The last week of the NBA preseason has finally arrived. As the league prepares to celebrate its upcoming 75th season, players will have one more shot to make the final roster or secure a spot on a developmental team in the NBA G-League.
With it being the last week of the preseason, expect to see players get adjusted on their new teams. Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving will not be able to get play with his teammates in Brooklyn due to his vaccination status. The Golden State Warriors will play on national TV this week but it remains to be seen if SG Klay Thompson will make his return during the preseason.
With a full slate of games across the league throughout the week, cord cutters have plenty of options when it comes to watching their favorite NBA team without cable.
The Games – Start Times and Channel
Monday, October 11
|Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors||7:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, Rockets.com, & TSN4|
|Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat||7:30 p.m. ET||League Pass, Bally Sports Southeast, & Bally Sports Sun|
|Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers||8:00 p.m. ET||ESPN2, & NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies||8:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, Bally Sports Detroit, & Bally Sports Southeast|
|New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz||9:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, Pelicans.com, & ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain|
|Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers||10:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, & ROOT Sports|
|Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers||10:30 p.m. ET||NBATV, & Bally Sports SoCal|
At 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2, the Sixers will host the Brooklyn Nets in what will be the first nationally televised preseason game of the week. The Sixers are trying to convince All-Star Ben Simmons to return to the team after he demanded to be traded this past offseason after an underachieving playoff performance last season. ESPN Senior NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Sixers brass is trying to convince Simmons to stay but nothing has been made official yet. Simmons isn’t the only star that will be missing, the Nets will be without Kyrie Irving. There were rumors brewing that Simmons and Irving could be swapped for each other.
The LA Clippers will host the Timberwolves during the late game on NBATV. Tip-off is 10:30 p.m. ET, as the undefeated Timberwolves look to upset the Clippers. The Clippers are 1-1 and have been hit by injury bug and will be missing key players: C Serge Ibaka, PG Jason Preston, SF Marcus Morris Sr., and PF Justise Winslow.
Tuesday, October 12
|Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards||7:00 p.m. ET||NBATV, Sportsnet 360, & NBC Sports Washington|
|Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers||10:30 p.m. ET||TNT, & Spectrum Sportsnet|
Both of Tuesday’s games on the hardwood will be nationally televised. The first game is a battle in the Eastern Conference when the Wizards will host the Raptors at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBATV. Both teams will have a lot of fresh faces after trading franchise stars like Russell Westbrook and Kyle Lowry. Fans will be interested to see how the younger players will mesh as both teams look to rise in the Eastern Conference.
The late game will feature California’s best. The Lakers will host the Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT. The stars will be out at the Staple Center for this contest. On the floor, the Lakers have one of the most veteran rosters of players to make All-Star teams over the last decade. Led by LeBron James, the Lake Show features 6 other All-Stars: Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, and DeAndre Jordan. There are 59 All-Star Game appearances combined among them with103 individual seasons played. They’ll be hosting a Warriors team that has a solid combination of youth and veterans that may present a challenge.
Wednesday, October 13
|Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns||5:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, & ROOT Sports|
|Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets||6:30 p.m. ET||ESPN, Mavs.com, & Bally Sports Southeast|
|Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic||7:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, NBC Sports Boston, & Bally Sports Florida|
|Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks||7:30 p.m. ET||League Pass, & MSG Network|
|Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder||8:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, & Bally Sports Oklahoma|
|Milwaukee Bucks at Utah Jazz||9:00 p.m. ET||NBATV, Bucks.com, & ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain|
Luka Doncic vs. LaMelo Ball will be under the national spotlight at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Doncic is a former Rookie of the Year, and Ball is the reigning Rookie of the Year, but both are two of the most exciting players to hit the NBA in a long time. Their games are flashy and with this being the preseason, expect some extra flair and pizzazz on their passes.
The defending NBA Champions will be in action on NBATV at 9:00 p.m. The Bucks will travel out west to Utah to take on the Jazz. Reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is looking to pick up where he left off against the Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and a talented Jazz team.
Thursday, October 14
|Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks||7:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, Bally Sports Sun, & Bally Sports Southeast|
|Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets||7:30 p.m. ET||NBATV, & YES Network|
|Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder||8:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, & OKC App|
|Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings||10:00 p.m. ET||NBATV, Spectrum Sportsnet, & NBC Sports California|
The Nets will have their second primetime game of the week when they take on the Timberwolves. At 7:30 p.m. ET on NBATV, James Harden and Kevin Durant may have to shoulder the load if they’re without Kyrie Irving for a second time this week. The Timberwolves are young team and with this being the preseason, it is very plausible that they will walk out of the Barclays Center with a victory.
Another battle in California will cap off Thursday night. The Kings will host the Lakers at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBATV. The Lakers may choose to rest some of their veteran players since this is the preseason and these games do not count for anything. The Kings are young a team that would love to have a victory over the Lakers heading into the regular season.
Friday, October 15
|Boston Celtics at Miami Heat||6:30 p.m. ET||ESPN2, & NBC Sports Boston|
|Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons||7:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, & Bally Sports Detroit|
|Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers||7:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, Bally Sports Ohio, & Bally Sports Indiana|
|Washington Wizards at New York Knicks||7:30 p.m. ET||League Pass, NBC Sports Washington, & MSG Network|
|Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls||7:30 p.m. ET||League Pass, & NBC Sports Chicago|
|Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks||8:00 p.m. ET||League Pass, Mavs.com, & Bally Sports Wisconsin|
|Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs||8:30 p.m. ET||League Pass, ATT SportsNet-Southwest, & Bally Sports Southwest|
|Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors||10:00 p.m. ET||NBATV, ROOT Sports, NBC Sports Bay Area|
ESPN2 will be the home of the first nationally televised game at 6:30 p.m. ET. In a tough Eastern Conference, the Heat and Celtics will continue their rivalry. The Celtics hired rookie head coach Ime Udoka over the offseason after former head coach Brad Stevens was promoted to the team’s President of Basketball Operations. The Heat are looking to rebound from a down season last year. Last season they were the defending Eastern Conference champions but seemed to not recover from the NBA’s bubble season. SG Jimmy Butler is expected to return to his Jimmy Buckets moniker and this game will be a great time to do so under the national spotlight.
The Western Conference will conclude the national broadcast for this week at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBATV. The Blazers will take on Warriors in what may be a matchup between 2 of the NBA’s best point guards, Damian Lillard and Stephen Curry. With it being the preseason, if both players are on the floor for a lot of minutes then expect this week’s preseason games to end on a high scoring affair.
Where to Watch All of This Week’s NBA Preseason 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. Blackout restrictions apply. All League Pass plans include live audio for every game of the season and offline viewing capability. 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.
|fuboTV||Hulu with Live||Sling Orange||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
|AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh||84.99||X|
|AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain||84.99||X|
|AT&T SportsNet Southwest||84.99||X|
|Bally Sports Arizona||84.99|
|Bally Sports Carolinas||84.99|
|Bally Sports Detroit||84.99|
|Bally Sports Florida||84.99|
|Bally Sports Great Lakes||84.99|
|Bally Sports Indiana||84.99|
|Bally Sports Kansas City||84.99|
|Bally Sports Midwest||84.99|
|Bally Sports New Orleans||84.99|
|Bally Sports North||84.99|
|Bally Sports Ohio||84.99|
|Bally Sports Oklahoma||84.99|
|Bally Sports San Diego||84.99|
|Bally Sports SoCal||84.99|
|Bally Sports South||84.99|
|Bally Sports Southeast||84.99|
|Bally Sports Southwest||84.99|
|Bally Sports Sun||84.99|
|Bally Sports Tennessee||84.99|
|Bally Sports West||84.99|
|Bally Sports Wisconsin||84.99|
|Marquee Sports Network||84.99||X|
|NBC Sports Bay Area||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Boston||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports California||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Chicago||84.99||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Northwest||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Philadelphia||X||X||X|
|NBC Sports Washington||84.99||X||X||X|
|Root Sports Northwest||84.99||X|
|Spectrum SportsNet LA||84.99|
*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.