ESPNU and ESPNews Combine to Televise 12 Regular-Season NBA D-League Games Starting in December

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ESPNU and ESPNews Combine to Televise 12 Regular-Season NBA D-League Games Starting in December

ESPNU and ESPNews will combine to televise 12 regular-season NBA Development League (D-League) games for the 2016-17 season. The slate will begin Thursday, Dec.  8 when the Delaware 87ers visit the Westchester Knicks at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

On Friday, Jan. 20, ESPNU will televise four NBA D-League Showcase games including three spotlighting the league’s newest teams: the Salt Lake City Stars (vs. Iowa Energy, 12:30 p.m.), the Greensboro Swarm (vs. Delaware 87ers, 3 p.m.) and the Long Island Nets (vs. Raptors 905, 8:30 p.m.). This is the first time that ESPN networks will televise NBA D-League Showcase games.

ESPNU will also be home to the NBA D-League Playoffs, including First Round action, the Conference Finals, and the D-League Finals. More information, including schedule and start times, will be available in the coming weeks.

All NBA D-League telecasts on ESPNU and ESPNews will also be available to stream live through WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

The full regular season schedule is below.

2016-17 NBA D-League Schedule on ESPNU and ESPNews

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Dec. 8 7 p.m. NBA D-League presented by Taco Bell

Delaware 87ers at Westchester Knicks

ESPNU
Tue, Dec. 27 8 p.m. NBA D-League presented by Taco Bell

Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Iowa Energy

ESPNews
Fri, Jan. 6 11 p.m. NBA D-League presented by Taco Bell

Grand Rapids Drive at Santa Cruz Warriors

ESPNU
Thu, Jan. 19 12:30 p.m. NBA D-League Showcase (in Toronto)

Fort Wayne Mad Ants at Windy City Bulls

ESPNU
3 p.m. NBA D-League Showcase (in Toronto)

Sioux Falls Skyforce at Reno Bighorns

ESPNU
Fri, Jan. 20 12:30 p.m. NBA D-League Showcase (in Toronto)

Salt Lake City Stars at Iowa Energy

ESPNU
3 p.m. NBA D-League Showcase (in Toronto)

Delaware 87ers at Greensboro Swarm

ESPNU
6 p.m. NBA D-League Showcase (in Toronto)

Austin Spurs at Northern Arizona Suns

ESPNU
8:30 p.m. NBA D-League Showcase (in Toronto)

Raptors 905 at Long Island Nets

ESPNU
Thu, Jan. 26 9 p.m. NBA D-League presented by Taco Bell

Northern Arizona Suns at Austin Spurs

ESPNU
Fri, Feb. 3 8:30 p.m. NBA D-League presented by Taco Bell

Oklahoma City Blue at Texas Legends

ESPNews
Fri, Feb. 10 8 p.m. NBA D-League presented by Taco Bell

Maine Red Claws at Westchester Knicks

ESPNews


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Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN);

Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] (@Gianina_ESPN).

 

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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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