How to watch NBA 2019-20 season: ESPN and SBS NBA games

Posted: 23 October 2019 10:20 am
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The 2019/20 NBA opening night tips off live on ESPN with Raptors vs Pelicans and Lakers vs Clippers.

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The 2019/20 NBA season is the most hyped one in forever. In what could have potentially been the wildest off-season of all time, the entire landscape of the NBA has now changed. Several superstars signed with new teams while multiple others were traded.

To many fans the beauty of the NBA is that it's a 24/7 league. Games run all across the day every week. Australians can adapt to this by watching NBA at work or watching NBA on replay, which we'll elaborate on a little later.

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The 2018/19 finals' MVP and NBA Champion Kawhi Leonard left the Toronto Raptors for the LA Clippers. His arrival also prompted the Clippers to trade for All-Star Paul George from Oklahoma City Thunder.

The worst kept secret of last season finally happened with Anthony Davis officially joining LeBron James at the Los Angeles Lakers. DeMarcus Cousins landed at the Lakers too, but won't play after tearing his ACL.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving became Brooklyn Nets to finally land one New York franchise with a superstar. The pair's arrival saw D'Angelo Russell complete a sign and trade to become the third splash brother for Golden State.

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OKC stalwart Russell Westbrook will team up with former teammate James Harden at the Houston Rockets. Westbrook's 11-year tenure with the Thunder shockingly ended when he was swapped out for Chris Paul.

Kemba Walker had enough of missing out on the play-offs, so he chose to sign with the Boston Celtics. Al Horford will supersize the Philadelphia 76ers, joining giants Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

Jimmy Butler will take his talents to South Beach after signing with Miami Heat. Kristaps Porzingis is finally healthy and set to debut alongside Luka Doncic for the Dallas Mavericks.

Rookie phenom Zion Williamson was drafted first overall by New Orleans. Zion will be ready to dance in the Big Easy with new Pelicans Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram.

How to watch NBA games in Australia

Australians are now lucky to choose from multiple options to watch the NBA. This wasn't always the case and the 2019/20 NBA season marks the first time in 8 years some games will be available on free-to-air.

Below are the ESPN and SBS NBA broadcast details for the first two weeks of the season. Combining the content shown by these two broadcasters is the best way for Australians to keep up with the NBA without forking out hundreds of dollars.

The ESPN schedule has a colossal opening day as part of the US Sports Equinox. It starts with Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans, unfortunately Zion Williamson has picked up an injury and won't play. It's still worth the watch, so tune in early to see the world champion Raptors receive their NBA Championship rings.

Definitely the most anticipated opening game is the Battle of LA. The Lakers and the Clippers might be the two new title heavyweights. They'll also be vying to be the best basketball team in Los Angeles.

You can start watching the NBA's opening games using Kayo Sports' 14-day free trial. See our how to watch NBA article for a full comprehensive breakdown of all your basketball viewing options.

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How to watch NBA at work

Any true sports fan has been there before, trying to sneak in a game whether it be at work, on your commute or even a wedding. There use to be very limited options to get around this but it's no longer a problem thanks to technology. Kayo Sports makes it easy to watch sport at work.

You can discreetly use the pop-out window or picture-in-picture features to watch the game in a small section of your screen. There's also the choice to choose to watch games live or from the start. The No Spoilers option also ensures you can catch up on NBA once you're home. Start watching now or on replay with a 14-day free trial.

List of ESPN and SBS NBA games broadcast in Australia

Day Match Venue Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Wednesday 23 October Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans Scotiabank Arena 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Wednesday 23 October LA Clippers vs LA Lakers Staples Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 24 October Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics Wells Fargo Center 10:30 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 24 October Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Moda Center 1:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 25 October Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks Toyota Center 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 25 October Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers Chase Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 26 October Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptros TD Garden 10:00 AM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Saturday 26 October New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks Smoothie King Center 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 26 October LA Lakers vs Utah Jazz Staples Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Sunday 27 October Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans Toyota Center 11:00 AM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Sunday 27 October Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers Talking Stick Resort Arena 1:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 31 October Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks TD Garden 10:30 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 31 October Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers Vivint Smart Home Arena 1:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 1 November Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat State Farm Arena 10:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 1 November New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets Smoothie King Center 12:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 2 November Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets Barclays Center 10:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 2 November Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers American Airlines Center 12:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 2 November Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Chase Center 1:30 PM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Sunday 3 November Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans Chesapeake Energy Arena 8:00 AM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Sunday 3 November Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers Moda Center 1:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 7 November Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Toyota Center 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 7 November LA Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Staples Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 8 November Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics Spectrum Center 12:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 8 November LA Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers Staples Center 2:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 9 November Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Capital One Arena 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 9 November LA Lakers vs Miami Heat Staples Center 2:30 PM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Sunday 10 November San Antonio Spurs vs Boston Celtics AT&T Center 9:00 AM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Sunday 10 November Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 14 November Houston Rockets vs LA Clippers Toyota Center 11:30 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 14 November LA Lakers vs Golden State Warriors Staples Center 2:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 15 November New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks Madison Square Garden 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 15 November Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Pepsi Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 16 November Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz FedEx Forum 12:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 16 November LA Lakers vs Sacramento Kings Staples Center 2:30 PM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Saturday 16 November Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Chase Center 2:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Sunday 17 November Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Bankers Life Fieldhouse 11:00 AM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Thursday 21 November Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors American Airlines Center 11:30 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 21 November LA Clippers vs Boston Celtics Staples Center 2:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 22 November Milwaukee Bucks vs Portland Trail Blazers Fiserv Forum 12:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Friday 22 November Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Talking Stick Resort Arena 2:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 23 November Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs Wells Fargo Center 12:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 23 November Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Vivint Smart Home Arena 1:00 PM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Saturday 23 November LA Clippers vs Houston Rockets Staples Center 2:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Sunday 24 November Phildelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Wells Fargo Center 11:30 AM SBS Network, NBA League Pass
Thursday 28 November Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets TD Garden 11:00 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Thursday 28 November New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Smoothie King Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV, NBA League Pass
Saturday 30 November San Antonio Spurs vs LA Clippers AT&T Center 12:30 PM SBS Network, NBA League Pass

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