The 77th season tips off on October 18, 2022, with a doubleheader on TNT. After a three-year pandemic-induced break, the NBA Global Games are also back with two regular season matchups. So, get your planners out – here’s the NBA schedule 2022-2023 season and all you need to know about the games.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the regular season schedule for 2022-2023 on August 17, 2022. The games begin in October 2022 and conclude in April 2023. 76ers are visiting the Celtics for the first game of the season at TD Garden. The defending champions Golden State Warriors will receive their rings on the same day before facing the Lakers at Chase Center.
Mexico City and Paris are hosting the NBA Global Games this year; five pre-season international games are taking place in Tokyo, Edmonton, Abu Dhabi (2 games), and Montreal. Seattle, Tulsa, Paradise – Nevada, Greensboro, and Birmingham will also host pre-season games in October. In a first for the NBA schedule – there’ll be no games on Election Day – November 8. Instead, all teams will play on November 7 and help promote voter participation and awareness.
The 2022-2023 season also marks the seventh year of a nine-year broadcasting deal with NBA TV, TNT, ABC, and ESPN. So look out for NBA vs. NFL on Christmas Day this year – there’s a football tripleheader ready to compete for rankings. But nothing stands in the way of 11 nationally-televised NBA Rivals Week games from January 24 –28, 2023. The All-Star Game is on February 19, and the playoffs start on April 15.
With 30 teams and 82 games per team on the NBA schedule, there’s a lot to catch up on before the regular season begins. So here’s a quick round-up of everything you must know:
Who won the NBA Finals 2022?
Golden State Warriors clinched their fourth championship in eight years, after a Game 6 road victory with 103-90 against Boston Celtics. The Warriors have won seven league titles in NBA history – two of these were won when the team was the Philadelphia Warriors.
Stephen Curry led the team with 34 points and got his first MVP honors in the 2022 NBA Finals. It is also the fourth title for the trio – Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
How many NBA teams are there?
The NBA has 30 teams – 29 from the USA and one from Canada. The current teams are divided into two conferences. Each conference has three divisions with five teams each. Most of the NBA teams are from the country’s eastern half.
Check out all NBA teams, their Arenas, and game day parking details here.
Who has the most NBA rings?
With 11 titles during his 13-year NBA career, Bill Russell, who played center for Boston Celtics, holds the record for most championship rings. He won his first ring in the 1956-57 season, his rookie year. The last two were in 1968 and 1969 as player-coach. Sam Jones, also from Boston Celtics, is second with 10 NBA rings.
Among currently active NBA players, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Andrea Iguodala, and LeBron James lead with four championship rings each.
When does the NBA season start?
The regular-season NBA schedule for 2022-23 has 82 games per team and spans seven months – from October 18, 2022, to April 09, 2023. NBA national TV schedule, League Pass game schedule, and NBA TV schedule are also available now.
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The 2022-23 regular season tips off on Tue. Oct 18th #KiaTipOff22🏀 pic.twitter.com/awQiGs2Ojo
— NBA (@NBA) August 17, 2022
You’ll find the complete NBA games schedule for this season here. Check out highlights from the new schedule below:
- The season tips off with a doubleheader on TNT on Tuesday, October 18.
- No NBA games on Election Day – November 08, 2022
- 2022 NBA Finals Rematch between Warriors and Celtics is on December 10, 2022, in San Francisco – the first of this season’s seven NBA Saturday Primetime games on ABC
- Four games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16, 2023) – Hawks vs. Miami Heat and Suns vs. Grizzlies on TNT and Celtics vs. Hornets and Lakers vs. Rockets on NBA TV
- April 09, 2023, is the last day of the regular season – Eastern Conference Games, and the interconference game begins at 1 pm. Western Conference games are at 3:30 pm.
- NBA Play-In Tournament is from April 11, 2023 – April 14, 2023
- 2023 NBA Playoffs begin on April 15, 2023
- Game 1 of NBA Finals 2023 is on Thursday – June 01, 2023
NBA National TV schedule
The first week of NBA’s 2022-23 regular-season schedule features 12 teams in eight National TV games, including two rematches. First, TNT tips off its 39th year of NBA coverage with the 76ers in Boston, facing the defending Eastern Conference champions on October 18. Then, on the same night, you can watch the reigning NBA champions play against the Lakers on the same network.
ESPN has covered NBA games for 20 years, and their 21st season begins with another doubleheader on October 19. The Knicks are visiting the Grizzlies, followed by a 2022 Western Conference Semifinals rematch between Mavericks and Suns.
Live game coverage on NBA TV begins on October 22 with another doubleheader – San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers and Mavericks vs. Grizzlies. Week 1 of the NBA National TV schedule concludes on October 23, with Suns vs. Clippers on NBA TV.
Check out the full schedule for National TV games here and the NBA TV games here.
NBA Christmas Day Games
The NBA Christmas Day Games are back for the 15th consecutive year. The five games will be televised on ESPN and ABC. The Knicks and 76ers will tip off the Christmas Day Games at noon on ESPN, followed by Lakers vs. Mavericks and Celtics vs. Bucks. The Grizzlies are making their debut on Christmas Day, with a 2022 Western Conference Semifinals rematch against the Warriors. The last game of the day is between the Nuggets and Suns in Denver.
#NBAXmas is the gift that keeps giving 🎄
🎁 @sixers vs. @nyknicks
🎁 @Lakers vs. @dallasmavs
🎁 @Bucks vs. @celtics
🎁 @memgrizz vs. @warriors
🎁 @Suns vs. @nuggets pic.twitter.com/yFfpgBjlxa
— NBA (@NBA) August 17, 2022
NBA Rivals Week
2022-23 NBA Rivals Week takes place from Tuesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 28, featuring 11 games televised across all four official national networks. January 28, 2023, has a tripleheader scheduled on ABC – Lakers will renew their rivalry with the Celtics in Boston. Nuggets vs. 76ers and an intercity matchup between New York Nets and Knicks are the other two games.
See the full NBA Rivals Week schedule for the 2022-23 season here.
NBA is going international again after the pandemic. Two regular season matchups are scheduled in Mexico and Paris. NBA Mexico City Game 2022 between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs is on Saturday, December 17, 2022. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, Chicago Bulls will face Detroit Piston at Accor Arena for the NBA Paris Game 2023.
Get more details about the NBA schedule, news, stats, and teams here.
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How much do NBA tickets cost?
NBA tickets don’t come cheap – you’ll be spending at least 700K! Each team sets the price for direct ticket sales, and the rates vary for each game. The opponent, seating type (row, section, etc.), and day of the week are the common factors determining ticket prices. You’ll also pay higher for games hosted in popular cities like San Francisco and Boston.
Find tickets for all upcoming NBA games here.
Is game day parking available at NBA Arenas?
Official parking is usually available at all NBA Arenas hosting regular season games. Most stadiums and venues have on-site parking lots – you can check the respective team websites for more details on parking availability and rates. However, only a few NBA arenas offer affordable parking. Depending on the game’s popularity, you’ll spend a lot on game-day parking – especially if venue parking is limited. But there is a Way out!
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An NBA game might not last longer than a few hours, but watching it at the arena is a huge plus. You’ll have to allow a couple of hours before and after the game for a hassle-free experience. If parking at the venue, you might spend some time waiting to enter the parking lot, even with a pre-booked game-day parking pass. But you don’t have to – pre-book your NBA game day parking at an off-site garage nearby. It’s cheaper and saves a lot of time too.
How to find alternative parking for NBA games?
Most garages around NBA arenas offer special game day parking rates and discounts. You’ll quickly find these online. Download a parking app to make it easier.
Find out how parking apps work here.
Park away from the arena to skip the crowds and save more on parking. Walking a few blocks will save you more than 50% on game-day parking expenses. Another trick is to book your spot near the NBA arena in advance. Drive-up rates are likely to shoot up on the game day – by pre-booking your spot using an app or parking website, you’ll get a guaranteed space for the lowest rate.
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