NBA Schedule for 2020 Season: The official continuation of the NBA‘s 2019-20 season in the Orlando bubble is Thursday night with a doubleheader highlighting Pelicans vs. Jazz and Lakers vs. Clippers, but Friday’s nonstop basketball lineup is the first in what will be 15 consecutive days.

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Each one of the 22 teams that have been invited to restart the NBA season after four more months away from the court are expected to play eight seeding games until the playoffs start in mid-August. Which implies the NBA had to load up to six games a day for a couple of weeks — a wonderful sight for basketball fans.

National television coverage of the Orlando bubble NBA games will be shown across four separate networks — ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBATV — and Friday’s schedule features the first of a series of ESPN doubleheaders. For those who have access to both NBATV for ESPN will be provided with a tripleheader on national TV Friday.

Here’s a full TV schedule for the first two nights of NBA games during the resumption of the 2020 season, featuring start times and networks for national coverage on Thursday and Friday.

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On Thursday night, TNT landed Lakers’ high-profile Western Conference matchup vs. Clippers, but ESPN gets Celtics vs. Bucks as an Eastern Conference showcase to kick off its Friday doubleheader. Rockets vs. Mavericks is expected to be a fun network night cap.

July 30, Thursday

Game Time (ET) National TV 
Pelicans vs. Jazz 6:30 p.m. TNT
Lakers vs. Clippers 9:30 p.m. TNT

July 31, Friday

Game Time (ET) National TV 
Magic vs. Nets 2:30 p.m.
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers 4 p.m. NBA TV, fuboTV
Suns vs. Wizards 4 p.m.
Celtics vs. Bucks 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Kings vs. Spurs 8 p.m.
Rockets vs. Mavericks 9 p.m. ESPN

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How to Watch, Live NBA Games

ESPN and TNT are accessible from almost all cable companies in the United States but only Verizon (channels 89 and 589) and Comcast (channels 734 and 478) sell NBATV.


For those whose cable / satellite services include ESPN and TNT, live stream broadcasts of the NBA games of those networks can be found on the ESPN application and the Watch TNT app, respectively.

There are four big OTT TV distribution services for those that do not have a cable or satellite subscription, which carry both ESPN and TNT — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. For these four, Hulu and YouTubeTV are offering free trial choices.

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Among these four providers, Hulu is the only one not carrying NBATV. NBATV is broadcast by FuboTV but not by ESPN or TNT.

All NBA seeding games played in Orlando will also be accessible to steam at a discounted price ($28.99) with the NBA League Pass, as there are so few games remaining in the season. But in local markets, games on the NBA League Pass are blacked out.

NBA Schedule 2020 Season

The regular-season schedule for the entire 2020 NBA containing tip-off times and television channels is listed below by year. Times and TV channels have not yet been announced for the final two days of seeding play.

July 30

Game Time (ET) National TV 
Jazz vs. Pelicans 6:30 p.m TNT
Clippers vs. Lakers 9 p.m. TNT

July 31

Game Time (ET) National TV 
Magic vs. Nets 2:30 p.m.
Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers 4 p.m. NBA TV
Suns vs. Wizards 4 p.m.
Celtics vs. Bucks 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Kings vs. Spurs 8 p.m.
Rockets vs. Mavericks 9 p.m. ESPN

August 1

Game Time (ET) National TV
Heat vs. Nuggets 1 p.m. ESPN
Jazz vs. Thunder 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Pelicans vs. Clippers 6 p.m. ESPN
76ers vs. Pacers 7 p.m.
Lakers vs. Raptors 8:30 p.m. ESPN

August 2

Game Time (ET) National TV
Wizards vs. Nets 2 p.m.
Trail Blazers vs. Celtics 3:30 p.m. ABC
Spurs vs. Grizzlies 4 p.m.
Kings vs. Magic 6 p.m. NBA TV
Bucks vs. Rockets 8:30 p.m. ABC
Mavericks vs. Suns 9 p.m.

August 3

Game Time (ET) National TV
Raptors vs. Heat 1:30 p.m. NBA TV
Nuggets vs. Thunder 4 p.m. NBA TV
Pacers vs. Wizards 4 p.m.
Grizzlies vs. Pelicans 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Spurs vs. 76ers 8 p.m.
Lakers vs. Jazz 9 p.m. ESPN


August 4

Game Time (ET) National TV
Nets vs. Bucks 1:30 p.m. NBA TV
Mavericks vs. Kings 2:30 p.m.
Suns vs. Clippers 4 p.m. NBA TV
Magic vs. Pacers 6 p.m.
Celtics vs. Heat 6:30 p.m. TNT
Rockets vs. Trail Blazers 9 p.m. TNT

August 5

Game Time (ET) National TV
Grizzlies vs. Jazz 2:30 p.m.
76ers vs. Wizards 4 p.m. NBA TV
Nuggets vs. Spurs 4 p.m.
Thunder vs. Lakers 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Raptors vs. Magic 8 p.m.
Nets vs. Celtics 9 p.m. ESPN


August 6

Game Time (ET) National TV
Pelicans vs. Kings 1:30 p.m. NBA TV
Heat vs. Bucks 4 p.m. TNT
Pacers vs. Suns 4 p.m.
Clippers vs. Mavericks 6:30 p.m. TNT
Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets 8 p.m.
Lakers vs. Rockets 9 p.m. TNT

August 7

Game Time (ET) National TV
Jazz vs. Spurs 1 p.m.
Thunder vs. Grizzlies 4 p.m. NBA TV
Kings vs. Nets 5 p.m.
Magic vs. 76ers 6:30 p.m. TNT
Wizards vs. Pelicans 8 p.m.
Celtics vs. Raptors 9 p.m. TNT


August 8

Game Time (ET) National TV
Clippers vs. Trail Blazers 1 p.m. TNT
Jazz vs. Nuggets 3:30 p.m. TNT
Lakers vs. Pacers 6 p.m. TNT
Suns vs. Heat 7:30 p.m.
Bucks vs. Mavericks 8:30 p.m. ESPN

August 9

Game Time (ET) National TV
Wizards vs. Thunder 12:30 p.m.
Grizzlies vs. Raptors 2 p.m.
Spurs vs. Pelicans 3 p.m. ABC
Magic vs. Celtics 5 p.m.
76ers vs. Trail Blazers 6:30 p.m. NBA TV
Rockets vs. Kings 8 p.m.
Nets vs. Clippers 9 p.m. NBA TV


August 10

Game Time (ET) National TV
Thunder vs. Suns 2:30 p.m.
Mavericks vs. Jazz 3 p.m. NBA TV
Raptors vs. Bucks 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Pacers vs. Heat 8 p.m.
Nuggets vs. Lakers 9 p.m. TNT

August 11

Game Time (ET) National TV
Nets vs. Magic 1 p.m.
Rockets vs. Spurs 2 p.m. NBA TV
Suns vs. 76ers 4:30 p.m.
Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks 5 p.m.
Celtics vs. Grizzlies 6:30 p.m. TNT
Pelicans vs. Kings 9 p.m. TNT
Bucks vs. Wizards 9 p.m.


August 12

Game Time (ET) National TV
Pacers vs. Rockets 4 p.m. NBA TV
Raptors vs. 76ers 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Heat vs. Thunder 8 p.m.
Clippers vs. Nuggets 9 p.m. ESPN

August 13

Game Time (ET)  National TV
Wizards vs. Celtics TBD TBD
Trail Blazers vs. Nets TBD TBD
Kings vs. Lakers TBD TBD
Bucks vs. Grizzlies TBD TBD
Pelicans vs. Magic TBD TBD
Mavericks vs. Suns TBD TBD
Spurs vs. Jazz TBD TBD


August 14

Game Time (ET)  National TV
76ers vs. Rockets TBD TBD
Heat vs. Pacers TBD TBD
Thunder vs. Clippers TBD TBD
Nuggets vs. Raptors TBD TBD


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