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NBA nationally televised schedule for first half of 2020-21 season

We take a look at each of the nationally televised games for the first half of the 2020-21 NBA season.

Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers plays defense against LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game on July 30, 2020 at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.  Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA released the schedule for the first half of the 2020-21 season on Tuesday with training camps starting around the League. The season is set to begin on Tuesday, December 22nd with the first big schedule being the every-popular Christmas Day slate.

Here we’ll go over all the nationally televised games for the first half of 2020-21 and take a look at the X-Mas Day slate with a little preview of what to expect. TNT is the first network to release its schedule and we also have the Christmas slate. We will add more national games as they arrive. All times listed are ET.

Christmas Day Schedule

Dec. 25

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat, 12:00 p.m. ESPN
Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 2:30 p.m. ABC
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, 5:00 p.m. ABC
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Full national TV schedule

Dec. 22

Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7 p.m., TNT
LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Dec. 23

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 29

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., TNT
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m., TNT

Jan. 6

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 7

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets, 10 p.m., TNT

Jan. 8

Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 13

Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers, 10 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 14

Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets, 10 p.m., TNT

Jan. 15

Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 18

Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 5 p.m., TNT
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Golden State Warriors vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Jan. 20

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., ESPN
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 21

LA Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 p.m., TNT
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz, 10 p.m., TNT

Jan. 22

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 27

LA Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 28

LA Clippers vs. Miami Heat, 7 p.m., TNT
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Jan. 29

Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz, 10 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 30

LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Feb. 2

LA Clippers vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 3

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 7 p.m., ESPN
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 4

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 5

Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Boston Celtics vs. LA Clippers, 10 p.m. ESPN

Feb. 6

Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Feb. 9

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 10

Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 11

Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 12

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Memphis Grizzlies vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 13

Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Feb. 16

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 17

Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 18

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 20

Miami Heat vs. LA Lakers, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Feb. 21

Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Brooklyn Nets vs. LA Clippers, 8 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 23

Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets, 10 p.m., TNT

Feb. 24

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz, 10 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 25

Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., TNT
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Feb. 26

Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Portland Trail Blazers vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 27

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets, 8:30 p.m., ABC

Feb. 28

LA Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Golden State Warriors vs. LA Lakers, 8 p.m., ESPN

Mar. 2

LA Clippers vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m., TNT

Mar. 3

Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m., ESPN

Mar. 4

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics, 7 p.m., TNT
Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 9:30 p.m., TNT