The NBA has today revealed the entire 2018-19 regular season schedule, including a breakdown of all the nationally televised game airing on ESPN, ABC and TNT. The league had already announced select games during the opening week, as well as Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but now we know the full 82-game slate for all 30 NBA teams.
ESPN has highlighted a number of notable games airing on their network, including:
- LeBron James plays his first home game with the Los Angeles Lakers as they host the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul on October 20
- Gordon Hayward will play against his former team, the Utah Jazz, for the first time as the Boston Celtics visit the Jazz on November 9
- New San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan plays his first game back in Toronto against the Raptors, now led by Kawhi Leonard, on Friday, February 22
- DeMarcus Cousins plays his former team as the Golden State Warriors host the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16
- LeBron James returns to Cleveland as the Lakers visit the Cavaliers; Golden State Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder in special Thanksgiving Eve doubleheader on Wednesday, November 21
Kawhi Leonard’s first game back in San Antonio as a member of the Raptors will come on January 3rd, airing on TNT. The 2018-19 NBA season will tip off on October 16 with a TNT double-header starting with the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers at 8pm ET, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
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