To mark the 75th anniversary of the NBA season, the NBA released the schedule of the NBA opening week and Christmas day. During the first four days of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season, which is from October 19th to 22nd, 8 national TV games will be featured. The games will have twelve different teams. They will also highlight the last eight winners of the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Three rematches from the previous season’s playoffs will also be aired.
The matches of the 2021-2022 season will start on October 19, 2020. The Milwaukee Bucks will play against the Brooklyn Nets from 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of a 2021 Eastern Conference Semifinals series. That will be a rematch of a 2021 Conference Semi-finals series. In TNT’s doubleheader on October 21, the Eastern Conference finals Atlanta Hawks will host the Dallas Mavericks from 7:30 p.m. There will be a rematch of the Suns Vs the Lakers from 10 p.m. The NBA will have 5 games on Saturday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. This will be the fourteenth consecutive year and ESPN, or ABC will air the matchups.
Moreover, the 2021-2022 regular NBA season will run from October 19, 2021, to April 10, 2022. Additionally, the 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament will take place from April 12th to 15th. The beginning of the 2022 NBA Playoffs will follow and will be held on Saturday, April 16.
The NBA TV schedule for the opening week and Christmas Day is as follows:
Opening Week from October 19th to 22nd 2021
- On Tuesday October 19th, Brooklyn Nets will play against Milwaukee Bucks from 7.30 pm on TNT.
- The Golden State Warriors will go against Los Angeles Lakers at 10:00 p.m. on TNT
- On Wednesday October 20th, the Boston Celtics will play against New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
- On Wednesday, October 20th, Denver Nuggets will play against Phoenix Suns at 10:00 p.m. on ESPN
- On Thursday, October 21st, Dallas Mavericks will go against Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. on TNT
- On Thursday, October 21st, LA Clippers will go head-to-head with Golden State Warriors at 10:00 p.m. on TNT
- On Friday, October 22nd, Brooklyn Nets will play against Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
- On Friday, October 22nd, the Phoenix Suns will go against Los Angeles Lakers at 10:00 p.m. on ESPN
Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2021)
- Atlanta Hawks against New York Knicks at 12:00 p.m.
- Boston Celtics will go against Milwaukee Bucks at 2:30 p.m. on ABC
- The Golden State Warriors will go head-to-head with the Phoenix Suns at 5:00 p.m. on ABC
- Brooklyn Nets will play against Los Angeles Lakers at 8:00 p.m. on ABC/ESPN
The Dallas Mavericks will go against the Utah Jazz at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN. You can use this online sports betting platform to back your favorite teams and players ahead of this mouth watering clashes.
The best match-ups
The Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks
The match between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks will be very interesting to watch. This will be an interesting rematch in NBA history. Moreover, the Brooklyn Nets will lay their eyes on Giannis Antetokounmpo. The last time they saw each other, Giannis had made shots at the nets, talking about how it would be simple to win a title just by joining a super team bandwagon.
Golden State Warriors will go head to head against Los Angeles Lakers
Another interesting match-up to observe is the Golden State Warriors playing against the Los Angeles Lakers. They have their off-season changes to observe. Moreover, we are not sure whether Klay Thompson will return for the opening night despite being the biggest addition. The Lakers may have a new line-up since they traded for Westbrook and got veteran free agents.
Moreover, the Warriors Vs Lakers match is one to look out for because Klay Thompson could be back by then. He has not played since the 2019 Finals because he had ACL surgery. Many people will be waiting to see Russell Westbrook playing with the Lakers for the first time. He is an amazing player and has a lot of energy. He will definitely be more motivated to play his best with the name of his hometown printed on his jersey. Many also want to see how he will interact with Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Lakers fans will fall in love with Westbrook the moment he enters the basketball floor or court.
Russel Westbrook’s first match with the Lakers will become historic. He is really good and gifted at basketball, like LeBron James. We will see whether the king of Basketball LeBron James will be able to share the top spot with Westbrook. Westbrook is athletically gifted, skilled and at the prime of his career. He has the ability to take the team to higher levels and smash records. He is definitely one basketball player to watch out for in the future NBA seasons.