Your 2020-21 NBA National TV Schedule Is Here

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
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After a short offseason and preseason, the NBA tips off the 2020-21 regular season, which has been shortened to 72 games due to COVID-19.

TNT has coverage of opening night on Tuesday, December 22, featuring Stephen Curry‘s return to the court as his Golden State Warriors visit Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. The nightcap has Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers vs. LeBron James (pictured) and the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.

In October, the Lakers won the franchise’s 17th title with a 4-2 NBA Finals series win over the Miami Heat.

ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV and regional sports networks air NBA games throughout the season. The schedule has been announced through early March 2021, with the remaining games to be announced later.

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Highlights of the season’s first half include five national TV games on Christmas Day and five games on the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday on January 18. An NBA Finals rematch between the Lakers and Heat airs in primetime on ABC Saturday, February 20.

2020-21 NBA NATIONAL TV SCHEDULE (FIRST HALF)

All Times Eastern. Schedule Subject to Change. Games After March 4 to Be Announced.

Tuesday, December 22
7pm: Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets, TNT
10pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT

Wednesday, December 23
10:30pm: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns, ESPN
7:30pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics, TNT

Friday, December 25
12pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat, ESPN
2:30pm: Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks, ABC
5pm: Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics, ABC
8pm: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers, ABC & ESPN
10:30pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets, ESPN

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Saturday, December 26
5pm: Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies, NBA TV
7:30pm: Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks, NBA TV
10pm: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Sunday, December 27
3:30pm: Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers, NBA TV
7pm: Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets, NBA TV
10pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers, NBA TV

Monday, December 28
7:30pm: Memphis Grizzlies at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
10pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers, NBA TV

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Tuesday, December 29
7:30pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat, TNT
10pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns, TNT

Wednesday, December 30
7:30pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat, NBA TV
10pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers, NBA TV

Thursday, December 31
6:30pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic, NBA TV
9pm: Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz, NBA TV

Friday, January 1
8pm: Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV
10:30pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Saturday, January 2
5pm: Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets, NBA TV
7:30pm: Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV

Sunday, January 3
3pm: Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons, NBA TV
6pm: Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
8:30pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Tuesday, January 5
8pm: Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies, NBA TV
10:30pm: Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 6
7:30pm: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, ESPN
10pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Thursday, January 7
7:30pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets, TNT
10pm: Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Friday, January 8
7:30pm: Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN
10pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Saturday, January 9
3pm: Denver Nuggets at Philadelphia 76ers, NBA TV
7pm: Miami Heat at Washington Wizards, NBA TV

Sunday, January 10
3pm: Utah Jazz at Detroit Pistons, NBA TV
7pm: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics, NBA TV

Monday, January 11
8:30pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks, NBA TV

Tuesday, January 12
8pm: Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets, NBA TV
10:30pm: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 13
7:30pm: Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks, ESPN
10pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN

Thursday, January 14
7:30pm: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
10pm: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Friday, January 15
7:30pm: Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN
10pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN

Saturday, January 16
5pm: Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV
7:30pm: Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors, NBA TV

Sunday, January 17
1pm: New York Knicks at Boston Celtics, NBA TV
7pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City, NBA TV
10pm: Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers, NBA TV

Monday, January 18
12pm: Orlando Magic at New York Knicks, NBA TV
2:30pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks, NBA TV
5pm: Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies, TNT
7:30pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets, TNT
10pm: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT

Tuesday, January 19
9pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 20
7pm: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
9:30pm: Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets, ESPN

Thursday, January 21
7:30pm: Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz, TNT

Friday, January 22
7:30pm: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10pm: Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns, ESPN

Saturday, January 23
5pm: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz, NBA TV
7:30pm: Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV

Sunday, January 24
3:30pm: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers, NBA TV
7:30pm: Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks, NBA TV

Monday, January 25
7:30pm: Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets, NBA TV
10pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors, NBA TV

Tuesday, January 26
8pm: Washington Wizards at Houston Rockets, NBA TV

Wednesday, January 27
7:30pm: Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10pm: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Thursday, January 28
7pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat, TNT
9:30pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets, TNT

Friday, January 29
7:30pm: Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN
10pm: Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Sunday, January 31
3:30pm: Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV
7pm: Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards, NBA TV

Monday, February 1
8:30pm: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 2
7:30pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets, TNT
10pm: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors, TNT

Wednesday, February 3
7pm: Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN
9:30pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns, ESPN

Thursday, February 4
7:30pm: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks, TNT
10pm: Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT

Friday, February 5
7:30pm: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
10pm: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN

Saturday, February 6
5pm: Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings, NBA TV
8:30pm: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks, ABC

Sunday, February 7
2pm: Boston Celtics at Phoenix Suns, NBA TV

Monday, February 8
7pm: Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets, NBA TV
9:30pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 9
7:30pm: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans, TNT
10pm: Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz, TNT

Wednesday, February 10
7:30pm: Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks, ESPN
10pm: Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns, ESPN

Thursday, February 11
7:30pm: Miami Heat at Houston Rockets, TNT
10pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers, TNT

Friday, February 12
7:30pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks, ESPN
10pm: Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN

Saturday, February 13
5pm: Philadelphia 76ers at Phoenix Suns, NBA TV
8:30pm: Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors, ABC

Sunday, February 14
7:30pm: Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets, NBA TV
10pm: Cleveland at Los Angeles Clippers, NBA TV

Monday, February 15
7pm: Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards, NBA TV
10pm: Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 16
7:30pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies, TNT
10pm: Brooklyn Nets at Phoenix Suns, TNT

Wednesday, February 17
7:30pm: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
10pm: Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors, ESPN

Thursday, February 18
7:30pm: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT
10pm: Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT

Friday, February 19
7pm: Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
9:30pm: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets, ESPN

Saturday, February 20
5pm: San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks, NBA TV
8:30pm: Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers, ABC

Sunday, February 21
8pm: Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN

Monday, February 22
7pm: San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers, NBA TV
10pm: Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers, NBA TV

Tuesday, February 23
7:30pm: Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks, TNT
10pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets, TNT

Wednesday, February 24
7:30pm: Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat, ESPN
10pm: Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz, ESPN

Thursday, February 25
7pm: Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers, TNT
9:30pm: New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks, TNT

Friday, February 26
7:30pm: Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics, ESPN
10pm: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN

Saturday, February 27
6pm: New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs, NBA TV
8:30pm: Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets, ABC

Sunday, February 28
8pm: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN

Monday, March 1
8pm: Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans, NBA TV
10:30pm: Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers, NBA TV

Tuesday, March 2
7:30pm: Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics, TNT
10pm: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT

Wednesday, March 3
7:30pm: Brooklyn Nets at Houston Rockets, ESPN
10pm: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN

Thursday, March 4
7pm: Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics, TNT
9:30pm: Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans, TNT