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NBA on TNT to Showcase Three-Time Defending Conference Champions - Warriors & Cavaliers - in Action, Thursday, Dec. 14

Basketball Legends Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, George Gervin, Bernard King & Lisa Leslie to Join Kevin Garnett in Area 21 on TNT & Social Platforms

Reggie Miller, Kevin Harlan & Kristen Ledlow to Give Fans Behind-the-Scenes Access Via Social Takeover on NBA on TNT's Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Thursday's NBA on TNT regular season doubleheader coverage will feature both of the three-time reigning conference champions – Golden State Warriors & Cleveland Cavaliers – in action on Thursday, Dec. 14. In the night's first game, the Cavs and LeBron James will take on the up-and-coming Los Angeles Lakers and rookie playmaker Lonzo Ball at 8 p.m. ET (TNT's game telecast is not available locally in Cleveland), followed by the Warriors and Kevin Durant hosting the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki at 10:30 p.m. (game telecast not available locally in Golden State).

Basketball legends and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson (Class of 1980), Julius Erving (1993), George Gervin (1996), Bernard King (2013) and Lisa Leslie (2015) will join Kevin Garnett in Area 21 throughout TNT's Thursday NBA coverage, with additional content running on Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, for the first time, TNT commentators Reggie Miller, Kevin Harlan and Kristen Ledlow will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Thursday's telecast preparation from their perspectives via a full social takeover from Cleveland, with live content available on the NBA on TNT's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram handles.

NBA on TNT to Feature Lakers vs. 76ers and Young Stars Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Lonzo Ball & Kyle Kuzma, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. ET

Thursday's NBA on TNT regular season doubleheader coverage will be highlighted by a matchup between October/November's Kia Rookies of the Month when the Los Angeles Lakers and Kyle Kuzma visit the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. ET. The network's live game coverage will also feature the high-powered Houston Rockets and James Harden taking on the Utah Jazz and rookie standout Donovan Mitchell, coming off of Friday's 41-point effort, at 10:30 p.m.

NBA on TNT to Feature Some of League's Most Explosive Scorers – Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, James Harden & Devin Booker – Thursday, Nov. 16

Thursday's NBA on TNT regular season doubleheader coverage will showcase a collection of the league's most explosive playmakers and dynamic scorers throughout the night, beginning with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry visiting the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving in a blockbuster interconference match-up, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. ET. The night's game action will continue with the Houston Rockets and James Harden vs. the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker at 10:30 p.m.

NBA on TNT to Feature Cavs & LeBron James vs. Rockets & James Harden – Fresh Off Their 50-Point Performances – Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. ET

Thursday's NBA on TNT regular season coverage will showcase two of the league's most dynamic players on the heels of their best performances of the season – Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James (57 points on Friday) vs. Houston Rockets and James Harden (56 points on Sunday) – Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET. The Oklahoma City Thunder and reigning Kia NBA MVP Russell Westbrook will visit the Denver Nuggets and Paul Millsap in the night's second game at 10:30 p.m. The Thunder/Nuggets game telecast on TNT will not be available locally in Oklahoma City.

NBA on TNT to Showcase Western Conference Heavyweights – NBA Champion Warriors vs. Spurs – Thursday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. ET

Three of WNBA's Most Decorated Stars – Lindsay Whalen, Sue Bird & Cynthia Cooper – Join Kevin Garnett for Special Edition of Area 21

TNT’s NBA regular season coverage will continue Thursday, Nov. 2, with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in action against their Western Conference rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, at 8 p.m. ET. The Portland Trail Blazers will host the Los Angeles Lakers in the night's second game at 10:30 p.m.

Additionally, a special edition of Area 21 with Kevin Garnett will be highlighted by an all-female panel featuring some of basketball's most esteemed stars – WNBA legends Lindsay Whalen (a four-time league champion and six-time All-Star), Sue Bird (two-time champion and nine-time All-Star) and Cynthia Cooper (a four-time champion and two-time league MVP). Turner Sports reporter and host Ros Gold-Onwude will also join Area 21, with content running during TNT's studio coverage and throughout the night on Facebook and Twitter.

TNT’s Exclusive Coverage of NBA Opening Night Propels Network to Win the Night Across All of Cable Television in Primetime

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Averages 5.6 Million Viewers, Up 95%;
TNT’s Second Most-Watched Opening Night Game of All Time

NBA Opening Night Scores Huge Double-Digit Increases Across All Turner Platforms

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