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SBS announces its December schedule for the NBA 2019/20 season

Posted: 21 November 2019 4:20 pm
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LeBron James vs Luka Doncic and the Bucks vs Clippers? Yes please. See the full NBA schedule on SBS in December.

SBS has today released its December schedule for the NBA. The free-to-air broadcaster has already changed its strategy by deviating from the original Saturday and Sunday games and adding in some Monday fixtures.

While this will likely confuse people who had adjusted to the broadcast schedule it's a good move. When you're booking in broadcast games over a month in advance you never know which starting fives are set to take the court.

It also will see SBS not have overlap from the ESPN games shown on Kayo Sports, Foxtel and Fetch TV. But best of all it's great news for fans who can now get an extra day of NBA games weekly.

The ESPN broadcast schedule ignores showing NBA in Australia on a Monday due to the heavy contingent of NFL matches. This is due to it being Sunday in the US and the NBA avoiding a prime-time head-to-head with the NFL.

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Again adding Monday games sounds somewhat dubious as most people will be at work, but the games are on quite early. As the SBS games are available via SBS On Demand the eastern states will be able to watch just before work or during their commute.

December SBS NBA schedule preview

SBS has been able to muster up some juicy match-ups. Los Angeles Lakers fans are the biggest beneficiaries with five games to be shown.

Just last month the Dallas Mavericks and LA Lakers produced a game of the season candidate that went to overtime. Now SBS has two more matches from the series on 2 and 30 of December.

Fans who don't want to fork out hundreds of dollars for NBA League Pass get to see MVP candidates Luka Doncic and LeBron James duel it out again. Last time they both posted triple-doubles and LeBron showed love to Luka calling him a "bad motherf***er".

Also read: NBA weekly wrap

Another notable game on the calendar is the potential NBA finals preview. Western conference heavyweight LA Clippers will play eastern conference contenders Milwaukee Bucks.

Earlier this year when the pair played fans were robbed when Kawhi Leonard sat out due to "load management", which in turn landed the Clippers a $50,000 fine for skipping out on the ESPN contest.

Fingers crossed this time Leonard suits up. Especially now running mate Paul George is fit and firing. Can the two stop reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo from wreaking havoc for the Bucks? You'll have to watch to find out.

December NBA games on SBS

Update: SBS has now also dropped the January NBA schedule.

Day Match Venue Time (AEDT) Watch
Saturday 23 November Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Vivint Smart Home Arena 12:30 PM SBS, NBA League Pass
Sunday 24 November Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Wells Fargo Center 11:00 AM SBS, NBA League Pass
Saturday 30 November San Antonio Spurs vs LA Clippers AT&T Center 12:00 PM SBS, NBA League Pass
Monday 2 December LA Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Staples Center 7:30 AM SBS, NBA League Pass
Saturday 7 December Milwaukee Bucks vs LA Clippers Fiserv Forum 12:00 PM SBS, NBA League Pass
Saturday 7 December Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Lakers Moda Center 1:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Sunday 8 December Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Vivint Smart Home Arena 2:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Monday 9 December LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Staples Center 1:00 PM SBS, NBA League Pass
Wednesday 11 December Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks American Airlines Arena 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Thursday 12 December Toronto Raptors vs LA Clippers Scotiabank Arena 11:00 AM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Thursday 12 December Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans Fiserv Forum 1:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Friday 13 December Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers TD Garden 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Friday 13 December Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Pepsi Center 2:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Saturday 14 December Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans Wells Fargo Center 10:30 AM SBS, NBA League Pass
Saturday 14 December Miami Heat vs LA Lakers American Airlines Arena 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Saturday 14 December Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors Vivint Smart Home Arena 2:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Sunday 15 December Chicago Bulls vs LA Clippers United Center 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Monday 16 December Atlanta Hawks vs LA Lakers State Farm Center 9:30 AM SBS, NBA League Pass
Thursday 19 December Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Wells Fargo Center 11:30 AM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Friday 20 December Milwaukee Bucks vs LA Lakers Fiserv Forum 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Friday 20 December San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets AT&T Center 12:00 PM SBS, NBA League Pass
Saturday 21 December Philadelhpia76ers vs Dallas Mavericks Wells Fargo Center 2:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Monday 23 December LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Staples Center 1:00 PM SBS, NBA League Pass
Thursday 26 December Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Scotiabank Arena 4:00 AM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Thursday 26 December Philadelhpia 76ers vs Milwakee Bucks Wells Fargo Center 6:30 AM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Thursday 26 December Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Chase Center 9:00 AM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Thursday 26 December LA Lakers vs LA Clippers Staples Center 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Thursday 26 December Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans Pepsi Center 2:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Friday 27 December Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurts American Airlines Arena 12:00 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Friday 27 December Utah Jazz vs Portland Trail Blazers Vivint Smart Home Arena 2:30 PM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Saturday 28 December Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Amway Center 11:00 AM Kayo Sports. Foxtel, NBA League Pass, Fetch TV
Sunday 29 December Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets Toyota Center 11:30 AM SBS, NBA League Pass
Monday 30 December LA Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Staples Center 1:00 PM SBS, NBA League Pass

How to watch NBA in Australia

There are multiple options to stream the NBA in Australia now. Especially when you compare this to a few years ago. If you're a more casual fan, typically at work when games are on or don't have a specific team that you follow, you'd be best to combine SBS and Kayo Sports NBA coverage.

Kayo has an average of seven live NBA games per week. So throw on top the two SBS contests and you've got nine games to watch. That's a pretty solid number that'll ensure you keep up with the league.

New customers to Kayo are offered a 14-day free trial. You should test it out and catch the tail end of the November NBA ESPN schedule. See if the NBA content from SBS and Kayo works for you.

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