By Jim Kimble / Updated August 18, 2023
Here is a list of today’s NBA games, and how you can watch them.
This roundup has updated TV schedules from ESPN and a breakdown of which teams appear on national and regional sports networks. You don’t need a cable subscription to watch regular-season games.
You can find regional sports networks and popular cable TV channels that carry games for your favorite NBA team on a number of streaming services:
- What channel can I watch the NBA Game on tonight?
- Today’s NBA Schedule
- Where to Watch NBA games today
What channel can I watch the NBA Game on tonight?
You may also live in an area where ROOT Sports Northwest or AT&T regionals are key channels for watching your home NBA team. All out-of-market games can be streamed on NBA League Pass.
DIRECTV STREAM currently has the most comprehensive coverage for NBA games with regional Bally Sports, and NBC Sports and AT&T SportsNet networks. The Choice package has 105 channels, including ESPN, TNT, TBS and local channels.
The service has a 5-day free trial for its Choice package.
Here is a list of NBA teams and the regional sports networks that carry in-market games.
|NBA TEAM||REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORK|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Spectrum SportsNet|
|New York Knicks||MSG Network|
|Golden State Warriors||NBC Sports Bay Area|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Bally Sports Ohio|
|Boston Celtics||NBC Sports Boston|
|Brooklyn Nets||YES Network|
|Chicago Bulls||NBC Sports Chicago|
|Sacramento Kings||NBC Sports California|
|Washington Wizards||NBC Sports Washington|
|Portland Trail Blazers||NBC Sports Northwest|
|Philadelphia 76ers||NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|Phoenix Suns||Bally Sports Arizona|
|Detroit Pistons||Bally Sports Detroit|
|Orlando Magic||Bally Sports Florida|
|Indiana Pacers||Bally Sports Indiana|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Bally Sports New Orleans|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Bally Sports North|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Bally Sports Oklahoma|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Bally Sports SoCal|
|Atlanta Hawks||Bally Sports Southeast|
|Charlotte Hornets||Bally Sports Southeast|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Bally Sports Southeast|
|Dallas Mavericks||Bally Sports Southwest|
|Utah Jazz||ROOT Sports Northwest|
|San Antonio Spurs||Bally Sports Southwest|
|Miami Heat||Bally Sports Sun|
|Houston Rockets||AT&T SportsNet Southwest|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Bally Sports Wisconsin|
|Denver Nuggets||Altitude Sports|
Today’s NBA Schedule
Full NBA on ESPN Schedule
Here are the latest NBA games scheduled for ESPN and which channel you need to watch or stream in-market.
|Oct. 25||7 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks|
|Oct. 25||9:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs|
|Oct. 27||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics|
|Oct. 27||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings|
|Nov. 1||7:30 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Nov. 1||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Nov. 3||7:30 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Nov. 3||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Nov. 8||7:30 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks|
|Nov. 8||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Nov. 10||7:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics|
|Nov. 10||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Nuggets|
|Nov. 15||7:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Nov. 15||10 p.m.||Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Nov. 17||7:30 p.m.||Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs|
|Nov. 17||10 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz|
|Nov. 22||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics|
|Nov. 22||10 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Nov. 24||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks|
|Nov. 24||10 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Dec. 1||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Dec. 1||10 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Dec. 6||7:30 p.m.||TBD|
|Dec. 6||10 p.m.||TBD|
|Dec. 15||7:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs|
|Dec. 15||10 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Dec. 22||10 p.m.||Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Dec. 25||12 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks|
|Dec. 25||2:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Dec. 25||5 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Dec. 25||8 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat|
|Dec. 25||10:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Jan. 3||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks|
|Jan. 3||10 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Jan. 5||7:30 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Jan. 5||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Jan. 10||7:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks|
|Jan. 10||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Jan. 12||7:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons|
|Jan. 12||10 p.m.||Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs|
|Jan. 17||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Jan. 17||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Jan. 19||7:30 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics|
|Jan. 19||10 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Jan. 24||7:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs|
|Jan. 24||10 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Jan. 31||7:30 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets|
|Jan. 31||10 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Feb. 4||6 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics|
|Feb. 7||7:30 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics|
|Feb. 7||10 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers|
|Feb. 14||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Feb. 14||10 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Feb. 23||7:30 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Feb. 23||10 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans|
|Feb. 25||7 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Feb. 25||9:30 p.m.||Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers|
|Feb. 28||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Feb. 28||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers|
|Mar. 1||7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics|
|Mar. 1||10 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls|
|Mar. 3||7 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Mar. 3||9:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Mar. 6||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Mar. 6||10 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Mar. 8||7:30 p.m.||Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies|
|Mar. 8||10 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Mar. 10||7 p.m.||Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Mar. 10||9:30 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Mar. 13||7:30 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat|
|Mar. 13||10 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings|
|Mar. 18||7:30 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Mar. 18||10 p.m.||New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Mar. 20||7:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics|
|Mar. 20||10 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Mar. 27||7:30 p.m.||LA Clippers vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Mar. 27||10 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Apr. 3||7:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Apr. 3||10 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Apr. 10||7:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami|
|Apr. 10||10 p.m.||Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Apr. 14||1 p.m.||TBD|
|Apr. 14||3:30 p.m.||TBD|
ESPN and ABC NBA Christmas Day (Monday, December 25, 2023)
|12 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets||ABC, ESPN|
|5 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers||ABC, ESPN|
|8 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat||ESPN|
|10:30 p.m.||Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns||ESPN|
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC Schedule
|Jan. 27||3 p.m.||Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks|
|Jan. 27||5:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Jan. 27||8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Feb. 3||8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks|
|Feb. 10||8:30 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Feb. 24||8:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks|
|Mar. 2||8:30 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
|Mar. 9||8:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Mar. 16||8:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers|
ABC Sunday Showcase
|Feb. 11||2 p.m.||Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat|
|Feb. 25||1 p.m.||Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers|
|Feb. 25||3:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns|
|Mar. 3||1 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks|
|Mar. 3||3:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics|
|Mar. 17||1 p.m.||Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks|
|Mar. 17||3:30 p.m.||Denver Nuggets vs. Dallas Mavericks|
NBA on ESPN In-Season Tournament Schedule
|Fri, Nov. 3||New York Knicks vs. Milwaukee Bucks||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, Nov. 10||Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, Nov. 17||Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz||ESPN, ESPN App|
|Fri, Nov. 24||Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks||ESPN, ESPN App|
|San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors||ESPN, ESPN App|
Where to Watch NBA games today
There are plenty of ways for NBA fans to watch today’s game without cable TV. It doesn’t matter if you’re following the defending champion Golden State Warriors, need better Utah Jazz coverage or track every move LeBron James is making with the Lakers.
Here is a breakdown of live TV services that have channels that air live NBA games.
DIRECTV STREAM probably has the most comprehensive coverage among live TV streaming services when it comes to watching live NBA games.
TNT, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, and NBA TV are part of the Choice package along with regional Bally Sports, NBC Sports, ROOT Sports, and AT&T SportsNet networks. You can look over the regional sports networks in your area.
The Choice plan includes all your local broadcast channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.
Subscribers get more than 105 channels, unlimited Cloud DVR storage to record games. You also get 40,000 on-demand movies and shows. Subscribers can watch live TV channels on up to 20 screens at once.
Subscribers can add a three month free trial of Max, Cinemax, Showtime, STARZ, and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations. New subscribers can get $10 off for the first three months of service.
The Choice plan usually costs $99.99 per month. But DIRECTV STREAM is currently knocking $10 off for the first five months of service.
So you only pay $79.99 per month during the promotional period. There are no contracts. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Smart TVs running on Android TV and Google TV.
Sling TV is a decent budget pick for NBA fans who only need a small number of channels during basketball season.
The Sling Orange plan has 34 channels, including ESPN, TNT and TBS for $40 per month.
The Sports Extra bundle adds 15 channels, including NBA TV and ESPNU for $11 per month. Sling Orange subscribers can watch live TV on one screen at a time. Sling does not have any regional sports networks, but it is the cheapest live TV service that offers ESPN.
Sling Blue includes FS1 and Stadium and local NBC and FOX stations for $35 per month. The Blue plan lets you watch live TV on three screens at once.
Sling TV is currently offering a discount of half off for your first month of service. You can check out the details of latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
There are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. You can start watching NBA games live with a Roku, Fire TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and smartphones.
YouTube TV has more than 85 live TV channels, including TNT, TBS, NBA TV and ESPN.
A subscription to the base plan costs $72.99 per month, and includes unlimited Cloud DVR.
You can watch live TV on three screens at once. YouTube TV doesn’t have Bally Sports and YES Network, but does carry regional NBC Sports networks and SportsNet NY. YouTube TV does give you the option of adding NBA League Pass ($14.99/mo) for an entire season.
YouTube TV has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Smart TVs powered by Android TV and Google TV.
You can check out the latest offer YouTube TV is making to new and returning customers.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV offers a solid alternative for watching live NBA games without cable TV. A subscription to just Hulu Live TV has over 75 live TV channels. ESPN, ESPN2, TBS and TNT.
Local NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC stations are available in most of the U.S. Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on two screens at once.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month. ESPN Plus and Disney+ are now also included with a Hulu Live TV subscription.
ESPN Plus also carries the PGA Tour, UFC Fights, daily MLB and NHL games. Soccer leagues such as La Liga and MLS are on ESPN Plus as well. Subscribers also get Hulu’s full on-demand catalog and Disney+.
Hulu Live does have regional NBC Sports networks, but lacks other regional sports networks such as Bally Sports, AT&T SportsNet and ROOT Sports. It is also missing NBA TV.
You look over which sports channels are included in the lineup before making any decisions. There is currently no free trial for Hulu Live TV.
fubo (formerly fuboTV) has more than 152 channels, including ESPN and NBA TV. Local ABC stations are also carries by fubo in most of the U.S. But fubo currently does not have TNT or TBS.
Altitude Sports, AT&T SportsNet, MSG, regional NBC Sports, ROOT Sports Northwest and SportsNet NY are available on fuboTV.
You can look over the fubo channel lineup to see which local channels are available in your area.Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 10 screens at once. You get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR.fuboTV works with all major streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Smart TVs powered by Android TV and Google TV.
fuboTV has a 7-day free trial. A subscription costs $74.99 per month. You aren’t under any obligation to keep the service and can cancel online.
NBA League Pass
A subscription to NBA League Pass gives you access to out-of-market NBA games. The entry-level plan costs $14.99 per month, and lets to stream live games on one device at a time. You can get a free 7-day trial without any obligations.
You can start watching live games on Smart TVs and popular streaming devices — wherever the NBA app is available.
Note: This article was originally published October 20, 2022, and has been updated.