NBA TV Tips 30 Preseason Telecasts

'Real Training Camp,' Media Days Also on Court

NBA TV will put the spotlight on The King's return to Cleveland as part of its expansive coverage of the league's preseason.

Ther service will present some 100 hours of  live NBA preseason coverage, beginning on Friday, Sept. 26, with NBA Media Days, followed by the return of NBA Real Training Camp.

Serving as a prelude to the first full season under the watch of commissioner Adam Silver, the network’s live game action encompasses 30 games and features multiple appearances by the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James's Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, including the returnng legend Kobe Bryant, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The game schedule begins with the scheduled debut of four-time NBA MVP James in his return to Cleveland when the Cavaliers host Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. (ET). 

Along with James’s return, the telecast will also mark the debut of All-Star forward Kevin Love with the Cavaliers and first-year Cavs head coach David Blatt against his former Euroleague club. NBA TV will present pre, post and halftime coverage of the preseason opener with host Rick Kamla and analyst Dennis Scott in studio.

Preseason coverage will also include four games taking place outside the United States as part of NBA Global Games 2014.  The international exhibition will begin Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., when the Spurs and 14-time All-Star Tim Duncan visit eight-time German champions Alba Berlin. Later that week, the Spurs will visit Turkey to face Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul on Saturday, Oct. 11 at noon.  The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will close out the NBA’s global preseason tour with games in Shanghai and Beijing, on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 1 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 a.m. The complete NBA TV preseason schedule is listed below.

NBA TV Preseason Schedule


Time (ET)


Sunday, Oct. 5

6 p.m.

Maccabi Tel Aviv at Cleveland Cavaliers

Monday, Oct. 6

7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics


10 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers (from San Diego)

Tuesday, Oct. 7

7:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Detroit Pistons


10:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers 

Wednesday, Oct. 8

2 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Alba Berlin from Berlin


7:30 p.m.

New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (from Hartford)

Thursday, Oct. 9

8 p.m.

Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets


10:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers

Friday, Oct. 10

8:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks

Saturday, Oct. 11

12 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul


8:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks

Sunday, Oct. 12

1 a.m.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings (from Shanghai)


1 p.m.

Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards


9:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (from Ontario, Calif.)

Monday, Oct. 13

8 p.m.

Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets

Tuesday, Oct. 14

7 p.m.

Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers

Wednesday, Oct. 15

7:30 a.m.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings from Beijing


7 p.m.

Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers (from Cincinnati)

Thursday, Oct. 16

7 p.m.

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers


10 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers (from Anaheim)

Friday, Oct. 17

7:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers


10:30 p.m.

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers

Saturday, Oct. 18

7 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers


10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers (from Las Vegas)

Sunday, Oct. 19

3 p.m.

Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets


8 p.m.

Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls

Monday, Oct. 20

7 p.m.

Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (from Columbus, Ohio)

Friday, Oct. 24

8 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets


10:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers