NBA opening night: game times and how to watch 76ers vs Celtics and Lakers vs Warriors
It’s NBA opening night! How to watch the game between the 76ers and Celtics, and the Lakers vs. Warriors matchup which take place tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The NBA launches the 2022-23 season with two opening games tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 18: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors.
The 76ers @ Celtics matchup tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET, while the Lakers square off against the Warriors at 10 p.m. ET.
Where can I watch the NBA opening night games?
TNT will be featuring a doubleheader for opening night, with both games being televised on the channel. NBA TV will also broadcast the game between the 76ers and Celtics.
TNT is airing 65 games during the 2022-23 season, and you can watch all of these on your device of choice by subscribing to any of the following streaming services: Hulu+ Live TV, DirecTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
You can also stream the games via NBA League Pass.
76ers vs. Celtics
The Celtics will be hoping to start the new season with a win following their loss in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Warriors. However, there have been some developments since they battled for the championship.
Head coach Ime Udoka was suspended for the next year for violating team policy by having improper relations with a colleague, and they will also be playing without Danilo Gallinari and Robert Williams III who are nursing knee injuries. But they do have Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and new addition Malcom Brogdon to lean on.
The 76ers meanwhile will have the scoring trio of Joel Embiid- who remains a top candidate for MVP- Tyrese Maxey, and James Harden, as well as three new team members P.J. Tucker, Montrezl Harrell, and De’Anthony Melton.
Lakers vs. Warriors
The Warriors will be launching their campaign for back-to-back championships in the midst of all the drama involving power forward Draymond Green. They have secured the services of Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins via contract extension, to help keep their champion roster intact.
The Lakers will try to start on the right foot following their disappointing performance last year where they failed to make the playoffs. New head coach Darvin Ham will attempt to make a cohesive unit out of the trio of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook, and also see how new acquisition Patrick Beverley fits into the mix.