NBA releases 2018-2019 National TV Schedule for key games

The NBA has unveiled its 2018-2019 National TV schedule for the opening week of the 2018-19 regular season, Christmas Day games on ESPN networks, and three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT. The NBA plans to open its season on October 16, 2018, with the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers. The Golden State Warriors will receive their rings and be tested against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena.

With a new sheriff in town, LeBron James will open up the season on the road with his Los Angeles Lakers tipping off in Portland against Damian Lillard and the Trailblazers, October 18th, 2018. Below is the list of the full schedule for the mentioned dates above.

 

2018-19 Opening Week

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Sixers vs. Celtics | 8 p.m. ET | TNT

Thunder vs. Warriors | 10:30 p.m. ET | TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Pelicans vs. Rockets | 8 p.m. ET | ESPN

Mavericks vs. Suns | 10:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

Thursday, Oct. 18

Bulls vs. Sixers | 8 p.m. ET | TNT

Lakers vs. Trail Blazers | 10:30 p.m. ET | TNT

Friday, Oct. 19

Celtics vs. Raptors | 8 p.m. ET | ESPN

Warriors vs. Jazz | 10:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

Saturday, Oct. 20

Raptors vs. Wizards | 7 p.m. ET | NBA TV

Rockets vs. Lakers | 10:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

Sunday, Oct. 21

Rockets vs. Clippers | 9 p.m. ET | NBA TV

Christmas Day 2018 (Dec. 25)

Bucks vs. Knicks | Noon ET | ESPN

Thunder vs. Rockets | 3 p.m. ET | ABC

Sixers vs. Celtics | 5:30 p.m. ET | ABC

Lakers vs. Warriors | 8 p.m. ET | ABC/ESPN

Trail Blazers vs. Jazz | 10:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21, 2019)

Pelicans vs. Grizzlies | 5:30 p.m. ET | TNT

Rockets vs. Sixers | 8 p.m. ET | TNT

Warriors vs. Lakers | 10:30 p.m. ET | TNT

Source: NBA.com