2016 ESPN NBA Five-Game Preseason Schedule


2016 ESPN NBA Five-Game Preseason Schedule

  • Two Golden State Warriors Appearances including  Kevin Durant’s First Preseason Home Game as a Golden State Warrior
  • Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah Make Their Preseason Debut with New York Knicks on October 4
  • Additional Preseason Action from NBA All-Stars Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Isaiah Thomas, James Harden, and More

ESPN will tip off its 2016-17 NBA game schedule with five pre-season telecasts, starting with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Oct. 4. At 8 p.m. ET, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah will make their preseason debut with the New York Knicks as they visit the Houston Rockets and James Harden. At 10:30 p.m., Kevin Durant will make his preseason home debut as he joins Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to host the L.A. Clippers and Chris Paul.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 10 p.m., the Clippers return to action as they visit the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins on ESPN. The Knicks will then visit the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Thomas on ESPN on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Warriors making their second preseason appearance on ESPN as they tip off against the Los Angeles Lakers and the second selection in the 2016 NBA Draft Brandon Ingram in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center at 10 p.m.

All ESPN NBA preseason games will be streamed on WatchESPN.

NBA Preseason Games on ESPN

Date Time (ET) Telecast Network(s)
Tues, Oct. 4 8 p.m. New York Knicks at Houston Rockets ESPN / WatchESPN
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State Warriors ESPN / WatchESPN
Tues, Oct. 18 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento Kings ESPN / WatchESPN
Wed, Oct. 19 7:30 p.m. New York Knicks at Boston Celtics ESPN / WatchESPN
10 p.m. Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Valley View Casino Center ESPN / WatchESPN



Media contactsBen Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected], (@Ben_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).


Gianina Thompson

“Never wish for it more than you work for it.” My dad has told me this ever since we watched the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996. Living by those words has brought me to ESPN as their Senior Publicist for NBA, MLB, FIBA, and Little League. Working for the World Wide Leader in Sports, it comes naturally that I have a competitive nature. Competing on a Division 1 college rowing team and receiving both my master’s and bachelor’s degrees before turning 22 years old, further illustrates that. Sports are more than entertainment; it’s hopes for something bigger than yesterday.
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