ABC releases primetime schedule for 2018-19 NBA season
NBA games on the ABC’s primetime schedule are always a treat to the fans, as each game features rivalry duels and predicted top teams from each conference.
This upcoming season, the NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC games will start on Jan. 19 with the Philadelphia 76ers squaring off against the Oklahoma City Thunder, an exciting game that will feature the budding rivalry between Sixers center Joel Embiid and Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook.
The doubleheader will also feature the Los Angeles Lakers making a trip to Texas to battle last year’s Western Conference runner-up, the Houston Rockets. This game will be an interesting one given the Rockets were trying to luring four-time MVP LeBron James before he eventually took his talents to Hollywood.
|Jan. 19||3:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers|
|8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets|
|Jan. 26||8:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics|
|Feb. 2||8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors|
|Feb. 9||8:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets|
|Feb. 23||8:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors|
|Mar. 2||8:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers|
|Mar. 9||8:30 p.m.||Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers|
|Mar. 16||8:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder|
Furthermore, the NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC will make its return on Feb. 3, the same date for Super Bowl Sunday. Two premier point guards in Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook will face off as the Thunder visit the Boston Celtics.
|Feb. 3||2 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics|
|Feb. 10||3:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers|
|Mar. 3||3:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics|
|Mar. 10||3:30 p.m.||Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers|
|Mar. 17||3:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks|
|Apr. 7||3:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves|
The games will feature potential playoff contenders and potential matchups for the postseason. The Jan. 26 playdate could arguably be one of the most interesting games in the season as it pits the Celtics against the Golden State Warriors in a preview of what could be a potential NBA Finals series.
Be sure to mark these games on your calendar, hoops fans!