NBA games on TV: The complete 2019-20 schedule

Wondering what NBA games are on TV tonight? From mid-October through mid-April, you can count on there being an NBA game on TV almost every night. We’ve compiled the complete schedule of NBA games on TV below, but that’s only half the equation. If you’ve cut the cord, you’re going to need a way to stream NBA games. We have comprehensive guides for watching NBA games online during the 2019-20 season and NBA League Pass, as well as the core channels you’ll need: NBA TV, ESPN, TNT, and ABC. While the guides offer plenty of options, one service clearly stands above the rest for watching NBA games tonight on TV.

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How to watch NBA games tonight on TV

1) NBA League Pass

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For serious NBA fans, there’s no substitute for NBA League Pass. The service allows you to watch every out-of-market NBA game for the entire season. That’s more than 1,000 total games. Alternatively, if you only care about one specific team, say the Lakers or Warriors, you can get NBA Team Pass, which costs significantly less. That said, most of the marquee matchups you want to see will be on national television, so you’ll need more than just NBA League Pass to watch the best NBA games on TV.

NBA League Pass price breakdown:

  • NBA League Pass (All Team): $199 per year or $28.99 per month
  • NBA League Pass Premium (All Teams, Commercial Free): $249.99 per year or $39.99 per month
  • NBA Team Pass (one team): $119.99 per year or $17.99 per month
  • NBA League Pass Audio: $9.99 per year
  • NBA League Pass single games: $6.99

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2) Sling TV

Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

There are other viable options for streaming NBA games. Indeed, PS Vue, YouTube TVFuboTV, and DirecTV Now all offer a way to watch NBA TV online. But Sling TV is by far the cheapest, and it’s the only one that lets you add NBA League Pass as an add-on. Sling TV offers three basic channel packages. To watch NBA games tonight on TV, you’ll want Sling Orange, which costs $25 per month and includes ESPN and TNT. (You can also upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue to get even more channels, including NBC Sports for regional games.) From there, you can add NBA TV via the Sling Orange Sports Pack for just $5 per month. (If you also want NFL RedZone, you’ll have to get the Sling Blue version, which costs an extra $5 per month.) Finally, you can add NBA Team Pass for $18 per month or NBA League Pass for $29 per month. All told, you’re looking at just $59 per month to watch all of the NBA games you possibly handle. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.) 

Sling TV cost breakdown:

  • $25-$40 per month for a base package
  • $5-$10 per month for NBA TV
  • $18 per month for NBA Team Pass or $29 per month for NBA League Pass

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NBA games tonight on TV: The complete 2019-20 NBA TV schedule

Note: This schedule does not show NBA games that will be available in local markets. All times EST.

Monday, Nov. 25

8pm, Utah Jazz at Milwaukee Bucks | NBA TV

10:30pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors | NBA TV

Tuesday, Nov. 26

8:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks | NBA TV

Wednesday, Nov. 27

7pm, Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics | ESPN

9:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans | ESPN

Friday, Nov. 29

8pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder | ESPN

10:30pm, Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers | ESPN

Saturday, Nov. 30

7pm, Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

Monday, Dec. 2

7pm, Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

10pm, Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings | NBA TV

Tuesday, Dec. 3

7:30pm, Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans | TNT

10pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers | TNT

Wednesday, Dec. 4

9pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz | NBA TV

Thursday, Dec. 5

7:30pm, Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors | NBA TV

Friday, Dec. 6

8pm, Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics | ESPN

10:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers | ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 7

7:30pm, Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

Monday, Dec. 9

8pm, Detroit Pistons at New Orleans Pelicans | NBA TV

Tuesday, Dec. 10

8pm, Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat | NBA TV

Wednesday, Dec. 11

7pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors | ESPN

9:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks | ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 12

8pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics | TNT

10:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets | TNT

Friday, Dec. 13

8pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat | ESPN

10:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz | ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 14

5pm, San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (in Mexico City) | NBA TV

7:30pm, Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors | NBA TV

Sunday, Dec. 15

8pm, New York Knicks at Denver Nuggets | NBA TV

Monday, Dec. 16

8pm, Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks | NBA TV

Tuesday, Dec. 17

7pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers | NBA TV

10:30pm, Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers | NBA TV

Wednesday, Dec. 18

7:30pm, Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers | ESPN

10pm, Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers | ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 19

8pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks | TNT

10:30pm, Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers | TNT

Friday, Dec. 20

8pm, Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers | ESPN

10:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors | ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 21

7pm, Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

Sunday, Dec. 22

7pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder | NBA TV

9:30pm, Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers | NBA TV

Monday, Dec. 23

7pm, Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers | NBA TV

10pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers | NBA TV

Wednesday, Dec. 25

12pm, Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors | ESPN

2:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers | ABC

5pm, Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors | ABC

8pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers | ABC, ESPN

10:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets | ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 26

8pm, New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets | TNT

10:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz | TNT

Friday, Dec. 27

7pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic | NBA TV

10:30pm, Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors | NBA TV

Sunday, Dec. 29

8pm, Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans | NBA TV

Monday, Dec. 30

7pm, Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic | NBA TV

10pm, Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers | NBA TV

Tuesday, Dec. 31

7pm, Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets | NBA TV

Wednesday, Jan. 1

7pm, Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks | NBA TV

Thursday, Jan. 2

8pm, Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves | NBA TV

10:30pm, Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Clippers | NBA TV

Friday, Jan. 3

8pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets | ESPN

10:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers | ESPN

Monday, Jan. 6

7pm, Oklahoma Ciy Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

10pm, Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings | NBA TV

Tuesday, Jan. 7

7:30pm, Oklahoma Ciy Thunder at Brooklyn Nets | NBA TV

10pm, New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers | NBA TV

Wednesday, Jan. 8

7:30pm, Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks | ESPN

10pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors | ESPN

Thursday, Jan. 9

7pm, Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers | TNT

9:30pm, Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder | TNT

Friday, Jan. 10

8pm, New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks | ESPN

10:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers | ESPN

Tuesday, Jan. 14

7:30pm, Utah Jazz at Brooklyn Nets | NBA TV

10pm, Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors | NBA TV

Wednesday, Jan. 15

7pm, Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers | ESPN

9:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets | ESPN

Thursday, Jan. 16

8pm, Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks | TNT

10:30pm, Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors | TNT

Friday, Jan. 17

7pm, Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers | ESPN

9:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Dallas Mavericks | ESPN

Saturday, Jan. 18

3:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans | ABC

6pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets | NBA TV

8:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets | ABC

Monday, Jan. 20

2:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks | NBA TV

5pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies | TNT

7:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics | TNT

8:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers | TNT

Tuesday, Jan. 21

8:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks | NBA TV

Wednesday, Jan. 22

7:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors | ESPN

9:30pm, Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors | ESPN

Thursday, Jan. 23

8pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets | TNT

10:30pm, Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers | TNT

Friday, Jan. 24

3pm, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets (from Paris) | NBA TV

8pm, Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves | ESPN

7:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics | NBA TV

Saturday, Jan. 25

8:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers | ABC

Sunday, Jan. 26

3:30pm, Houston Rockets at Denver Nuggets | NBA TV

6pm, Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans | ESPN

9pm, Indiana Pacers at Portland Trail Blazers | NBA TV

Monday, Jan. 27

9pm, Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz | NBA TV

Tuesday, Jan. 28

7:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers | TNT

10pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers | TNT

Wednesday, Jan. 29

7:30pm, Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets | ESPN

10pm, Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers | ESPN

Thursday, Jan. 30

8pm, Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics | TNT

10:30pm, Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets | TNT

Friday, Jan. 31

8pm, Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets | ESPN

10:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers | ESPN

Saturday, Feb. 1

8:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics | ABC

Sunday, Feb. 2

2pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets | ABC

Monday, Feb. 3

7:30pm, Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks | NBA TV

10pm, San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers | NBA TV

Tuesday, Feb. 4

7:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans | TNT

10pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets | TNT

Wednesday, Feb. 5

7:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets | ESPN

10pm, Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz | ESPN

Thursday, Feb. 6

8pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks | TNT

10:30pm, Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers | TNT

Friday, Feb. 7

8pm, Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers | ESPN

10:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz | ESPN

Saturday, Feb. 8

8:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors | ABC

Sunday, Feb. 9

3:30pm, Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder | NBA TV

7pm, Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets | NBA TV

Monday, Feb. 10

8pm, Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee Bucks | NBA TV

10:30pm, Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers | NBA TV

Tuesday, Feb. 11

7pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers | TNT

9:30pm, Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets | TNT

Wednesday, Feb. 12

7:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers | ESPN

10pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets | ESPN

Thursday, Feb. 13

8pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Boston Celtics | TNT

NBA All-Star Weekend

Friday, Feb. 14

TBD, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN

TBD, NBA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT

Saturday, Feb. 15

TBD, NBA All-Star Saturday Night | TNT

Sunday, Feb. 16

TBD, NBA All-Star Game | TNT, TBS

Thursday, Feb. 20

8pm, Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers | TNT

10:30pm, Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors | TNT

Friday, Feb. 21

8pm, Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder | ESPN

10:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers | ESPN

Saturday, Feb. 22

8:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks | ABC

Sunday, Feb. 23

3:30pm, Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers | ABC

6pm, Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets | NBA TV

8:30pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors | NBA TV

Monday, Feb. 24

7pm, Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

10:30pm, Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers | NBA TV

Tuesday, Feb. 25

7:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors | TNT

10pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers | TNT

Wednesday, Feb. 26

7:30pm, Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs | ESPN

10pm, Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz | ESPN

Thursday, Feb. 27

8pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Indiana Pacers | TNT

10:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors | TNT

Friday, Feb. 28

8pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks | ESPN

10:30pm, Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers | ESPN

Saturday, Feb. 29

8:30pm, Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics | ABC

Sunday, March 1

3:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers | NBA TV

8pm, Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans | NBA TV

Monday, March 2

7:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat | NBA TV

Tuesday, March 3

7:30pm, Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics | TNT

10pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers | TNT

Wednesday, March 4

7pm, Orlando Magic at Miami Heat | ESPN

9:30pm, Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks | ESPN

Thursday, March 5

8pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets | TNT

10:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors | TNT

Friday, March 6

8pm, Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics | ESPN

10:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Lakers | ESPN

Saturday, March 7

8:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors | ABC

Sunday, March 8

3:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers | ABC

6pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics | NBA TV

9pm, Toronto Raptors at Sacramento Kings | NBA TV

Monday, March 9

9pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets | NBA TV

Tuesday, March 10

8pm, Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs | TNT

10:30pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors | TNT

Wednesday, March 11

7:30pm, Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers | ESPN

10pm, New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings | ESPN

Thursday, March 12

8pm, Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks | TNT

10:30pm, Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers | TNT

Friday, March 13

8pm, Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics | ESPN

10:30pm, Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Clippers | ESPN

Saturday, March 14

8:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks | ABC

Sunday, March 15

3:30pm, Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers | ABC

9pm, Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers | NBA TV

Monday, March 16

8pm, Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors | ESPN

10:30pm, Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers | ESPN

Tuesday, March 17

7pm, Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons | TNT

10pm, Dallas Mavericks at Sacramento Kings | TNT

Wednesday, March 18

7:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers | ESPN

10pm, Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers | ESPN

Thursday, March 19

8pm, Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets | NBA TV

Friday, March 20

7:30pm, Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors | NBA TV

Saturday, March 21

7pm, Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

Sunday, March 22

7pm, Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs | NBA TV

Monday, March 23

7pm, Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks | NBA TV

Tuesday, March 24

7:30pm, Los Angeles Lakers at Toronto Raptors | TNT

10pm, San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz | TNT

Wednesday, March 25

7pm, Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets | ESPN

9:30pm, Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks | ESPN

Thursday, March 26

8:30pm, Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks | NBA TV

Friday, March 27

7:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics  | NBA TV

Sunday, March 29

6pm, Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics | NBA TV

8:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors | NBA TV

Monday, March 30

7:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets | NBA TV

10:30pm, Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers | NBA TV

Tuesday, March 31

7:30pm, Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers | TNT

10pm, Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors | TNT

Wednesday, April 1

9pm, Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks | ESPN

Thursday, April 2

8pm, Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets | TNT

10:30pm, Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers | TNT

Friday, April 3

8:30pm, Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs  | NBA TV

Sunday, April 5

1pm, Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers | NBA TV

3:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics | ABC

7pm, Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets | NBA TV

9:30pm, Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers | NBA TV

Tuesday, April 7

7:30pm, Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers | TNT

10pm, Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz | TNT

Wednesday, April 8

7pm, Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics | ESPN

9:30pm, San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets | ESPN

Thursday, April 9

8pm, Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks | TNT

10:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers | TNT

Friday, April 10

8:30pm, Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs | NBA TV

Saturday, April 11

8:30pm, Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers | ABC

Sunday, April 12

3:30pm, Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs | NBA TV

7pm, Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks | NBA TV

9:30pm, Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers | NBA TV

Monday, April 13

7pm, Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons | NBA TV

10:30pm, Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors | NBA TV

Tuesday, April 14

7:30pm, Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat | TNT

10pm, Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz | TNT

Wednesday, April 15

7:30pm, TBD at TBD | ESPN

10pm, TBD at TBD | ESPN

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.