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A wild offseason is behind us. The rosters are set. It’s time to hit the floor for the start of the 2022-23 NBA regular season.

The league will kick off a new campaign on Tuesday with what should be an entertaining doubleheader. The 76ers will travel to Boston to face the Celtics at the TD Garden, and the Lakers will battle the defending champion Warriors at the Chase Center.

Wednesday’s slate will feature 12 games, including a couple of national TV contests. The Knicks and Grizzlies will play in the early ESPN game, and the Mavericks and Suns will meet later in a Western Conference Semifinals rematch.

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the start of the 2022-23 regular season.

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NBA schedule for 2022-23 regular season

NBA teams will play the usual 82-game slate for the 2022-23 campaign.

Here’s a breakdown of the 2022-23 NBA calendar:

  • Regular season: Oct. 18, 2022-April 9, 2023
  • All-Star break: Feb. 17-22, 2023
  • Play-In Tournament: April 11-14, 2023
  • NBA Playoffs: April 15-June 18, 2023 (latest possible NBA Finals game)
  • NBA Draft: June 22, 2023

The schedule below includes the first regular season game for every NBA team.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Game Time (ET) National TV
76ers vs. Celtics 7:30 p.m. TNT
Lakers vs. Warriors 10 p.m. TNT

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Game Time (ET) National TV
Magic vs. Pistons 7 p.m.
Wizards vs. Pacers 7 p.m.
Rockets vs. Hawks 7:30 p.m.
Pelicans vs. Nets 7:30 p.m.
Bulls vs. Heat 7:30 p.m.
Cavaliers vs. Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Knicks vs. Grizzlies 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Thunder vs. Timberwolves 8 p.m.
Hornets vs. Spurs 8 p.m.
Nuggets vs. Jazz 9 p.m.
Mavericks vs. Suns 10 p.m. ESPN
Trail Blazers vs. Kings 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Game Time (ET) National TV
Bucks vs. 76ers 7:30 p.m. TNT
Clippers vs. Lakers 10 p.m. TNT

How to watch NBA games 2022-23

NBA regular season games will once again be spread across ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT. You can stream games on Watch ESPN and Watch TNT, both available on desktop and by downloading the mobile apps. You can also stream games via NBA League Pass or Sling TV.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the biggest games of the 2022-23 NBA season on Sling TV. Stream Sling Orange for $35/month to catch all regular season games on TNT, ESPN & ABC. For games on NBA TV, subscribe to Sling Orange & Sports Extra for $46/month. Local regional blackout restrictions apply.

For a limited time only, Sling subscribers can watch every NBA League Pass game for free! Stream every out-of-market NBA game from 10/18-10/24 on Sling TV.

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NBA division previews 2022-23

Eastern Conference

Western Conference



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