ESPN Announces 2018 NBA Pre-Season Broadcast Schedule

August 23, 2018 by: admin

By Philip Sayblack

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN has announced its early broadcast schedule for its coverage of the NBA’s 2018 pre-season.

The ESPN networks will broadcast five NBA pre-season games, beginning with a Western Conference matchup between the Denver Nuggets (Northwest Division) and the Los Angeles Lakers (Pacific Division) on September 30.  Coverage for that game is currently scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The second game on the schedule — another Western Conference matchup — is scheduled to be broadcast October 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.  This time, the Sacramento Kings (Pacific Division) are scheduled to visit fellow Pacific Division foes and defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in that game.

NBA fans get a double treat on October 10 as ESPN will carry a double header schedule that day.  First up at 8 p.m. ET, the Chicago Bulls will host the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Central Division.  At 10:30 p.m. ET the Lakers play host to the Warriors in the Western Conference Pacific Division.

The Lakers and Warriors play one more time October 12, this time on ESPN2.  Coverage of that game is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. ET.

The full broadcast schedule for ESPN’s NBA pre-season is outlined below.  All five games on the schedule will also be simulcast online via the ESPN app.

Full schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Location Platform
Sun, Sept. 30 9:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers Valley View Casino Center,

San Diego, Calif.

Fri, Oct. 5 10:30 p.m. Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors KeyArena, Seattle, Wash. ESPN, ESPN App
Wed, Oct. 10 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls United Center,

Chicago, Ill.

10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers T-Mobile Arena,

Las Vegas, Nev.

Fri, Oct. 12 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors SAP Center,

San Jose, Calif.


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