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What’s Rivals Week? Latest NBA schedule feature highlights Celtics vs. Lakers and other marquee matchups


When the NBA announced its schedule back in August, it revealed the debut of “Rivals Week” for the 2022-23 season.

Along with the standard marquee days of the NBA schedule like Opening Night, NBA Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NBA is attempting to place an emphasis on the league’s rivalries — each old and recent.

But what’s Rivals Week and when will it happen throughout the NBA season? The Sporting News has you covered with answers to those questions below.

What’s NBA Rivals Week?

Rivals Week will debut throughout the 2022-23 season, with the NBA keying in on classic and budding rivalries across the league.

Historic rivalries like Celtics versus Lakers will, in fact, be on display, but so will newly established rivalries just like the Warriors and Grizzlies.

Rivalry Week will span over five days with games being nationally broadcast across 4 networks in america: TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV.

When is NBA Rivals Week?

Rivals Week will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and run through Saturday, Jan. 28.

TNT will kick off Rivals Week with a Tuesday doubleheader and ABC will close Rivals Week with an exclusive tripleheader on Saturday.

You will discover the total schedule for Rivals Week below.

NBA Rivals Week schedule

Rivals Week will start with a doubleheader on TNT on Tuesday. It is going to proceed on Wednesday with one other doubleheader on ESPN, followed by a 3rd doubleheader on TNT on Thursday.

NBA TV will broadcast two Rivals Week games on Friday, and the week will wrap up with an action-packed tripleheader on ABC on Saturday.

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DateMatchupTime (ET)TV channel
Tuesday, Jan. 24Celtics at Heat7:30 p.m.TNT
Tuesday, Jan. 24Clippers at Lakers10 p.m.TNT
Wednesday, Jan. 25Nets at 76ers7:30 p.m.ESPN
Wednesday, Jan. 25Grizzlies at Warriors10 p.m.ESPN
Thursday, Jan. 26Knicks at Celtics7:30 p.m.TNT
Thursday, Jan. 26Mavericks at Suns10 p.m.TNT
Friday, Jan. 27Grizzlies at Timberwolves7:30 p.m.NBA TV
Friday, Jan. 27Raptors at Warriors10 p.m.NBA TV
Saturday, Jan. 28Nuggets at 76ers3 p.m.ABC
Saturday, Jan. 28Knicks at Nets5:30 p.m.ABC
Saturday, Jan. 28Lakers at Celtics8:30 p.m.ABC
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