The NBA has released its game and broadcast schedules for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which runs from Wednesday March 10 and concludes Sunday, May 16. The Second Half schedule will feature a minimum 13 primetime weekend games starting from 7:00pm live on Sky Sports as part of the league’s NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K21 European primetime initiative. All remaining NBA Sundays games will also be streamed for free on the Sky Sports YouTube channel.
The first weekend of primetime games sees the Oklahoma City Thunder host the New York Knicks on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00pm on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix available to all Sky Sports customers. This is followed by Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz taking on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the Sunday game starting at 8:00pm live on Sky Sports Arena and on the Sky Sports YouTube.
With weekend primetime games throughout the Second Half of the regular season, fans will see some of the league’s biggest stars, including the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young (Atlanta @ L.A. Lakers, March 20 at 7:30pm); the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and the Miami Heats’ Jimmy Butler (Brooklyn @ Miami, April 18 at 8:30pm); and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 76ers Joel Embiid (Philadelphia @ Milwaukee, April 24 at 8:30pm).
Fans are also reminded to tune in to ‘NBA Heatcheck’ the weekly NBA discussion show featuring Jaydee Dyer, Ovie Soko, Mo Mooncey and three-time NBA Champion BJ Armstrong, every Tuesday on the Sky Sports YouTube channel.
The Second Half of the regular season will be followed by the 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament (May 18-21) and the 2021 NBA Playoffs, which will tip off Saturday, May 22. The Play-In Tournament will determine the teams that will fill the seventh and eighth playoff seeds in each conference. The teams with the seventh-highest through the tenth-highest winning percentages in each conference will qualify for the Play-In Tournament.
The game schedules for the final week of the regular season (May 10-16) will be determined at a later date leading into the NBA Play-In Tournament and the NBA Playoffs.
The Second Half will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages.
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Below the NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K21 European Primetime schedule: