ESPN & ABC Combine for Biggest NBA Regular-Season Schedule Ever

ESPN & ABC Combine for Biggest NBA Regular-Season Schedule Ever

ESPN & ABC Combine for Biggest NBA Regular-Season Schedule Ever

SPN and ABC, in its 16th consecutive season of NBA coverage, will combine to deliver its biggest NBA regular-season schedule ever, featuring 104 nationally televised games during the 2017-18 season. The schedule will include 87 games on ESPN, generally tied to prime-time doubleheaders on Wednesday and Friday nights, plus 17 games on ABC, highlighted by the NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and the NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC franchises. In the heart of the NBA season, ESPN and ABC will combine to nationally televise six NBA games per week across four days per week. All games are also streamed live on the ESPN App.

NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC will return for its third season, starting Jan. 20. All NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC broadcasts air at 8:30 p.m. ET and are preceded by 30-minute editions of NBA COUNTDOWN at 8 p.m. The series will tip off with the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant visiting the Houston Rockets and James Harden. The series will include several appearances by the Warriors as they face marquee opponents such as the Boston Celtics, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs. Here is the full schedule:

NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC - (8:30 p.m.)

Date Game
Jan. 20 Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
Jan. 27 Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors
Feb. 3 Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Feb. 10 San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
Feb. 24 Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
Mar. 3 Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets
Mar. 10 San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder
Apr. 7 Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets

The NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC will return on SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 4, when the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook host the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball, who will be making his first ABC appearance. The schedule includes an Eastern Conference showdown between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics on Feb. 11. The NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC generally airs at 3:30 p.m. ET with 30-minute editions of NBA COUNTDOWN preceding the game. The full schedule is below:

NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC - (Generally at 3:30 p.m.)

Date Game
Feb. 4 Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder (2 p.m.)
Feb. 11 Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
Feb. 25 San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers
Mar. 11 Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves
Apr. 1 Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs

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