Week 8 of the 2020-21 NBA Regular Season tip-offs tonight with a stacked lineup of 8 games including two nationally broadcasted games. Tonight’s games include the reigning and defending NBA champions, four former NBA MVPs, and some of the NBA’s rising stars. Fans will be allowed at select games; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of tonight’s NBA games below.
The Games – Start Times and Channel
|Game||Tip-off Time||TV Channel|
|Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets||7 p.m. ET||NBATV, AT&T SportsNet – Southwest, Fox Sports Southeast|
|Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls||8 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Washington, & NBC Sports Chicago|
|Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies||8 p.m. ET||TSN, & Fox Sports Southeast|
|Minnesota Timberwolves at Dallas Mavericks||8:30 p.m. ET||Fox Sports North, & Fox Sports Southwest|
|Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs||8:30 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Bay Area, & KENS|
|Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns||9 p.m. ET||Fox Sports Ohio, & Fox Sports Arizona|
|Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets||9:30 p.m. ET||NBATV|
|Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers||10 p.m. ET||Fox Sports Oklahoma, & Spectrum SportsNet|
NBA TV will be the home of tonight’s national doubleheader with the first game between the 11-13 Hornets and 11-11 Rockets tipping-off at 7 p.m. ET. The Hornets are coming off of a big 119-97 victory against the Wizards and are looking to remain in the playoff contention in a tough Eastern Conference. At .500, the Rockets are looking to get back into the playoff race in the Western Conference and will need a big game from Demarcus Cousins while Christian Woods is out with an ankle injury.
Tipping-off at 9:30 p.m. ET, the late game of the doubleheader is a matchup of two of the league’s best big men. Reigning two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 15-8 Bucks travel out west to take on Nikola Jokic and the 12-10 Nuggets. The reigning MVP and the Bucks have been struggling this season, but they will be looking to extend their 4-game winning streak against an injury-riddled Nuggets team.
Other quality matchups around the league include an 8 p.m. ET contest between the 10-13 Raptors and 9-9 Grizzlies on TSN, and Fox Sports Southeast. The Grizzlies are one of the most streaky teams in the NBA, they’re currently on a 3-game losing streak since snapping their 7-game win streak. Due to NBA protocols, the Grizzlies had a stretch of 5-games postponed in late January, which is why they’ve only played 18 games.
The 10-14 Mavericks have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA this season. Tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET, they’ll host the 6-17 Timberwolves on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports North, and a loss tonight will surely put head coach Rick Carlisle on the hot seat.
Tipping-off at 10 p.m. ET, the reigning and defending NBA Champions will host a young Thunder team at the Staples Center on Spectrum SportsNet and Fox Sports Oklahoma. At 10-12, the Thunder have played above expectations this season and will have their hands full trying to stop a stacked 18-6 Lakers team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
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.
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.)|
|NBA TV||Yes||Yes (included in fubo Sports Extra package add-on $7.99/mo.)||No||Yes (included in Sports Extra Package add-on for $10/mo.)||No||Yes|
|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.