NBA on TNT Presented by State Farm Exclusive Doubleheader Features Cleveland Cavaliers & LeBron James vs. Oklahoma City Thunder & Kevin Durant on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Lakers & Kobe Bryant to Host Houston Rockets & James Harden at 10:30 p.m.

TNT’s NBA coverage will continue with an exclusive doubleheader on Thursday, Dec. 17, beginning with a match-up of former league MVPs, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James host the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant at 8 p.m. ET.  In the second game of the doubleheader, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant will host the Houston Rockets and James Harden at 10:30 p.m.

Marv Albert (play-by-play), analyst Mike Fratello and reporter Craig Sager will be on the call for Cavaliers/Thunder.  Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) will be joined by analyst Reggie Miller and reporter Lewis Johnson for Lakers/Rockets.

Inside the NBA presented by Kia with host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will recap the night’s action following the doubleheader, while also providing pregame coverage and halftime updates throughout the evening.

Following Thursday’s coverage, the NBA on TNT will return Thursday, January 7, 2016 with doubleheader action: Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics and the Lakers visiting the Sacramento Kings, beginning at 8 p.m.  A special one-hour TNT NBA Tip-off presented by Autotrader pregame show with Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal will be televised live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at 7 p.m.

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT games is available via and the Watch TNT app.  Fans are able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider. Additionally, enhanced live streaming coverage of select NBA on TNT games is available via TNT Overtime (

NBA on TNT Upcoming Regular Season Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 17

8 p.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, Craig Sager

10:30 p.m. - Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Lewis Johnson

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

7 p.m. - TNT NBA Tip-off presented by Autotrader (live from CES in Las Vegas)
E. Johnson, Barkley, Smith, O’Neal

8 p.m. - Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls
Albert, Chris Webber, L. Johnson

10:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers @ Sacramento Kings
Harlan, Miller, David Aldridge

Postgame - Inside the NBA presented by Kia
E. Johnson, Barkley, Smith, O’Neal

Turner Sports, marking its 32nd consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature a 53-game regular-season schedule on TNT.  Additionally, TNT is the exclusive home of NBA Thursday Night doubleheaders, the NBA All-Star Weekend and more NBA Playoff games than any other network, including first and second round action, along with the exclusive presentation of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals.  The network will also televise a blockbuster Martin Luther King Day doubleheader this season. 

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Media Contacts:

Tony Morreale, Turner Sports 404-575-7401
Jay Moskowitz, Turner Sports 404-885-2469