Today is the first day of real NBA basketball being played since June. Preseason is here which means the off-season is officially over. There are 4 games in action today, and we’re here to bring you all the latest on where and when to watch:
GAME 1: Oklahoma City Thunder at Fenerbahce Ulker (Completed) NBA TV- Kevin Durant and the Thunder took down the team from Istanbul 95-82. Kendrick Perkins left early with a dislocated finger.
GAME 2: Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers; Channel: NBA TV, Time: 7 PM ET-
If you have NBA TV, you will get to catch the return of Derrick Rose! Joakim Noah is out for this one, but we finally get to see Derrick Rose back on a basketball court against competition. Frank Vogel also announced that Danny Granger will be coming off the bench for this one.
GAME 3: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets; Channel: CSN Houston, Time: 8 PM ET-
We get to see the New Orleans Pelicans with their new look and their new pieces, and we get to see Dwight Howard on the Rockets for the first time. The NBA nailed it with this one. It will be interesting to see two teams who have new pieces. Expect a lot of experimental lineups as they try to nail down a rotation.
GAME 4: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers; Channel; NBA TV, Time 10 PM ET-
Pau Gasol and Steve Nash are out for this one, which means we finally get to see Nick Young shoot a lot again. The Warriors will probably try and see how Harrison Barnes does coming off the bench, and see how Andre Iguodala might be used in this system. The Lakers will be seeing how their new role players will play for D’Antoni with extended minutes. This is just the preseason, but it’s good to see games being played again. This one will be played in Ontario, California.