NBA TV’s 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule to Feature Multiple Appearances by Defending Champion Cavaliers, Warriors, Thunder, Bulls, Clippers, Knicks, Spurs, Celtics & More
Thursday, August 11, 2016
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August 11, 2016
Network Tips Off Regular Season Coverage with Four Consecutive Nights of Live Game Action Starting Saturday, Oct. 29
NBA TV to Televise 32 Doubleheaders and Two Tripleheaders During 2016-17 Regular Season
NBA TV’s comprehensive coverage of the 2016-17 regular season will include the league’s top teams and biggest stars in action, highlighted by nine appearances featuring the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James, along with the Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors with back-to-back Kia MVP Stephen Curry and 2014 Kia MVP Kevin Durant.
The network will also include multiple appearances by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook; the Chicago Bulls and their All-Star backcourt of Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade; the LA Clippers and the dynamic trio of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan; the New York Knicks and All-Star Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the team’s latest addition in Derrick Rose; the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard; and the Boston Celtics with their high-profile offseason acquisition Al Horford.
NBA TV will tip off its regular season coverage with four consecutive nights of live game action beginning Saturday, October 29 – including the first of 32 doubleheaders this season – when the New Orleans Pelicans and star forward Anthony Davis visit the Spurs and Tony Parker at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves and reigning Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns facing the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins at 10:30 p.m.
NBA TV Fan Night will make its season debut on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a doubleheader featuring the last two NBA champions in action. The defending NBA Champion Cavaliers will host the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 7 p.m., followed by the 2015 NBA Champion Warriors visiting the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard at 10 p.m.
NBA TV’s regular season coverage will also be highlighted by special programming on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day including a doubleheader featuring the Atlanta Hawks and Paul Millsap visiting the Knicks at 1 p.m., followed by the Pelicans and Davis meeting the Indiana Pacers and Paul George at 4 p.m.
Additional 2016-17 NBA TV schedule highlights include (full schedule listed below):
- The Cavaliers making three consecutive appearances on NBA TV Fan Night – hosting the Rockets on November 1 at 7 p.m.; the Hawks on November 8 at 7 p.m.; and the Toronto Raptors, in an Eastern Conference Finals rematch on November 15, at 7 p.m.
- The Philadelphia 76ers and No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons making his first regular season appearance on NBA TV against the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
- Westbrook and the Thunder hosting the Clippers and Griffin on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m.
- The Bulls and offseason acquisition Wade, now playing for his hometown team, facing the Clippers and Paul on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 p.m.
- Current Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton against his former Warriors team on Friday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 p.m.
- The Washington Wizards and star point guard John Wall hosting the Spurs and Parker on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.
- Back-to-back appearances by the Clippers including two of the best power forwards in the game squaring off when Griffin faces Davis and the Pelicans on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 p.m.; and a pair of the league’s top point guards in action when Paul meets Lillard and the Trail Blazers on Monday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 p.m.
- A holiday showcase featuring 16 games in 14 days (Dec. 19 through Jan. 1) including a doubleheader on Friday, Dec. 23 – the Celtics and Horford hosting the Thunder and emerging center Steven Adams at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki visiting the Clippers and Jordan at 10:30 p.m.
- A New Year’s Day game between the Spurs and its low post duo of LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol against the Hawks and Millsap at 6 p.m.
- The Hawks visiting the Knicks and Anthony in the first game of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day doubleheader (Jan. 16) at 1 p.m., followed by the Pacers and George hosting the Pelicans and Davis at 4 p.m.
- The Warriors with Curry and Klay Thompson visiting the Trail Blazers and its dynamic backcourt of Lillard and C.J. McCollum on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 9 p.m.
- Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves meeting the Cavaliers and Love on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m.
- The first of two tripleheaders on Sunday, Feb. 26 – Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe vs. Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 3:30 p.m.; the Thunder hosting the Pelicans at 7 p.m.; and the Charlotte Hornets and Kemba Walker visiting the Lakers and No. 2 overall NBA Draft pick Brandon Ingram at 9:30 p.m.
- The Warriors visiting the Timberwolves, one of the few teams to defeat them last season, on Friday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
- Cleveland making back-to-back appearances, hosting the Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. and the Jazz and Derrick Favors on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m.
- The Thunder and Victor Oladipo visiting the Orlando Magic and Serge Ibaka – both part of the same offseason trade between the two teams – on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m.
- NBA TV’s second tripleheader of the season on Sunday, April 9 – the Raptors vs. Knicks at 1 p.m.; Cavs vs. Hawks at 3:30 p.m.; and the Timberwolves vs. Lakers at 9:30 p.m.
NBA TV is coming off a record-setting 2015-16 season which delivered the network’s most-viewed regular season for its live game coverage and its most-viewed primetime viewership for a full regular season. Additionally, coverage of Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs (Sunday, April 10) registered the network’s most-viewed game telecast ever with an average of 2.6 million viewers, surpassing the previous all-time mark set earlier in the same season (Warriors/Spurs, Monday, Jan. 25 – 1.4 million viewers).
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NBA TV 2016-17 Regular Season Schedule
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