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NBA Games Today: Full TV schedule for 2020 season restart on TNT, ESPN and more channels

The official restart of the 2019-20 season in the NBA’s Orlando bubble is Thursday night with a doubleheader with Pelicans vs. Jazz and Lakers vs. Clippers, but Friday’s series of NBA games is the first of 15 consecutive days of non-stop basketball.

Each of the 22 teams invited to resume the NBA season after more than four months away from the field is scheduled to play eight seeding games before the playoffs begin in mid-August. That means the NBA had to pack up to six games a day in a matter of weeks – a wonderful sight for basketball fans.

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National TV broadcasts of the NBA games from the Orlando bubble are shown by four different networks – ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBATV – and Friday’s program features the first of a handful of ESPN doubleheaders. And those who have access to NBATV and ESPN will be treated to a national TV triple header on Friday.

Here’s a full TV schedule for the first two nights of NBA games during the restart of the 2020 season, including start times and channels for the national broadcasts on Thursday and Friday.

NBA games today

TNT delivered the high-profile Western Conference-game of Lakers vs. Thursday-evening. Clippers, but ESPN gets Celtics vs. Bucks as an Eastern Conference showcase to open Friday night. Rockets vs. Mavericks will be a fun nightcap for the network.

Thursday, July 30

GameTime (ET)National TV
Pelicans versus jazz6:30 PMTNT
Lakers vs. Clippers9.30 pmTNT

Friday, July 31

GameTime (ET)National TV
Magic versus nets2.30 pm
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers4:00 PMNba tv, fuboTV
Suns vs. Wizards4:00 PM
Celtics vs. Bucks6:30 PMESPN
Kings vs. Spurs8 pm
Rockets vs. Mavericks9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

Live streaming NBA games

ESPN and TNT are available from almost all U.S. cable providers, but NBATV is only offered by Verizon (channels 89 and 589) and Comcast (channels 734 and 478).

For those who have included ESPN and TNT in their cable / satellite plans, live stream presentations of the NBA games from those networks can be found in the ESPN app and the Watch TNT app, respectively.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four main OTT TV streaming options that carry both ESPN and TNT – Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.

Below are links to each.

Of the four services, Hulu is the only one that does not have NBATV. FuboTV has NBATV but no ESPN or TNT.

All NBA seeding games played in Orlando are also available through Steam NBA League Pass at a discounted price ($ 28.99) because there are so few games left in the season. However, games on the NBA League Pass are excluded in local markets.

NBA schedule 2020

The full NBA schedule for the 2020 regular season, including tip times and TV channels, is listed below by date.

Times and TV channels for the last two days of seeding games have not yet been announced.

July 30

GameTime (ET)National TV
Jazz versus pelicans6:30 PMTNT
Clippers vs. Lakers9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

July 31

GameTime (ET)National TV
Magic versus nets2.30 pm
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers4:00 PMNBA TV
Suns vs. Wizards4:00 PM
Celtics vs. Bucks6:30 PMESPN
Kings vs. Spurs8 pm
Rockets vs. Mavericks9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

1 August

GameTime (ET)National TV
Heat vs. Nuggets1 o’clock in the afternoonESPN
Jazz vs. Thunder3.30 pmESPN
Pelicans vs. Clippers6:00 PMESPN
76ers vs. Pacers19:00
Lakers vs. Raptors8:30 in the eveningESPN

August 2

GameTime (ET)National TV
Wizards vs. nets14 hours
Trail Blazers vs. Celtics3.30 pmABC
Spurs vs. Grizzlies4:00 PM
Kings vs. Magic6:00 PMNBA TV
Bucks vs. missiles8:30 in the eveningABC
Mavericks vs. Suns9 o’clock in the evening

3 August

GameTime (ET)National TV
Raptors vs. Heat1:30 PMNBA TV
Nuggets vs. Thunder4:00 PMNBA TV
Pacers vs. Wizards4:00 PM
Grizzlies vs. pelicans6:30 PMESPN
Spurs vs. 76ers8 pm
Lakers vs. Jazz9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

August 4

GameTime (ET)National TV
Nets vs. Bucks1:30 PMNBA TV
Mavericks vs. Kings2.30 pm
Suns vs. Clippers4:00 PMNBA TV
Magic vs. Pacers6:00 PM
Celtics vs. Heat6:30 PMTNT
Rockets vs. Trail Blazers9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August 5

GameTime (ET)National TV
Grizzlies vs. Jazz2.30 pm
76ers vs. Wizards4:00 PMNBA TV
Nuggets versus tracks4:00 PM
Thunder vs. Lakers6:30 PMESPN
Raptors vs. Magic8 pm
Nets vs. Celtics9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

August 6

GameTime (ET)National TV
Pelicans vs. kings1:30 PMNBA TV
Heat vs. Bucks4:00 PMTNT
Pacers vs. Suns4:00 PM
Clippers vs. Mavericks6:30 PMTNT
Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets8 pm
Lakers vs. Rockets9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August 7

GameTime (ET)National TV
Jazz vs. tracks1 o’clock in the afternoon
Thunder vs. Grizzlies4:00 PMNBA TV
Kings vs. nets5:00 PM
Magic vs. 76ers6:30 PMTNT
Wizards vs. Pelicans8 pm
Celtics vs. Raptors9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August the 8th

GameTime (ET)National TV
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers1 o’clock in the afternoonTNT
Jazz vs. Nuggets3.30 pmTNT
Lakers vs. Pacers6:00 PMTNT
Sunbathing versus heat7:30 PM
Bucks vs. Mavericks8:30 in the eveningESPN

August 9

GameTime (ET)National TV
Wizards vs. Thunder12:30 PM
Grizzlies vs. Raptors14 hours
Spurs vs. pelicans3 pmABC
Magic vs. Celtics5:00 PM
76ers vs. Trail Blazers6:30 PMNBA TV
Missiles vs. kings8 pm
Nets vs. Clippers9 o’clock in the eveningNBA TV

10 August

GameTime (ET)National TV
Thunder versus sunbathing2.30 pm
Mavericks vs. Jazz3 pmNBA TV
Raptors vs. Bucks6:30 PMESPN
Pacers vs. Heat8 pm
Nuggets vs. Lakers9 o’clock in the eveningTNT

August 11

GameTime (ET)National TV
Nets vs. magic1 o’clock in the afternoon
Missiles versus tracks14 hoursNBA TV
Suns vs. 76ers4:30 in the afternoon
Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks5:00 PM
Celtics vs. Grizzlies6:30 PMTNT
Pelicans vs. kings9 o’clock in the eveningTNT
Bucks vs. wizards9 o’clock in the evening

August 12

GameTime (ET)National TV
Pacers versus missiles4:00 PMNBA TV
Raptors vs. 76ers6:30 PMESPN
Heat vs. Thunder8 pm
Clippers vs. Nuggets9 o’clock in the eveningESPN

August 13

GameTime (ET) National TV
Wizards vs. CelticsTBDTBD
Trail blazers versus netsTBDTBD
Kings vs. LakersTBDTBD
Bucks vs. GrizzliesTBDTBD
Pelicans versus magicTBDTBD
Mavericks vs. SunsTBDTBD
Spurs vs. JazzTBDTBD

August 14

GameTime (ET)National TV
76ers vs. RocketsTBDTBD
Heat vs. PacersTBDTBD
Thunder vs. ClippersTBDTBD
Nuggets vs RaptorsTBDTBD

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