How to Watch Warriors at Lakers & All Other NBA Preseason Games This Week

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

GameTip-off timeChannel
Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors7:00 p.m. ETLeague Pass, Rockets.com, & TSN4
Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat7:30 p.m. ETLeague Pass, Bally Sports Southeast, & Bally Sports Sun
Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers8:00 p.m. ETESPN2, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies8:00 p.m. ETLeague Pass, Bally Sports Detroit, & Bally Sports Southeast
New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz9:00 p.m. ETLeague Pass, Pelicans.com, & ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain
Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers10:00 p.m. ETLeague Pass, & ROOT Sports
Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers10:30 p.m. ETNBATV, & 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

GameTip-off timeChannel
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards7:00 p.m. ETNBATV, Sportsnet 360, & NBC Sports Washington
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers10:30 p.m. ETTNT, & 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

Game Tip-off time Channel
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

Game Tip-off time Channel
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

Game Tip-off time Channel
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.

Channel
DirecTV Stream
fuboTV Hulu with LiveSling Orange Sling Blue YouTube TV
$69.99 $64.99 $64.99 $35 $35 $64.99
Altitude 84.99
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
MSG 84.99 X
MSG+ 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 84.99
Spectrum SportsNet LA 84.99
SportsNet NY 84.99 X X X
SportsTime Ohio 84.99
YES Network 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.