August 17, 2022 | 3:11 pm EDT Update
The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the 2022-23 regular season. The complete schedule and team-by-team schedules are available at NBA.com/schedule.
The 77th NBA regular season, which comprises 82 games per team, will tip off on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, and conclude on Sunday, April 9, 2023. The 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament will take place from Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 14, followed by the start of the 2023 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel on Saturday, April 15. Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV is scheduled to be played on Thursday, June 1.
The estimated average miles traveled for the 2022-23 regular season has been reduced to 41,000 miles per team, a record low in the era with 30 teams and 82 games per team. This marks an estimated reduction of nearly 2,000 miles per team from last season’s previous all-time low of 43,000 miles traveled. In total, NBA teams are projected to travel more than 50,000 fewer miles than last season.
All 30 teams are scheduled to make at least one appearance on TNT or ESPN in the 2022-23 regular season. The NBA on TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV will present flexible scheduling throughout the regular season to provide the most compelling matchups to a national audience.
Marc J. Spears: The San Antonio Spurs will return to the Alamodome for their 50th anniversary season on Jan 13, 2023 and play the Golden State Warriors, @andscape learned. The stadium will be set up to hold 65,000+ fans. The NBA record for attendance at a regular season game is currently 62,046.
Sean Grande: The 7-game homestand for the Celtics over the final 17 days of December is their longest in Boston in 43 years*. The Celtics play in Los Angeles December 13 and don’t play on the road again until January 1st (2023) in Denver. * This excludes Hartford games from the 80’s & 90’s.
August 17, 2022 | 3:01 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski. BREAKING: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed on a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension – including a player option for the 2024-2025 season, @KlutchSports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. James had been entering final year of deal worth $44.5M.