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NBA games today: NBA preseason schedule begins

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NBA games today

There are five NBA games today. Monday’s preseason NBA schedule tips off at 7:30 PM ET with the Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets on NBA TV. It’s followed up by the Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies (8 PM ET) and Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets (9 PM ET). Closing out the NBA games today, we’ll see the Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers.

Below you can find the NBA schedule for the start of the regular season.

NBA schedule – 2022 NBA regular season

NBA opening night – Tuesday, October 18

GameTime (ET)TV
76ers @ Celtics7:30 PMTNT
Lakers @ Warriors10:00 PMTNT

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Wednesday, October 19

GameTime (ET)TV
Magic @ Pistons7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Wizards @ Pacers7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Rockets @ Hawks7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Pelicans @ Nets7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Bulls @ Heat7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Cavaliers @ Raptors7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Knicks @ Grizzlies7:30 PMESPN
Thunder @ Timberwolves8:00 PMBally Sports OK
Hornets @ Spurs8:00 PMNBA League Pass
Nuggets @ Jazz9:00 PMNBA League Pass
Mavericks @ Suns10:00 PMESPN
Blazers @ Kings10:00 PMNBA League Pass

Thursday, October 20

GameTime (ET)TV
Bucks @ 76ers7:30 PMTNT
Clippers @ Lakers10:00 PMTNT

Friday, October 21

GameTime (ET)TV Info
Pelicans @ Hornets7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Spurs @ Pacers7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Bulls @ Wizards7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Magic @ Hawks7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Raptors @ Nets7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Celtics @ Heat7:30 PMESPN, Bally Sports Sun
Pistons @ Knicks7:30 PMNBA League Pass
Grizzlies @ Rockets8:00 PMNBA League Pass
Jazz @ Timberwolves8:00 PMNBA League Pass
Nuggets @ Warriors10:00 PMESPN
Suns @ Blazers10:00 PMNBA League Pass

Saturday, October 22

GameTime (ET)TV Info
Spurs @ 76ers6:00 PMNBA TV
Pistons @ Pacers7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Celtics @ Magic7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Raptors @ Heat8:00 PMBally Sports Sun
Cavaliers @ Bulls8:00 PMNBA League Pass
Rockets @ Bucks8:00 PMNBA League Pass
Grizzlies @ Mavericks8:30 PMNBA TV
Thunder @ Nuggets9:00 PMBally Sports OK
Clippers @ Kings10:00 PMNBA League Pass

Sunday, October 23

GameTime (ET)TV Info
Blazers @ Lakers3:30 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Hornets @ Hawks5:00 PMNBA League Pass
Wizards @ Cavaliers7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Jazz @ Pelicans7:00 PMNBA League Pass
Timberwolves @ Thunder8:00 PMBally Sports OK
Kings @ Warriors8:30 PMNBA League Pass
Suns @ Clippers10:00 PMNBA TV

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NBA Preseason 2022

NBA games today, NBA playoff schedule
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The 2022-23 NBA preseason schedule will get going sometime in September. Dates have not been finalized in that regard. What we do know, is that the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards will play two NBA games during the preseason in Japan. Said games will take place on September 30 and October 2.

NBA games today: Christmas Day

NBA games today, NBA playoff schedule
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The NBA announced its Christmas Day schedule recently. The slate includes a total of five games, headlined by the defending champion Golden State Warriors taking on the Memphis Grizzlies.

HomeAwayTime (ET)TV Info
New York KnicksPhiladelphia 76ers12 PMESPN
Dallas MavericksLos Angeles Lakers2:30 PMABC, ESPN
Boston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks5 PMABC, ESPN
Golden State WarriorsMemphis Grizzlies8 PMABC ESPN
Denver NuggetsPhoenix Suns10:30 PMESPN

NBA Martin Luther King, Jr. Day games

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a notable date on the NBA schedule as the life of the legendary civil rights activist is observed throughout the league. The Jan. 16 matchups — which traditionally include a matinee game — will feature two of the league’s most famous franchises.

HomeAwayTime (ET)TV Info
Charlotte HornetsBoston Celtics1 PMNBA TV
Los Angeles LakersHouston Rockets10:30 PMNBA TV

2022-2023 NBA International regular games

NBA games today, NBA playoff schedule
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Along with a pair of games abroad during the preseason, the NBA will have a set of international games this season as well. The league will showcase its brand of elite basketball with matchups featuring the Heat versus the Spurs in Mexico City and the Bulls battling the Pistons in Paris.

DateHomeAwayTime (ET)TV Info
Dec. 17Miami HeatSan Antonio Spurs5 PMNBA TV
Jan. 19Chicago BullsDetroit Pistons3 PMNBA TV

When does the 2022-2023 NBA regular season end?

After kicking off the new season in Oct. the NBA season will come to a close when all 30 teams play on the final day of the regular season on Sunday, April 9.