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TNT Sports reveals first NBA broadcast games

October 23, 2023

TNT Sports’ coverage of the NBA in the UK & Ireland tips off on Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning (BST) with a dazzling double-header featuring some of the game’s greatest-ever players featuring the likes of Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant on opening night.NBA champions Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers (00:30 BST) with the second game on the opening day of the regular season pairing the new-look Golden State Warriors with the Phoenix Suns.Tuesday’s pre-game coverage, starting at 23:00 (BST) on TNT Sports 2 and discovery+ with TNT NBA Tip-Off, will be led by the Sports Emmy Award-winning studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith. The night’s coverage will include the Denver Nuggets’ ring ceremony.Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst), and Allie LaForce (reporter) will call Tuesday’s Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers game, followed by Ian Eagle (play-by-play) Stan Van Gundy (analyst) and Stephanie Ready (reporter) for the Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns clash. Throughout the season, TNT Sports in the UK & Ireland will broadcast every episode of Inside The NBA – providing basketball fans with best-in-class analysis from some of the sharpest minds in the game including O’Neal, Barkley, Smith and Johnson. The first episode of Inside The NBA – live and direct from the United States – airs on TNT Sports 2 at 05:30 on Wednesday 25 October.The New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and the Milwaukee Bucks all feature on TNT Sports in week one of the regular season before Friday’s live coverage will give viewers access to the first NBA 360 of the season via the TNT Sports Red Button – five-hours of live, back-to-back basketball taking fans to where the best of that day’s action is. Speaking on the eve of the new season, former Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans coach and TNT Sports analyst Stan Van Gundy, said: “I think we’ve got a great NBA season upcoming. We said it last year, but even more so this year, it’s really up for grabs. We’ve got a lot of teams that can be in contention to win it.“We’ve got incredible storylines across the league with some changes…Denver trying to repeat. I can’t wait to get started, I think that this is going to be a really exciting year – right from the opening night all the way through to the rest of the year.”TNT Sports – the new home for the NBA in the UK and Ireland – can announce its full live broadcast schedule for the first two weeks of the season (all times BST and simulcast on discovery+).Week 1Wednesday 25 October, 00:30, LA Lakers @ Denver Nuggets on TNT Sports 2Wednesday 25 October, 03:00, Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors on TNT Sports 2Thursday 26 October, 00:00, Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks on TNT Sports 1Thursday 26 October, 02:30, Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs on TNT Sports 1Friday 27 October, 00:30, Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks on TNT Sports 1 Friday 27 October, 03:00, Phoenix Suns @ LA Lakers on TNT Sports 1Friday 27 October – NBA 360 on the TNT Sports Red ButtonSaturday 28 October, 00:30, Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics on TNT Sports 3Sunday 29 October, 00:00, New York Knicks @ New Orleans Pelicans on TNT Sports 2Sunday 29 October, 19:30, Denver Nuggets @ Oklahoma City Thunder on TNT Sports 3Week 2Tuesday 31 October, 00:00, Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks on TNT Sports 3Tuesday 31 October, 23:30, New York Knicks @ Cleveland Cavaliers on TNT Sports 2Wednesday 1 November, 02:00, San Antonio Spurs @ Phoenix Suns on TNT Sports 2Thursday 2 November, 02:00, LA Clippers @ LA Lakers on TNT Sports 2Thursday 2 November, 23:00, Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers on TNT Sports 2 Saturday 4 November, 02:00, Dallas Mavericks @ Denver Nuggets on TNT Sports 3Saturday 4 November, 17:00, Phoenix Suns @ Philadelphia 76ers on TNT Sports 2Sunday 5 November, 20:30, Toronto Raptors @ San Antonio Spurs on TNT Sports 3Sunday 5 November, 23:00, Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers on TNT Sports 1 TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland will broadcast 250 live NBA games throughout the regular season games as part of a new multi-year deal, in addition to other marquee Events such as the inaugural In-Season Tournament, Playoffs, Finals and NBA All-Star game.

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