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NBA on TNT’s Exclusive 2021-22 Regular Season Opening Night Doubleheader to Feature Kia NBA MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Action, Tuesday, Oct. 19

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Rematch of Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks Seven-Game Eastern Conference Semifinal to Open NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season at 7:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers at 10 p.m.

Kia NBA Tip Off Week on TNT Coverage to Also Showcase Two of the League’s Brightest Young Stars – Dallas Mavericks and Luka Dončić at Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young – Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.; LA Clippers at Warriors to Follow at 10 p.m.

Turner Sports will tip off its 38th consecutive year of NBA coverage with an exclusive blockbuster doubleheader featuring some of the league’s biggest stars in action, Tuesday, Oct. 19 – the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks and reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will host the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving in a rematch of their epic seven-game 2021 Eastern Conference Semifinal at 7:30 p.m. ET. The night’s second game will showcase the Los Angeles Lakers and offseason acquisition Russell Westbrook joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis for the first time against the Golden State Warriors with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green at 10 p.m.

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Kia NBA Tip Off Week on TNT will usher in the NBA’s 75th anniversary season and also showcase a premier doubleheader, Thursday, Oct. 21, beginning with a match-up between two of the league’s brightest young stars – the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Dončić at the 2021 Eastern Conference Finalist Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young at 7:30 p.m. – followed by the LA Clippers and Paul George at the Warriors and Curry at 10 p.m.

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Additionally, TNT will provide exclusive coverage of NBA All-Star for the 20th consecutive season, showcasing the league’s biggest stars throughout the weekend in Cleveland and culminating with the league’s 71st annual NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia on Sunday, Feb. 20.

The network’s 2021-22 game schedule will feature regular Tuesday and/or Thursday live game coverage throughout the season, in addition to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, several milestone matchups that celebrate “NBA 75,” a doubleheader on the final day of the regular season, and the most NBA Playoff games of any network, culminating with the exclusive presentation of the 2022 NBA Western Conference Finals. The remainder of this season’s game telecast schedule – along with NBA TV’s live game telecasts – will be announced later this week.

Live streaming coverage of all NBA on TNT games will be available via http://www.tntdrama.com/watchtnt and the Watch TNT app and participating TV providers’ websites and apps. Fans will be able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the username and password provided by their TV service provider.

NBA on TNT’s 2021-22 NBA Regular Season Opening Week Schedule

Day

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Tuesday

Oct. 19

7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks

Tuesday

Oct. 19

10 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers

Thursday

Oct. 21

7:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks

Thursday

Oct. 21

10 p.m.

LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors

 

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