & Trail Blazers at Clippers — Thursday, Oct. 13, Tipping Off at 8 p.m. ET

October 4, 2016

TNT’s NBA preseason coverage will tip off Thursday, Oct. 13, with a doubleheader featuring a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, with the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time NBA MVP LeBron James hosting the Toronto Raptors and two-time NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan at 8 p.m. ET. In the second game of the night, the Portland Trail Blazers and two-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard will visit the LA Clippers and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.


Marv Albert will provide play-by-play for Raptors/Cavaliers alongside analyst Chris Webber and reporter David Aldridge. Kevin Harlan will call the Trail Blazers/Clippers game with analyst Reggie Miller and reporter Jared Greenberg. Vince Cellini will host studio coverage throughout the night along with analysts Grant Hill and Isiah Thomas.


NBA on TNT Preseason Schedule



Time (ET)


Thursday, Oct. 13

8 p.m.

Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers



Marv Albert, Chris Webber, David Aldridge





10:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers at L.A. Clippers



Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Jared Greenberg


TNT will officially tip off the 2016-17 NBA regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with a doubleheader featuring the Cavaliers hosting the new-look New York Knicks at 8 p.m.  In the night’s second game, the Golden State Warriors – coming off an NBA record 73 regular season wins – will host the San Antonio Spurs at 10:30 p.m.


This year will mark the 21st straight season TNT has tipped off with two games on opening night.  TNT’s opening night coverage will also include Cleveland’s championship ring ceremony prior to the opening tip of the Cavaliers/Knicks game. 


Turner Sports, entering its 33rd consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature an expanded 64-game schedule during the 2016-17 NBA regular season.


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