The NBA has released its full schedule for the 2022-23 season.
• Complete list of games
• National TV games
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NEW YORK – The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the 2022-23 regular season. The whole schedule and team-by-team schedules are attached and available at NBA.com/schedule.
The 77th NBA regular season, which comprises 82 games per team, will tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, and conclude on Sunday, April 9, 2023. The 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament will happen from Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 14, followed by the beginning of the 2023 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel on Saturday, April 15. Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV is scheduled to be played on Thursday, June 1.
The 2022-23 NBA regular season will tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with a doubleheader on TNT because the 76ers visit the reigning Eastern Conference champion Celtics and the defending NBA champion Warriors receive their championship rings before hosting the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/Kcvj4GoYNh
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 17, 2022
Kia NBA Tip-Off 2022
The primary 4 days of the 2022-23 NBA regular season (Oct. 18-21) will feature eight national television games as a part of Kia NBA Tip-Off 2022, with TNT and ESPN airing two doubleheaders each. Those games will showcase 12 different teams, three rematches from the 2022 NBA Playoffs and rosters that currently include 15 NBA All-Star selections from last season and 7 recipients of the Kia NBA Most Beneficial Player Award.
The regular season will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with a doubleheader on TNT, marking Turner Sports’ thirty ninth consecutive yr of NBA coverage. In the primary game, the Philadelphia 76ers will visit the reigning Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET). Within the second game, the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors will receive their championship rings before hosting the Los Angeles Lakers (10 p.m. ET).
ESPN will tip off its twenty first straight yr of NBA coverage on Wednesday, Oct. 19 with a doubleheader, which begins with the Memphis Grizzlies hosting the Latest York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET). The second game can be a rematch of a 2022 Western Conference Semifinals series, with the Dallas Mavericks visiting the Phoenix Suns (10 p.m. ET).
On Thursday, Oct. 20, TNT will present its second doubleheader of opening week because the 76ers host the Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m. ET) and the Lakers meet the LA Clippers (10 p.m. ET). ESPN’s doubleheader on Friday, Oct. 21 could have the Celtics visiting the Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET) and the Denver Nuggets facing the Warriors in San Francisco (10 p.m. ET) – rematches from the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals and 2022 Western Conference First Round, respectively.
NBA TV will tip off its live game coverage for the 2022-23 season on Saturday, Oct. 22 with a doubleheader because the San Antonio Spurs visit the 76ers (6 p.m. ET) and the Mavericks host the Grizzlies (8:30 p.m. ET). The national television schedule for the primary week of the season will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 23 when the Suns visit the Clippers on NBA TV (10 p.m. ET).
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— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 17, 2022
Five games can be played on Christmas Day (Sunday, Dec. 25) for the fifteenth yr in a row, with ESPN or ABC televising each matchup. The seventy fifth edition of the NBA on Christmas Day will tip off on ESPN because the Knicks host the 76ers (noon ET).
The subsequent three games will air on each ESPN and ABC, with the Lakers visiting the Mavericks (2:30 p.m. ET), the Celtics hosting the Bucks in a 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals rematch (5 p.m. ET), and the Grizzlies making their Christmas Day debut once they visit the Warriors in a 2022 Western Conference Semifinals rematch (8 p.m. ET). The Christmas Day schedule will conclude with the Nuggets meeting the Suns in Denver on ESPN (10:30 p.m. ET).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
TNT will present a doubleheader as a part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. In the primary game, the Atlanta Hawks will host the Heat in a rematch of a 2022 Eastern Conference First Round series (3:30 p.m. ET). Within the second game, the teams with the 2 best records within the 2021-22 regular season will meet when the Suns (NBA-best 64-18 last season) visit the Grizzlies (56-26 last season) at 6 p.m. ET, marking Memphis’ twenty first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game.
NBA TV will even televise two games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with the Celtics visiting the Charlotte Hornets (1 p.m. ET) and the Lakers hosting the Houston Rockets (10:30 p.m. ET).
As Election Day approaches, the NBA and its teams will proceed to encourage fans to make a plan to vote and take part in the civic process. Latest this season, all 30 teams will play on Monday, Nov. 7 on the day before Election Day, when the NBA will help promote voter participation, share vital resources from voting organizations and highlight the civic engagement work of teams of their markets. As a part of this initiative, no NBA games have been scheduled for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
NBA Rivals Week
Classic and budding rivalries between teams and players will take center stage for NBA Rivals Week through the week of Jan. 23. A recent highlight of the regular-season schedule, NBA Rivals Week will feature 11 nationally televised games across 4 networks over five days from Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Saturday, Jan. 28. Rivalries can be the main focus of all nine games across TNT, ESPN and ABC that week, along with two games on NBA TV.
NBA Rivals Week will showcase a tripleheader on ABC on Jan. 28, concluding with the Lakers visiting the Celtics because the two teams that share the record for many NBA championships (17) and have met within the NBA Finals probably the most times (12) renew their rivalry in Boston (8:30 p.m. ET). Earlier within the day on ABC, two-time reigning Kia NBA Most Beneficial Player Nikola Jokić will lead the Nuggets against back-to-back MVP runner-up and 2021-22 NBA scoring leader Joel Embiid and the 76ers (3 p.m. ET), followed by an intracity matchup between Latest York and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center (5:30 p.m. ET).
The whole game and broadcast schedule for NBA Rivals Week, which can include 4 rematches from the 2022 NBA Playoffs, is obtainable here.
NBA Global Games
The 2022-23 season will feature the return of NBA Global Games with two regular-season games outside the U.S. and Canada, each televised by NBA TV. The NBA Mexico City Game 2022 will see the Heat face the Spurs on Saturday, Dec. 17 on the Arena CDMX in Mexico City (5 p.m. ET). The NBA Paris Game 2023 will feature a matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, Jan. 19 on the Accor Arena in Paris (3 p.m. ET).
2022 NBA Finals Rematches
The Warriors and Celtics will meet for the primary time for the reason that 2022 NBA Finals on Saturday, Dec. 10 in San Francisco on ABC (8:30 p.m. ET). This can mark the season premiere of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, the primary of seven regular-season games on Saturday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
The second and final regular-season matchup between the 2 defending conference champions will happen on Thursday, Jan. 19 in Boston on TNT (7:30 p.m. ET).
Final Day of Regular Season
All 30 teams will play on the ultimate day of the regular season (Sunday, April 9). The seven games between Eastern Conference teams and the one interconference game (Rockets at Washington Wizards) will begin at 1 p.m. ET, and the seven games between Western Conference teams will start at 3:30 p.m. ET. ESPN will televise a doubleheader, with the matchups to be determined at a later date.
The estimated average miles traveled for the 2022-23 regular season has been reduced to 41,000 miles per team, a record low within the era with 30 teams and 82 games per team. This marks an estimated reduction of nearly 2,000 miles per team from last season’s previous all-time low of 43,000 miles traveled. In total, NBA teams are projected to travel greater than 50,000 fewer miles than last season.
The instances with no travel between games for teams on the road have increased by 66% from last season (88 from 53). The 88 no-travel instances include 55 instances of teams playing consecutive road games against the identical opponent and 33 instances of teams playing two games in a row in Los Angeles (against the Clippers and Lakers) or Latest York (against the Knicks and Nets).
Additional Schedule Highlights
All 30 teams are scheduled to make a minimum of one appearance on TNT or ESPN within the 2022-23 regular season. The NBA on TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV will present flexible scheduling throughout the regular season to supply probably the most compelling matchups to a national audience.
TNT will air 18 Tuesday doubleheaders and 13 Thursday doubleheaders through the regular season, with each Thursday doubleheader happening in January or later apart from the one during opening week. ESPN will televise 21 Wednesday doubleheaders and 13 Friday doubleheaders. All primetime doubleheaders across TNT and ESPN will again be played at 7:30 p.m. ET/10 p.m. ET.
ABC will present 15 regular-season games across Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons (excluding Christmas Day). NBA TV will televise greater than 100 live games through the regular season.
The 2023 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV and the 2023 Western Conference Finals can be exclusively televised by ABC and ESPN/ABC, respectively. TNT will exclusively televise the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals and the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, which can be played on Sunday, Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City.
ESPN Radio will broadcast 25 games within the regular season, including Lakers vs. Warriors on opening night, Bucks vs. Celtics and Grizzlies vs. Warriors on Christmas Day, and Heat vs. Hawks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It should also provide coverage from NBA All-Star and the NBA Finals.
NBA League Pass will offer live, out-of-market games all season through the NBA App, NBA.com, connected televisions and TV providers. Fans can unlock direct access to stream matchups featuring their favorite teams and players with NBA League Pass (blackout restrictions apply). For more information, visit NBA.com/leaguepass.
The regular season will feature 45 games that can air in primetime in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as a part of “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K23.”
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