SBS’s February NBA fixtures are here. Which teams made the cut?
There's some Giannis, but a lack of big teams and very little Western Conference in SBS's February NBA line-up.
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February is one of the biggest months in the NBA with the likes of All-Star Weekend and the trade deadline. Unfortunately SBS's February NBA fixtures aren't on that level too.
So far NBA fans were surprisingly treated to several mouth-watering clashes on free-to-air network SBS. This month things have finally flopped and we aren't too sure why.
We still aren't aware of how the agreements or negotiations SBS has in place surrounding the NBA work. So far it has picked up the home team's broadcast and televised it to Australia. It hasn't been continual specific teams featured either.
Whatever the agreement is, it does expose Australians to a majority of the association, but this month it may not be as desirable. That does depend who you follow. Here's the full schedule.
February NBA games on SBS
|Day||Game||Time (AEDT)||How to watch|
|Wednesday, 23 December||Brooklyn Nets vs Golden State Warriors||11:00 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Wednesday, 23 December||LA Lakers vs LA Clippers||1:30 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Tuesday, 19 January||Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns||9:00 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Tuesday, 19 January||Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Buks||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Tuesday, 19 January||LA Lakers vs Golden State Warriors||2:00 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Thursday, 21 January||Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics||11:00 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Thursday, 21 January||Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns||1:30 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Friday, 22 January||Milwaukee Bucks vs LA Lakers||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Friday, 22 January||Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans||2:00 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Saturday, 23 January||Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Saturday, 23 January||Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs||12:30 PM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Saturday, 23 January||Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets||2:00 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Sunday, 24 January||Golden State Warriors vs Utah Jazz||9:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Sunday, 24 January||Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Monday, 25 January||Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks||11:30 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Tuesday, 26 January||Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets||11:30 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Thursday, 28 January||Philadelphia 76ers vs LA Lakers||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Thursday, 28 January||Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves||2:00 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Friday, 29 January||Miami Heat vs LA Clippers||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Friday, 29 January||Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers||2:00 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Saturday, 30 January||New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks||11:30 AM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Saturday, 30 January||Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks||2:00 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Sunday, 31 January||Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans||11:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Sunday, 31 January||Boston Celtics vs LA Lakers||12:30 PM||NBA League Pass, Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Fetch TV|
|Monday, 1 February||Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards||11:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Tuesday, 2 February||LA Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks||11:30 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Sunday, 7 February||Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers||11:30 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Tuesday, 9 February||Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs||12:30 PM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Sunday, 14 February||Philadelhpia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns||9:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Monday, 15 February||LA Lakers vs Denver Nuggets||11:30 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Tuesday, 16 February||Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Hornets||2:00 PM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Sunday, 21 February||Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks||11:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Monday, 22 February||LA Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies||11:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Sunday, 28 February||New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurts||10:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Monday, 1 March||Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics||11:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Tuesday, 2 March||Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers||11:00 AM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
|Friday, 5 March||Milwaukee Bucks vs Memphis Grizzlies||12:00 PM||SBS, NBA League Pass|
February SBS NBA schedule preview
January saw popular and talented teams like the Lakers, Clippers and Mavericks feature heavily, February will not. Also surprising is the lack of New Orleans Pelicans.
Like ESPN, SBS featured Zion Williamson's team heavily in the previous months. The problem was that Zion was injured until he finally debuted against the Spurs yesterday. Not landing a single Pelicans game will upset some, but then again ESPN does hold the rights to several upcoming New Orleans matches.
Alright, maybe we were a little harsh. There's still Eastern Conference contenders Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers on the slate plus likely MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. It's just the lack of opposition those teams go up against.
Just three of this month's games on SBS are current play-off teams going up against each other. The rest are largely teams in the race to the bottom, trying to improve lottery odds.
If you want to be a little more optimistic, many promising NBA youngsters will feature. Almost certain Rookie of the Year Ja Morant goes head-to-head with Ben Simmons. The likes of Trae Young, RJ Barrett, Markelle Fultz, Karl-Anthony Towns and Bam Adebayo will be on your screens.
How to watch NBA in Australia
Obviously you've got eight free NBA games per month on offer through SBS. Though for a league where each team plays 82 games a season, that leaves a lot of missing action.
To fill that void you've got one of two choices. Premium service NBA League Pass has every single game of the season available, but you'll have to fork out $300 for the year unless there's a special. There's a 7-day free trial available to test it out. You can see our League Pass review here.
Your other choice is through ESPN, which you can watch via Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV or Foxtel iQ. Of those Kayo is your best bet. It has the longest free trial available at 14 days, but the big sell is having 50 other sports to also stream.
On average Kayo has seven live NBA games per week. So when you pair that with SBS, you'll have more than a game a day to watch. Kayo will also have this month's entire All-Star Weekend too.
After your free trial has expired you can continue on with Kayo for $25/month or cancel before your test period is over and you won't be charged. See our Kayo review for a full breakdown and see what it's like when you can get your hands on it.
You can see our NBA streaming guide for a full breakdown of all your options.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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