NBA Guide: 2023 NBA Schedule, Scores, News & How To Watch

NBA Guide: 2023 NBA Schedule, Scores, News & How To Watch

The NBA 2023 season is well underway. Get the full NBA schedule, access NBA teams, see NBA scores and find out how to watch all your favorite NBA basketball games.

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How to Watch NBA Games

Keep up with all the NBA regular season games on the following networks and channels.

NBA Schedule

Wondering what NBA games are on tonight? Find out when your NBA teams are playing, see live scores, check out betting odds and more throughout the NBA 2023 regular season and into the NBA finals schedule.

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NBA 2022-2023 Key Dates

Oct. 14 – Preseason games end

Oct. 18 – Start of the 2022-23 regular season

Dec. 17 – NBA Mexico City game: Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs

Jan. 5 – 10-day contracts can be signed

Jan. 10 – Standard contracts are guaranteed for the season

Feb. 9 – NBA trade deadline (3 p.m. EST)

Feb. 17-19 – NBA All-Star Weekend (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Feb. 17-22 – NBA All-Star break

March 1 – Playoff eligibility waiver deadline

April 9 – NBA regular season ends

April 11-14 – NBA play-in tournament

April 15 – NBA playoffs begin

April 23 – NBA early entry eligibility deadline (11:59 p.m. EST)

May 16 – NBA draft lottery

June 1 – NBA Finals begin

June 12 – NBA draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EST)

June 18 – NBA Finals Game 7 (if necessary)

June 22 – 2023 NBA draft

 NBA Teams

There are 30 NBA teams that make up the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. They are split into six divisions: Atlantic, Central, Southeast, Northwest, Pacific and Southwest. 



Boston Celtics

Denver Nuggets

Brooklyn Nets

Minnesota Timberwolves

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

Philadelphia 76ers

Portland Trail Blazers

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz



Chicago Bulls

Golden State Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers

LA Clippers

Detroit Pistons

Los Angeles Lakers

Indiana Pacers

Phoenix Suns

Milwaukee Bucks

Sacramento Kings



Dallas Mavericks

Atlanta Hawks

Houston Rockets

Charlotte Hornets

Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat

New Orleans Pelicans

Orlando Magic

San Antonio Spurs

Washington Wizards

NBA Top Questions

When is the NBA draft?

The NBA draft is on June 22, 2023.

How many games in NBA season? 

The regular NBA season runs from October to April and consists of 82 games for each team.

Who won the NBA Finals 2022?

Warrior won the NBA Finals 2022, their fourth NBA title in eight years.

When does the NBA season start?

The 2022-23 regular season starts on Oct. 18.

When do NBA playoffs start?

The playoffs begin on April 15, 2023.

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