Sport NBA schedule 2018-19: Marquee matchups and weekly series

00:30  11 august  2018
00:30  11 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The NBA gave us a first glimpse of the 2018 - 19 season on Wednesday by dropping its national TV schedule for opening week , Christmas Day, and Martin This season’s opening night, which will take place on October 16, will again feature two marquee matchups on TNT: Sixers vs. Celtics, and

NBA Schedule Release Date: 2018 - 19 and historical. Often, marquee games are announced first, so primetime matchups for the first week of the regular season as well as Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Day will be announced before complete schedules .

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The NBA's 2018-19 schedule released Friday is more player friendly than ever, further reducing back-to-back games and other difficult schedule issues.

According to the the NBA, teams will average 13.3 back-to-back games this season, down almost one-third from the 19.3 back-to-backs teams averaged in 2014-15. Also, for the second straight year, no team will play four games in five days.

Players and coaches will certainly welcome that news, while fans can look forward to many marquee matchups throughout the year, along with some regular weekly features.

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The season opens Oct. 16, and concludes April 10, 2019. Here are some of the intriguing matchups on the schedule:

— Week 4: Celtics at Jazz (Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) — Gordon Hayward faces his old team.

— Week 5: Warriors at Rockets (Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m. ET, TNT) — The Rockets will look for revenge against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season.

— Week 6: Lakers at Cavaliers (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN) — Cleveland fans will welcome home the player who brought them a championship.

— Week 11: 76ers at Jazz (Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT) — Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz host the talented young 76ers.

— Week 12: Raptors at Spurs (Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m. ET, TNT) — Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan will face their former teams.

— Week 14: Lakers at Rockets (Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC) — It's LeBron James vs. James Harden in primetime. The game opens ABC's fourth season of "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC." That series features eight games scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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College Football Weekly Schedule . College Softball World Series Bracket. NASCAR Schedule . When are the 2018 - 19 NBA Schedules Released? All the NBA schedules will provide dates, times, matchups and TV channels for each basketball game.

Additional 2018 - 19 Schedule Highlights The NBA on ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV will present flexible scheduling throughout the regular season to provide the most compelling matchups to a national audience.

— Week 16: Thunder at Celtics (Sunday, Jan. 27 2 p.m. ET ABC) — Russell Westbrook leads OKC into Beantown in the first game of ABC's six-game "Sunday Showcase on ABC."

In addition to games on ABC, ESPN and TNT, NBA TV will televise 30 doubleheaders as well as a tripleheader on April 7.

Also, NBA League Pass will offer up to 40 live, out-of-market games each week through connected televisions, the NBA App, NBA.com and B/R Live for fans who want to watch games outside their local markets (blackout restrictions apply).

The complete schedule for all 26 weeks and 1,230 NBA games can be found on NBA.com.

Jaylen Brown: Celtics going to NBA Finals in 2019, ‘no question about it’ .
Brown pointed out the amount of sheer talent on the Celtics roster with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward returning to full health.Brown, who broke out in his second NBA season a year ago, said on CJ McCollum's "Pull Up" podcast when asked about Boston’s outlook for 2018-19: "Oh, we're getting to the Finals. No question about it.

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