Week 9 of the 2020-21 NBA regular season concludes with a schedule of 8 games including two national games. Today’s contests include the reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and an interconference matchup at Staples Center. There will be fans at select games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch tonight’s NBA games below.
The Games – Start Times and Channel
|Game||Tip-off Time||TV Channel|
|Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans||3:30 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers||7:00 p.m. ET||Fox Sports Oklahoma, & Fox Sports Cleveland|
|Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic||7:00 p.m. ET||Fox Sports Detroit, & Fox Sports Florida|
|Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors||7:00 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Philadelphia, & TSN|
|Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks||7:00 p.m. ET||Fox Sports North, & MSG Network|
|Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks||7:30 p.m. ET||Altitude, & Fox Sports Southeast|
|Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Clippers||8:00 p.m. ET||ESPN, YES Network, Fox Sports Prime Ticket|
|Sacramento Kings at Milwaukee Bucks||9:00 p.m. ET||NBC Sports California, & Fox Sports Wisconsin|
ABC will be the home of today’s early national game with a tip-off time of 3:30 p.m. ET when the 15-14 Celtics travel to the Big Easy to take on the 12-17 Pelicans. The Celtics are 2-3 in their last 5 and haven’t got in rhythm since the return of 4-time All-Star Kemba Walker. Zion Williamson and the Pelicans have been disappointing this season and have taken a step back compared to last season. They’re 1-5 in their last 6 after snapping a 4-game win streak.
ESPN will broadcast the late national game at 8:00 p.m. ET when Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and the 22-9 Clippers welcome the 19-12 Nets who will be without Kevin Durant. James Harden and Kyrie Irving will be looking to lead the Nets to their 6th straight win against a tough LA team. The Clippers are coming off of a 116-112 victory against the Jazz, who are the NBA’s best team.
There are a couple of noteworthy games that will not be under the bright lights of primetime. Tipping off at 7:00 p.m. ET on TSN and NBC Sports Philadelphia, the 15-15 Raptors will host the 20-10 76ers. The Sixers have the best record in the Eastern Conference and Joel Embiid is solidifying his case for MVP after putting up 50 points versus the Bulls. The Raptors have won 3-straight games but were defeated 100-93 when these 2 clubs played earlier in the season. With Kyle Lowry being day-to-day with an injury, Toronto will need a big game from Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet.
At 9:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports Wisconsin and NBC Sports California, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will host the Kings. The Bucks are trying to return to last season’s dominance after losing 4 of their last 5 games. This Kings team hasn’t been playing well lately and will look to ascend the throne by slowing down the reigning NBA MVP.
Where to watch all of today’s NBA games
With a full schedule of NBA games across the country, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from tip-off to the last shot.
The early game can be found on ABC, which most households can watch for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what channels are available in your area with an antenna.
Viewers in one of the 29 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local ABC station for free with the service.
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.
|Channel||AT&T TV (*Starts at $85/mo.)||fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)||Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)||Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)||Vidgo(*Starts at $55/mo.)||Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)|
|Fox Sports Regional Networks||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|*NBC Sports Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
*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.