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.