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How to watch, what to watch for NBA preseason Dec. 12 schedule

We take a look at the games on slate for day two of the 2020 NBA preason.

Kyle Lowry #7 and Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors talk during the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on September 11, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at AdventHealth Arena. Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

On the second night of the NBA preseason, we are set for a seven-game slate. The first night of action was relatively quiet with five games. We did see the Knicks get a win under Tom Thibodeau. As for Saturday night’s slate, we have a couple of big debuts for some rookies.

Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball are all set to debut for their respective teams after being taken in the first three picks on the 2020 NBA Draft. We also get to see how Chris Paul looks in his Phoenix Suns debut. What would normally be a marquee matchup of the two favorites for MVP, Giannis vs. Luka Doncic may be short-lived in the preseason opener for each team.

NBA preseason schedule for Dec. 12

Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:00 p.m. ET NBA TV
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, 7:00 p.m. ET
Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 8:00 p.m. ET
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m. ET
Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m. ET
Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET NBA TV

Suns lineup update — Chris Paul and Dario Saric will not play tonight vs. the Jazz. Cameron Johnson is questionable.

Nuggets lineup update — Will Barton will not play tonight vs. the Warriors.

Cavaliers lineup update — Collin Sexton, JaVale McGee, Kevin Porter Jr. and Charles Matthews will not play tonight vs. the Pacers.