NBA Guide: 2024 NBA TV Schedule, Scores & Standings

NBA Guide: 2024 NBA TV Schedule, Scores & Standings

The NBA 2023-2024 season just tipped off. 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 2024 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 2024 regular season and into the NBA finals schedule.

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NBA 2023-2024 Key Dates

Oct. 5: NBA Preseason games begin

Oct. 5 & 7: NBA Abu Dhabi Games, Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Oct. 8: NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, Toronto Raptors vs. Sacramento Kings (Vancouver, Canada)

Oct. 10: Dallas Mavericks vs. Real Madrid, preseason game (Madrid, Spain)

Oct. 12: NBA Canada Series presented by Bell, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons (Montreal, Canada)

Oct. 20: NBA Preseason ends

Oct. 24: Start of the 2023-24 NBA Regular Season

Jan. 11: NBA Paris Game, Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Paris, France)

Jan 23-27: NBA Rivals Week

Feb. 8: NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

Feb. 16-18: NBA All-Star 2024 (Indianapolis, IN)

Feb. 16-21: NBA All-Star break

April 14: NBA Regular Season ends

April 15: NBA Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2024 (3 p.m. ET)

April 16-19: NBA Play-In Tournament

April 20: NBA Playoffs 2024 begin

April 28: NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

May 6-7: Conference Semifinals begin (possible move up to May 4-5)

May 12: NBA Draft Lottery 2024 presented by State Farm

May 13-19: NBA Combine (Chicago, IL)

May 21-22: Conference Finals begin (possible move up to May 19-20)

June 6: NBA Finals 2024 Game 1

June 9: NBA Finals 2024 Game 2

June 12: NBA Finals 2024 Game 3

June 14: NBA Finals 2024 Game 4

June 17: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)

June 17: NBA Finals 2024 Game 5 (if necessary)

June 20: NBA Finals 2024 Game 6 (if necessary)

June 23: NBA Finals 2024 Game 7 (if necessary)

June 27: NBA Draft 2024 presented by State Farm

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 27, 2024

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 2023?

The Denver Nuggets won the NBA Finals 2023. It was their first championship win. 

Who won the NBA Finals 2022?

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

When does the NBA season start?

The 2023-24 regular season starts on Oct. 24.

When do NBA playoffs start?

The playoffs begin on April 20, 2024.

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