After an unexpected March hiatus, followed by the successful completion of the 2019-20 season in the Orlando bubble, the NBA returns for the 2020-21 season on Tuesday, December 22nd. Having started with a 49-game pre-season over just nine days, the teams are ready to compete on their home courts and arenas around the country — albeit with few or no fans. You can check out our NBA schedule to see which team is playing when.
All Access subscribers can tune in to SiriusXM NBA Radio (XM 86 or Sirius 207) on Monday, December 21st at 7 pm ET — the night before the season officially opens — to join Zach Harper, Amin Elhassan, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, and Howard Beck as they host a roundtable special to discuss all the relevant NBA storylines and games to watch.
With the season starting at such an unusual time of year, five can’t-miss matchups have aligned for Christmas Day. NBA Radio will be your home to hear the Pelicans/Heat (12 pm ET), Warriors/Bucks (2:30 pm ET), Nets/Celtics (5 pm ET), Mavericks/Lakers (8 pm ET), and Clippers/Nuggets (10:30 pm ET). Every star you’d want to see — Zion Williamson, Jimmy Butler, Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Luka Dončić, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Jamal Murray, and more — all on one day.