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The 75th anniversary season of the NBA has begun with matches between the Bucks and Nets as well as the Lakers and Golden State Warriors

Milwaukee Bucks are the current NBA Champions. The 2021/22 Season started on Tuesday 19 October

Three months after Milwaukee Bucks took the 2020/2021 NBA championship, the 2021/2022 season has got underway. The season started on Tuesday 19 October 2021 and will continue until June 2022.

The NBA is currently commemorating its 75th anniversary and will continue to celebrate the momentous occasion throughout the 2021/22 season.

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A 75th anniversary diamond logo will be featured in promotions across all NBA properties during the season, including on all merchandise, digital and social media as well as being painted on the courts.

The NBA also announced that it would be releasing a list of the 75 greatest players in league history who would be chosen by a panel of media, current and former players, coaches, general managers and team executives.

Here’s all the information on how to watch the NBA on TV so as not to miss any more of the action.

LeBron James shined but the Lakers were ultimately defeated by the Golden State Warriors on the opening night

How to watch the NBA on TV?

The NBA offers an NBA League Pass which is one of the most popular ways to watch all the action. Every game is streamed live through the website and available on a range of devices.

Go to the NBA website to find out more.

Sky Sports show coverage of the NBA season on various channels including Sky Sports Main Event and online via the SkyGo app.

For those who don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, NOW TV is the next best option for watching the games. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99 or a month pass for £33.99.

How to watch highlights of the NBA

Sky Sport not only offers every game available to watch live but they also show highlights of all matches with short clips of all the important action.

The NBA website also shows highlights and short clips of all the top moments from the games.

What happened on the NBA’s opening night?

The first matches of the season saw the Brooklyn Nets take on current champions the Milwaukee Bucks as well as the Golden State Warriors play the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Bucks looked to continue their 2020/21 form as Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the match to take his team to a comfortable and easy 127-104 victory over the nets.

Despite strong performances from Basketball legend LeBron James and fellow teammate Anthony Davis, the Lakers were unable to restrain the Golden State Warriors as the San Francisco based team took a 115-106 victory.

The Bucks won their first match since being crowned NBA 2020/21 Champions.

When are the next NBA matches taking place?

22 teams will play on the second night of the 2021/22 NBA season which takes place Wednesday 20 October 2021 Eastern time but Thursday 21 October 2021 BST.

From 12am BST on Thursday morning, the following matches will be played:

  • Indiana Pacers v Charlotte Hornets
  • Chicago Bulls v Detroit Pistons
  • Boston Celtics v New York Knicks
  • Washington Wizards v Toronto Raptors
  • Cleveland Cavaliers v Memphis Grizzlies
  • Houston Rockets v Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Philadelphia 76ers v New Orleans Pelicans
  • Orlando Magic v San Antonio Spurs
  • Oklahoma City Thunder v Utah Jazz
  • Denver Nuggets v Phoenix Suns
  • Sacramento Kings v Portland Trail Blazers

NBA 2021/2022 schedule

  • 19 October 2021 : Regular Season begins
  • 18-20 February 2022 : NBA All-star
  • 10 April 2022: Regular season concludes
  • 12-15 April 2022: Playoffs begin
  • 2 June 2022: NBA Finals begin
  • 19 June 2022: Game 7 of NBA finals (if necessary)
  • 23 June 2022: NBA draft

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