The NBA Has Released Its 2022–2023 Season Schedule

The NBA today unveiled the full 2022–23 regular season game schedule as well as the broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV, and ESPN Radio. The full schedule and team-by-team schedules can be seen at NBA.com/schedule and are attached.

The 77th NBA regular season will begin on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, and end on Sunday, April 9, 2023. There will be 82 games played by each team. The 2023 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel will begin on Saturday, April 15, after the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament concludes on Friday, April 14. The opening game of the 2023 NBA Finals, presented by YouTube TV, is set for June 1st.

2022 Kia NBA Tip-Off

As part of Kia NBA Tip-Off 2022, eight national television games will be broadcast during the first four days of the 2022–23 NBA regular season (October 18–21), with TNT and ESPN airing two doubleheaders each. These games will feature 12 different teams, three playoff rematches from 2022, 15 NBA All-Star choices from last season, and rosters that contain seven Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award winners.

The start of the regular season on TNT on Tuesday, October 18 will mark Turner Sports’ 39th consecutive year of NBA programming. The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Boston Celtics, the current Eastern Conference champions, in the opening game (7:30 p.m. ET).

The Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champions, will receive their championship rings before taking against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second game (10 p.m. ET).

On Wednesday, October 19, ESPN will open its 21st consecutive season of NBA coverage with a doubleheader that starts with the Memphis Grizzlies playing the New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET). The Dallas Mavericks will travel to the Phoenix Suns for the second contest, which is a rematch of a 2022 Western Conference Semifinals matchup (10 p.m. ET).

The Lakers take on the LA Clippers, and the 76ers host the Milwaukee Bucks, in TNT’s second opening-week doubleheader on Thursday, Oct. 20. (10 p.m. ET). The Celtics will visit the Miami Heat on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the Denver Nuggets will play the Warriors in San Francisco at 10 p.m. ET. These two games are rematches from the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals and 2022 Western Conference First Round, respectively.

On Saturday, October 22, NBA TV will begin its live game coverage for the 2022–23 season with a doubleheader that features the Mavericks hosting the Grizzlies (6 p.m. ET) and the San Antonio Spurs travelling to the 76ers (8:30 p.m. ET). On Sunday, October 23, when the Suns play the Clippers on NBA TV, the national broadcast schedule for the first week of the season will come to an end (10 p.m. ET).

Christmas Day

For the fifteenth consecutive year, five games will be played on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25), with ESPN or ABC airing each game. On Christmas Day, the Knicks and 76ers will face off in the 75th NBA game, which will begin on ESPN (noon ET).

The next three games will be broadcast on both ESPN and ABC. The Lakers will play the Mavericks at 2:30 p.m. ET, the Celtics will face the Bucks in a rematch of the 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals at 5 p.m. ET, and the Grizzlies will play the Warriors on Christmas Day for the first time (8 p.m. ET). The Suns and Nuggets game from Denver will be the final game on Christmas Day on ESPN (10:30 p.m. ET).

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