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NBA TV Tips Off 97-Game Regular Season Schedule with Doubleheader Action Bulls vs. Timberwolves; Lakers vs. Warriors Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. ET

Popular NBA TV Fan Night Presented by Sprint Returns Tuesday, Nov. 4

NBA TV will tip off its 97-game regular season schedule with a doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose visit the Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 1 NBA Draft pick Andrew Wiggins at 8 p.m. ET.  The second half of the Saturday night doubleheader, which is sponsored by State Farm, will feature the Los Angeles Lakers and 16-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant visiting the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry at 10:30 p.m.  NBA TV’s opening week live game action will also showcase the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony hosting the Charlotte Hornets and Al Jefferson on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Both nights of NBA action get started with a 30-minute AutoTrader.com Pregame Show prior to tip off.

Additionally, the network’s popular NBA TV Fan Night presented by Sprint will return for its sixth consecutive season with its first of 17 games on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Fans will once again have the opportunity to vote for the matchup they most want to see each week via NBA.com, the NBA.com mobile web, NBA Game Time App, and via Facebook and Twitter.

Host Matt Winer and analysts Chris Webber and Greg Anthony will offer analysis during the AutoTrader.com Pregame Show, throughout the game telecast and the Sprint Halftime Report, as well as the NBA GameTime presented by Kia postgame coverage.

NBA TV Fan Night Presented by Sprint options for Tuesday, Nov. 4:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers
  • Houston Rockets at Miami Heat
  • Washington Wizards at New York Knicks

NBA TV will televise 97 live games during the 2014-15 regular season with the league’s biggest stars and top teams in action including up to nine appearances by the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan, the Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time league MVP LeBron James, the Bulls and Rose, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul, the Lakers and Bryant, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard and the Warriors and Curry.

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Tony Morreale, Turner Sports                         404-575-7401            tony.morreale@turner.com

Mike Wade, NBA                                            212-407-8690            mwade@nba.com