SBS has finalised the first month of NBA action, featuring two live regular season NBA games per week in HD on SBS VICELAND and streamed live via SBS On Demand.
On 26 October, Saturday, defending NBA champions Toronto Raptors playing against the Boston Celtics, who fielded four players to Team USA’s FIBA 2019 World Cup roster – Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
Following after, on Sunday 27 October, the New Orleans Pelicans –who drafted top lottery pick Zion Williamson and traded superstar Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers– play James Harden’s Houston Rockets, a contender that will be further strengthened by the addition of superstar Russell Westbrook, a move that reunites the ex-Thunder teammates once more.
The following week sees Boomers guard Patty Mills’ San Antonio Spurs match up against the Golden State Warriors at their newly unveiled arena, the Chase Center. Despite the absence of Klay Thompson, who is still recovering from ACL surgery, the Stephen Curry-led Warriors will likely feature plenty more Curry-centric offence, whose hectic, lethal shooting will always be a show in itself.
The Spurs will feature three times across the first month on SBS, with games against Boston (10 November) and the LA Clippers (30 November) also locked in.
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers who host the Miami Heat on 27 November will also hit Australian television screens. Simmons could well be showcasing his new perimeter game, while fellow Australian Jonah Bolden will be hoping to break back into the rotation.
SBS season opener 2019/20 NBA broadcast schedule
- Saturday 26 October: Toronto @ Boston (10:00am)
- Sunday 27 October: New Orleans @ Houston (11:00am)
- Saturday 2 November: San Antonio @ Golden State (1:30pm)
- Sunday 3 November: New Orleans @ Oklahoma City (8:00am)
- Saturday 9 November: Miami @ LA Lakers (2:30pm)
- Sunday 10 November: Boston @ San Antonio (9:00am)
- Saturday 16 November: Sacramento @ LA Lakers (2:30pm)
- Sunday 17 November: Milwaukee @ Indiana (11:00am)
- Saturday 23 November: Golden State @ Utah (1:00pm)
- Sunday 24 November: Miami @ Philadelphia (11:30am)
- Saturday 30 November: LA Clippers @ San Antonio (12:30pm)
(All times AEDT) (Source)