How to Watch Bulls at Hornets, Celtics at 76ers & More NBA Games January 21, 2021

Week 5 of the 2020-21 NBA regular season continues with a packed lineup of 11 games tonight. Teams from both conferences and all divisions will be in action tonight. NBA on ESPN will be the home of tonight’s national doubleheader with both games being possible playoff series previews. Don’t miss a single one of tonight’s crossovers or dunks by finding out how to watch all of tonight’s NBA games below.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

GamesTip-off timeChannel
Bulls at Hornets7 p.m. ETFox Sports Southeast and NBC Sports Chicago
Rockets at Pistons7 p.m. ETAT&T SportsNet Southwest and Fox Sports Detroit
Magic at Pacers7 p.m ETFox Sports Florida and Fox Sports Indiana
Nets at Cavaliers 7:30 p.m. ETYES Network and Fox Sports Ohio
Celtics at 76ers7:30 p.m. ETESPN, NBC Sports Boston, and NBC Sports Philadelphia
Heat at Raptors7:30 p.m. ETFox Sports Sun and TSN
Hawks at Timberwolves8 p.m. ETFox Sports Southeast and Fox Sports North
Mavericks at Spurs8:30 p.m. ETFox Sports Southwest
Nuggets at Suns10 p.m. ETESPN, Altitude, and Fox Sports Arizona
Thunder at Clippers10 p.m. ETFox Sports Oklahoma and Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Knicks at Kings10 p.m. ETMSG Network and NBC Sports California 

ESPN is the home of tonight’s national doubleheader with two exciting matchups. The early game tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET when the 8-5 Boston Celtics travel to the Wells Fargo Center to avenge their Wednesday night 117-109 loss to their Atlantic Division rivals the 10-5 Philadelphia 76ers. A Western Conference showdown between the 7-7 Denver Nuggets and the 8-5Phoenix Suns will directly follow at 10 p.m. ET.

Around the league, there are a few games to look out for. Another rematch from Wednesday night is scheduled for tonight between the 9-7 Brooklyn Nets and 7-7 Cleveland Cavaliers. When these 2 teams played Wednesday, Brooklyn’s Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden was not enough to defeat a young Cavs team in double overtime as the Cavs pulled off a 147-135 victory. Local fans can watch this game on Fox Sports Ohio and the YES Network.

The LaMelo Ball Show heads to the United Center, as two 6-8 teams face-off, when his Charlotte Hornets tip-off against the Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. ET. The Hornets haven’t played a single game this week due to their Wednesday night game being postponed due to the league’s COVID protocols. Fans can watch this game on NBC Sports Chicago and Fox Sports Southeast.

A Texas-size throwdown in the Western Conference between the 7-7 Dallas Mavericks and 8-7 San Antonio Spurs will tip-off at 8:30 p.m. ET. It’s early in the season, but both teams are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, as losing this game in San Antonio may come back to haunt them in the future. Fox Sports Southwest will handle the broadcast of this game.

Where to watch all of today’s NBA games

With a full schedule of NBA games across the country, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from tip-off to the last shot.

NBA TV: Fans can get a free 7-day trial with an NBA TV subscription for only $6.99/month or $59.99/year to watch nationally broadcasted games on the only network with 24/7 NBA coverage.

NBA League Pass: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by NBA League Pass. For $119.99/yr. or $17.99/mo. fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Team Pass. Catch every game from any out-of-market team for only $28.99/mo. or $199/yr. with League Pass. Upgrade to a commercial-free experience with League Pass Premium and watch every game from an out-of-market team for only $249.99/yr. or $39.99 mo. Don’t miss a game this season and check out our in-depth coverage on NBA League Pass.

Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.

ChannelAT&T TV (*Starts at $85/mo.)fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $54.99/mo.)Sling TV (*Starts at $30/mo.)Vidgo(*Starts at $55/mo.)Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)
AltitudeYesNoNoNoNoNo
ESPNYesYesYesYesYesYes
*Fox Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNoNo
*NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesYesNoYes
AT&T SportsNet SouthwestYesYesNoNoNoNo
*MSG NetworkYesYesNoNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNoNo

*Due to the NBA’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location and package.