Week 9 of the NBA regular season continues this weekend with a schedule of 5 games, including a national game in primetime. Tonight’s lineup includes a rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals when LeBron James’ Lakers host Jimmy Butler’s Heat, former 2-time NBA MVP Steph Curry returning home, and much more. Fans will be allowed at select games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch tonight’s NBA games below.
The Games – Start Times and Channel
|Game||Tip-off Time||TV Channel|
|Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets||8:00 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Bay Area, & Fox Sports Southeast|
|Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers||8:30 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls||9:00 p.m. ET||NBC Sports California, & NBC Sports Chicago|
|Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies||9:00 p.m. ET||Fox Sports Arizona, & Fox Sports Southeast|
|Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers||10:00 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Washington, & NBC Sports Northwest|
ABC will be home to tonight’s national game with a rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals tipping off at 8:30 p.m. ET when the 12-17 Heat face the 22-8 Lakers. LeBron James and the Lakers were victorious when these teams played in the postseason last year and are the favorites for tonight’s game. The Heat will be without Goran Dragic and will need a big game from Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro if they want to escape LA with a win.
A game that will garner the interest of NBA fans will be Steph Curry returning home. The 16-14 Warriors play the 13-15 Hornets in the Spectrum Center at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Bay Area and Fox Sports Southeast. The Warriors are coming off a loss against the 124-120 loss against the Orlando Magic. The Hornets haven’t played a game since Sunday because of the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols and it will be interesting to see if they will come out swinging tonight. Both teams are currently ranked 8th in their respective conferences and will need a win to stay in the playoff mix.
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.
ABC will be broadcasting the live telecast of tonight’s national game, which most households can watch for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what channels are available in your area with an antenna.
Viewers in one of the 29 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local ABC station for free with the service.
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.
|Channel||AT&T TV (*Starts at $85/mo.)||fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)||Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)||Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)||Vidgo(*Starts at $55/mo.)||Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)|
|Fox Sports Regional Networks||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|*NBC Sports Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
*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.