Throw on that jersey, sit on that couch and turn on that TV. A new NBA season is finally here — well, sort of.
Before playing in the games that actually count, NBA teams will take the floor for preseason action this month. It all starts with Sunday’s preseason opener between the Nets and Lakers, which could be a 2022 NBA Finals preview. The preseason will conclude on Oct. 15 with an eight-game slate featuring two national TV matchups (Celtics vs. Heat and Trail Blazers vs. Warriors).
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NBA opening night just over two weeks away, teams are starting to construct their rosters and determine which players will be healthy for the start of the regular season.
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Here is a complete guide to watching NBA preseason games, including the TV and streaming options for each contest.
When does the 2021 NBA preseason start?
- NBA preseason start date: Oct. 3, 2021
- NBA preseason end date: Oct. 15, 2021
- NBA regular season start date: Oct. 19, 2022
NBA teams will play preseason games from Oct. 3-15. There will be a three-day break between the end of the preseason and start of the regular season.
How to watch NBA preseason games
NBA preseason games will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV and TNT. You can also stream games via NBA League Pass or fuboTV, which offers a free trial. Fans in Canada can watch games on NBA TV Canada, SN and TSN.
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