ESPN Radio’s 21st Consecutive NBA Season Opens with Defending Champion Golden State Warriors
ESPN Radio’s 21st consecutive NBA season will showcase 29 regular-season games and tips off Tuesday, Oct. 27, when NBA MVP Steph Curry and the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors host Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Opening Night at 9:30 p.m. ET (start of broadcast window).
ESPN Radio will again broadcast a Christmas Day doubleheader featuring Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls visiting Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder at 1:30 p.m., followed immediately by the marquee matchup of last year’s NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James at the Warriors.
ESPN Radio will also be the exclusive national broadcast home of NBA All-Star events, including the 65th NBA All-Star Game from Toronto, the NBA Playoffs and the NBA Finals.
All broadcasts will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com and the ESPN app.
Kevin Calabro will return as ESPN Radio’s primary play-by-play voice, alongside analyst Jon Barry, with Marc Kestecher (commentator) and PJ Carlesimo (analyst) also calling games. In addition, Kara Lawson, who served as a part-time analyst for ESPN Radio last year, will return for select games.
Additional schedule highlights:
- Two rematches of last year’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers – Christmas Day and January 18;
- A game between the Warriors and Houston Rockets — last season’s NBA Western Conference Finals teams;
- Four All-Star specials, including the 65th NBA All-Star Game in Toronto;
- Nine games, each, for the Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder; seven appearances by six-time NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs; six Chicago Bulls tilts; and five Los Angeles Clippers games.
**Note, times reflect start of broadcast window
|Tue, Oct 27||9:30 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors|
|Fri, Dec 25||1:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Follows||Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors|
|Thu, Jan 14||7 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs|
|Mon, Jan 18||7 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Sat, Jan 23||7:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Sat, Jan 30||7:30 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Sun, Jan 31||2:30 p.m.||Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Clippers|
|Sun, Feb 7||1 p.m.||Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat|
|Tue, Feb 9||9:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors|
|Thu, Feb 11||7 p.m.||New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Fri, Feb 12||TBD||NBA All-Star Weekend: BBVA Rising Stars Challenge|
|Sat, Feb 13||TBD||ESPN Radio Special: Meet the All Stars|
|TBD||NBA All-Star Weekend: All-Star Saturday Night|
|Sun, Feb 14||TBD||65th NBA All-Star Game|
|Thu, Feb 18||9:30 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers|
|Sat, Feb 20||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers|
|Sun, Feb 21||2:30 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Thu, Feb 25||7 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans|
|Sat, Feb 27||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Sat, Mar 5||7:30 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Chicago Bulls|
|Sun, Mar 6||2:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers|
|Sat, Mar 12||7:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs|
|Sun, Mar 13||2:30 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Clippers|
|Sat, Mar 19||7:30 p.m.||Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs|
|Tue, Mar 22||7 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Tue, Mar 29||7 p.m.||Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Sun, Apr 3||2:30 p.m.||Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets|
|Tue, Apr 5||7 p.m.||Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies|
|Thu, Apr 7||9:30 p.m.||San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors|
|Sat, Apr 9||7:30 p.m.||Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls|
|Tue, Apr 12||7 p.m.||Oklahoma city Thunder at San Antonio Spurs|
|Wed, Apr 13||9:30 p.m.||Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers|
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