How to Watch Celtics at 76ers, Kings at Clippers & More NBA Games on January 20




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Tonight’s Week 5 NBA action is a full slate of games with 20 teams taking the court across the country. The Wizards-Hornets game that was scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to the NBA’s COVID protocols. Fans can find out how to watch tonight’s NBA games below.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

GamesTip-off timeChannel
Nets at Cavaliers7 p.m. ETFox Sports Ohio and YES Network
Mavericks at Pacers7 p.m. ETFox Sports Indiana and Fox Sports Southwest
Celtics at 76ers7 p.m ETESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia, and NBC Sports Boston
Pistons at Hawks7:30 p.m. ETFox Sports Southeast and Fox Sports Detroit
Heat at Raptors7:30 p.m. ETFox Sports Sun and TSN
Magic at Timberwolves8 p.m. ETFox Sports North and Fox Sports Florida
Suns at Rockets9:30 p.m. ETESPN, AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest, and Fox Sports Arizona
Spurs at Warriors10 p.m. ETNBC Sports Bay Area, and Fox Sports Southwest
Kings at Clippers10 p.m. ETFox Sports Prime Ticket, and NBC Sports California
Grizzlies at Trail Blazers10:00 p.m. ETNBC Sports Northwest, and Fox Sports Southeast

ESPN will be the home of tonight’s national doubleheader. Beginning at 7 p.m ET, the Atlantic Division will be on full display in a 2020 Eastern Conference First Round rematch between the 8-4 Boston Celtics and 9-5 Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers have only lost a single game at home this season and will be looking to continue defending their home paint at the Wells Fargo Center. The local broadcasts will be handled by NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Boston.

The late game on ESPN will tip-off at 9:30 p.m. ET, as Chris Paul leads his 7-5 Phoenix Suns in a return to Houston against a 4-8 Rockets team. The Rockets have been struggling all season, but are trying to turn it around after trading away former MVP James Harden. The local broadcast will be available on AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest, and Fox Sports Arizona.

Around the league, there are a couple of local games with interesting storylines. Kyrie Irving is expected to make his long-awaited return for the 9-6 Brooklyn Nets when they travel to Cleveland to take on his old Cavs (6-7) team at 7 p.m. ET. This matchup can be seen on Fox Sports Ohio and YES Network.

Two 6-loss teams can be seen on NBC Sports Bay Area, and Fox Sports Southwest, when the Spurs take on the Golden State Warriors in what may be a preview of the Western Conference playoffs.

Where to watch all of today’s NBA games

With a full lineup of games, fans will have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from tip-off down to the last shot.

NBA TV: Fans can get a free 7-day trial with an NBA TV subscription for only $6.99/month or $59.99/year to watch nationally broadcasted games on the only network with 24/7 NBA coverage.

NBA League Pass: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by NBA League Pass. For $119.99/yr. or $17.99/mo. fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Team Pass. Catch every game from any out-of-market team for only $28.99/mo. or $199/yr. with League Pass. Upgrade to a commercial-free experience with League Pass Premium and watch every game from an out-of-market team for only $249.99/yr. or $39.99 mo.  Don’t miss a game this season and check out our in-depth coverage on NBA League Pass.

Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.

ChannelAT&T Tv Choice (*Starts at $85/mo.)fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $54.99/mo.)Sling TV (*Starts at $30/mo.)Vidgo(*Starts at $55/mo.)Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)
AT&T SportsNet SouthwestYesYesNoNoNoNo
Fox Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNoNo
*NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesYesNoYes
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNoNo

*Due to the NBA’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location.

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