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How to watch: 2021-22 NBA preseason schedule and broadcast information

The 2021-22 NBA season is around the corner.

On Sept. 27, teams gathered in their local markets ahead of the NBA's historic 75th anniversary season for Media Day. The following day (Sept. 28), teams began training camp.

Next up on the calendar? Preseason.

Preseason will open on Sunday, Oct. 3 with a matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers at 3:30 p.m. (ET), two of the favourites to compete for the title this season. On Friday, Oct. 15, preseason will come to a close with an eight-game slate, headlined by a showdown between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat (6:30 p.m.), which will be broadcasted on ESPN 2 in the United States, and one between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors (10:00 p.m.), which will be televised on NBA TV.

The 2021-22 NBA regular season will then begin on Oct. 19 with a pair of star-studded contests: Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (7:30 p.m.), followed by Warriors vs. Lakers (10:00 p.m.), both of which will be televised on TNT.

Below, find the full 2021-22 preseason schedule with broadcast information in the United States and Canada.

NBA preseason schedule (2021-22 season)
Matchup Date Time (ET) US Broadcast CAN Broadcast CA Digital
Brooklyn Nets @ Los Angeles Lakers 10/3/21 3:30 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors 10/4/21 7:00 PM SN One
Orlando Magic @ Boston Celtics 10/4/21 7:30 PM
Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat 10/4/21 7:30 PM NBATV US
New Orleans Pelicans @ Minnesota Timberwolves 10/4/21 8:00 PM
Charlotte Hornets @ Oklahoma City Thunder 10/4/21 8:00 PM
Utah Jazz @ San Antonio Spurs 10/4/21 8:30 PM
Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trail Blazers 10/4/21 10:00 PM NBATV US SN Now
Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento Kings 10/4/21 10:00 PM
Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers 10/4/21 10:30 PM NBA TV Canada
Indiana Pacers @ New York Knicks 10/5/21 7:30 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls 10/5/21 8:00 PM
Washington Wizards @ Houston Rockets 10/5/21 8:00 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @ Memphis Grizzlies 10/5/21 8:00 PM TNT NBA TV Canada
San Antonio Spurs @ Detroit Pistons 10/6/21 7:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Atlanta Hawks 10/6/21 7:30 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Orlando Magic @ New Orleans Pelicans 10/6/21 8:00 PM
Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks 10/6/21 8:30 PM
Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors 10/6/21 10:00 PM SN Now
Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Suns 10/6/21 10:00 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers 10/6/21 10:30 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @ Charlotte Hornets 10/7/21 7:00 PM
Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers 10/7/21 7:00 PM NBATV US TSN 2
Miami Heat @ Houston Rockets 10/7/21 10:00 PM ESPN 2 NBA TV Canada
Indiana Pacers @ Cleveland Cavaliers 10/8/21 7:00 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @ Brooklyn Nets 10/8/21 7:30 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls 10/8/21 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks 10/8/21 8:30 PM SN Now
Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs 10/8/21 8:30 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Denver Nuggets 10/8/21 9:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors 10/8/21 10:00 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics 10/9/21 7:00 PM TSN 2
New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards 10/9/21 7:00 PM SN Now
Atlanta Hawks @ Memphis Grizzlies 10/9/21 8:00 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic 10/10/21 6:00 PM
Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers 10/10/21 7:00 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Milwaukee Bucks 10/10/21 7:30 PM ESPN NBA TV Canada
Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers 10/10/21 10:00 PM ESPN NBA TV Canada
Houston Rockets @ Toronto Raptors 10/11/21 7:00 PM TSN 4
Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat 10/11/21 7:30 PM
Brooklyn Nets @ Philadelphia 76ers 10/11/21 8:00 PM ESPN 2 SN Now
Detroit Pistons @ Memphis Grizzlies 10/11/21 8:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @ Utah Jazz 10/11/21 9:00 PM
Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers 10/11/21 10:00 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles Clippers 10/11/21 10:30 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Toronto Raptors @ Washington Wizards 10/12/21 7:00 PM NBATV US SN 360
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers 10/12/21 10:30 PM TNT NBA TV Canada
Dallas Mavericks @ Charlotte Hornets 10/13/21 6:30 PM ESPN NBA TV Canada
Memphis Grizzlies @ Indiana Pacers 10/13/21 7:00 PM
Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic 10/13/21 7:00 PM
Detroit Pistons @ New York Knicks 10/13/21 7:30 PM SN Now
Denver Nuggets @ Oklahoma City Thunder 10/13/21 8:00 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @ Utah Jazz 10/13/21 9:00 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix Suns 10/13/21 10:00 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Miami Heat @ Atlanta Hawks 10/14/21 7:00 PM NBA TV Canada
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Brooklyn Nets 10/14/21 7:30 PM NBATV US SN Now
Denver Nuggets @ Oklahoma City Thunder 10/14/21 8:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @ Sacramento Kings 10/14/21 10:00 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada
Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat 10/15/21 6:30 PM ESPN 2 NBA TV Canada
Philadelphia 76ers @ Detroit Pistons 10/15/21 7:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Indiana Pacers 10/15/21 7:00 PM
Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks 10/15/21 7:30 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @ Chicago Bulls 10/15/21 8:00 PM
Dallas Mavericks @ Milwaukee Bucks 10/15/21 8:00 PM SN Now
Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs 10/15/21 8:30 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @ Golden State Warriors 10/15/21 10:00 PM NBATV US NBA TV Canada

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