For the first time ever, the NBA schedule features a weeklong series of games that highlight regional contests, divisional games and historic playoff matchups as part of Rivalry Week, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 22 through Wednesday, March 2.
During the week, ESPN will feature:
Houston at San Antonio (Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET) Cleveland at Indiana (Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET) A a rematch of the 2004 NBA Finals as the Lakers host the Pistons (Friday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET) Miami at Orlando (Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET) Charlotte at New Orleans (Wednesday, March 2 at 9 p.m. ET) As part of Rivalry Week, TNT will feature a doubleheader on Thursday, Feb. 24 as New York hosts Philadelphia at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Sacramento at Dallas at 9:30 p.m. ET, a renewal of their playoff rivalry from the past two seasons. NBA TV will televise other key matchups during Rivalry Week, rekindling historic playoff rivalries including:
Boston at the Lakers on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET Indiana at New York on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET Utah at Houston on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. ET The Lakers at New York on Monday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET