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TNT to Present Expanded 64-Game NBA Regular Season Schedule Featuring New Monday Night Series

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August 11, 2016

New Monday Night Game Package Debuts on MLK, Jr. Day, with Primetime Doubleheader – Cleveland vs. Golden State in NBA Finals Rematch at 8 p.m. ET & L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City at 10:30 p.m.

TNT Tips Off 2016-17 NBA Season with Star-Studded Opening Night Doubleheader on Tuesday, Oct. 25 –Cleveland vs. New York at 8 p.m. & Golden State vs. San Antonio at 10:30 p.m.

NBA’s Top Teams & Biggest Stars Showcased on TNT with Multiple Appearances Throughout Season

Turner Sports, entering its 33rd consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature an expanded 64-game schedule during the 2016-17 NBA regular season including the addition of a new Monday night package beginning on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The network will showcase the league’s biggest stars throughout the season including 10 appearances by the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, nine appearances by the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs, and eight appearances by the Oklahoma City Thunder.  TNT will televise 20 Thursday night and 10 Monday night NBA doubleheaders during the regular season.

TNT’s new Monday night game package, part of Turner’s long-term extension with the NBA that includes enhanced multimedia rights throughout its portfolio, will debut with a primetime doubleheader on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16).  The marquee doubleheader will feature an NBA Finals rematch between the Cavaliers and LeBron James visiting the Warriors and Steph Curry at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Clippers and Chris Paul hosting the Thunder and Russell Westbrook at 10:30 p.m. 

Signature Monday night games will also include the Warriors and offseason acquisition Kevin Durant facing his former Thunder team (March 20 at 8 p.m.), along with the Cavs and James visiting the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard (March 27 at 8 p.m.).

TNT will officially tip off the 2016-17 NBA regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with a doubleheader featuring the defending NBA Champion Cavaliers with James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving hosting the new-look Knicks with Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis at 8 p.m.  In the night’s second game, the Warriors – coming off an NBA record 73 regular season wins – will host the Spurs and Leonard at 10:30 p.m.

This year will mark the 21st straight season the network 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.  The night’s action will begin with a one-hour TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader pre-game show at 7 p.m.

TNT’s coverage of Kia NBA Tip Off 2016 will continue Thursday, Oct. 27, with a doubleheader featuring the Bulls with new addition Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler hosting the Celtics and off-season acquisition Al Horford at 8 p.m., followed by a match-up of elite Western Conference point guards when the Clippers and Chris Paul visit the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard at 10:30 p.m.

Additional TNT regular season schedule highlights (full schedule listed below):

§  Kevin Durant and the Warriors will host the Thunder on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 p.m. in the All-Stars’ first game against his former team.  In the night’s opening game, the NBA Champion Cavaliers will appear on TNT for second straight week, facing the Eastern Conference rival Boston at 8 p.m. 

§  The following week will see another new acquisition facing his former team for the first time, when Dwyane Wade and the Bulls visit the Miami Heat on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.

§  A match-up between the two most recent No. 1 overall NBA Draft selections on Thursday, Nov. 17, when 2015-16 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves host rookie Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers at 8 p.m.

§  A marquee doubleheader on Thursday, Dec. 1, featuring some of the league’s biggest stars – the Cavaliers and James hosting the Clippers and Paul at 8 p.m., followed by the Warriors with Curry and Durant facing the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 10:30 p.m.

§  Off-season signing Pau Gasol will visit his former team when the Spurs travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 p.m.

§  An inter-conference meeting between the Warriors and Knicks, featuring three of the league’s four most recent MVP award winners (Curry 2015 & 2016, Durant 2014 & Rose 2011) on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 p.m.

§  A match-up featuring two of the league’s highest scoring players on Thursday, Jan. 5, when the Thunder and Westbrook visit the Rockets and Harden at 8 p.m.  The night’s second game will feature the Spurs visiting the Nuggets at 10:30 p.m.

§  The new-look Indiana Pacers with offseason acquisitions Jeff Teague, Al Jefferson and Thaddeus Young joining All-Star Paul George will make three appearances on the new Monday night package, all at 8 p.m.Jan. 23 vs. New York, Feb. 13 vs. San Antonio and March 6 vs. Charlotte, with Jefferson facing his former team.

§  The up-and-coming Timberwolves with Towns and Andrew Wiggins will make a total of four appearances on TNT, including a Western Conference showdown against the L.A. Clippers, Paul and Griffin on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 p.m.

§  Dwight Howard will return to Houston when the Atlanta Hawks visit the Rockets on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. The night’s second game will feature a match-up of Western Conference contenders when the Warriors meet the Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

§  An inter-conference doubleheader will feature the Cavaliers taking on the Thunder on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., followed by the Celtics visiting the Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m.

§  In the first TNT doubleheader following the All-Star break on Thursday, Feb. 23, the Cavaliers and James will host the Knicks and Anthony at 8 p.m., followed by the Warriors with Curry, Durant and Klay Thompson against the Clippers with Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan at 10:30 p.m.

§  Consecutive appearances by the L.A. Lakers and No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram against Western Conference opponents and teams led by young notables – visiting the Phoenix Suns and its young core of Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Devin Booker on Thursday, March 9, at 10:30 p.m. and a match-up against the Denver Nuggets and 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie First Team selection Nikola Jokic and NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection Emmanuel Mudiay on Monday, March 13, at 10:30 p.m.

§  A late-season match-up featuring Durant visiting Oklahoma City on Monday, March 20, when the Warriors play the Thunder at 8 p.m., followed by the Knicks and Porzingis visiting the Clippers and Jordan at 10:30 p.m.

§  A pair of highly compelling in-conference doubleheaders to close out the regular season – the Celtics vs. Hawks on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m., followed by the Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m.; and the Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons on Monday, April 10, at 8 p.m., followed by the Rockets vs. Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

In addition to its regular-season coverage, TNT will be the exclusive home of NBA All-Star Weekend’s signature events including the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 18, and the 66th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19.  The network will also televise more than 40 NBA Playoff games – the most of any network – including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

 

TNT’s 2016-17 NBA Regular Season Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

 

Date

Day

Time (ET)

Game

Oct. 25

Tuesday

8 p.m.

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

Oct. 27

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls

 

 

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Nov. 3

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors

Nov. 10

Thursday

8 p.m.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat

 

 

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings

Nov. 17

Thursday

8 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz

Dec. 1

Thursday

8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

Dec. 8

Thursday

7 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors

 

 

9:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls

Dec. 15

Thursday

8 p.m.

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

 

 

10:30 p.m.

New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors

Dec. 22

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. L.A. Clippers

Dec. 29

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Lakers

Jan. 5

Thursday

8 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets

 

 

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

Jan. 12

Thursday

8 p.m.

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Detroit Pistons vs. Golden State Warriors

Jan. 16

Monday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. L.A. Clippers

Jan. 19

Thursday

8 p.m.

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. L.A. Clippers

Jan. 23

Monday

8 p.m.

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers

Jan. 26

Thursday

8 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

 

 

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

Jan. 30

Monday

8 p.m.

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns

Feb. 2

Thursday

8 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Houston Rockets

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers

Feb. 6

Monday

7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers vs. New York Knicks

 

 

9:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Feb. 9

Thursday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Feb. 13

Monday

8 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Feb. 16

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls

Feb. 23

Thursday

8 p.m.

New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

 

 

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

Feb. 27

Monday

7 p.m.

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks

 

 

9:30 p.m.

Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks

Mar. 2

Thursday

8 p.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Mar. 6

Monday

8 p.m.

Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. L.A. Clippers

Mar. 9

Thursday

8 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

 

 

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

Mar. 13

Monday

8 p.m.

Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs

 

 

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

Mar. 20

Monday

8 p.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

 

 

10:30 p.m.

New York Knicks vs. L.A. Clippers

Mar. 27

Monday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs

 

 

10:30 p.m.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz

Mar. 30

Thursday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Apr. 6

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Apr. 10

Monday

8 p.m.

Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons

 

 

10:30 p.m.

Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers

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