When the NBA announced its schedule back in August, it revealed the debut of “Rivals Week” for the 2022-23 season.
In addition to the typical marquee days of the NBA schedule like Opening Night, NBA Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NBA is attempting to put an emphasis on the league’s rivalries — both old and new.
But what is Rivals Week and when will it take place during the NBA season? The Sporting News has you covered with answers to those questions below.
What is NBA Rivals Week?
Rivals Week will debut during the 2022-23 season, with the NBA keying in on classic and budding rivalries around the league.
Historic rivalries like Celtics versus Lakers will, of course, be on display, but so will newly established rivalries like the Warriors and Grizzlies.
Rivalry Week will span over five days with games being nationally broadcast across four networks in the United States: TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV.
When is NBA Rivals Week?
Rivals Week will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and run through Saturday, Jan. 28.
TNT will kick off Rivals Week with a Tuesday doubleheader and ABC will close Rivals Week with an exclusive tripleheader on Saturday.
You can find the full schedule for Rivals Week below.
NBA Rivals Week schedule
Rivals Week will start with a doubleheader on TNT on Tuesday. It will continue on Wednesday with another doubleheader on ESPN, followed by a third doubleheader on TNT on Thursday.
NBA TV will broadcast two Rivals Week games on Friday, and the week will wrap up with an action-packed tripleheader on ABC on Saturday.
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|Date||Matchup||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Tuesday, Jan. 24||Celtics at Heat||7:30 p.m.||TNT|
|Tuesday, Jan. 24||Clippers at Lakers||10 p.m.||TNT|
|Wednesday, Jan. 25||Nets at 76ers||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Wednesday, Jan. 25||Grizzlies at Warriors||10 p.m.||ESPN|
|Thursday, Jan. 26||Knicks at Celtics||7:30 p.m.||TNT|
|Thursday, Jan. 26||Mavericks at Suns||10 p.m.||TNT|
|Friday, Jan. 27||Grizzlies at Timberwolves||7:30 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Friday, Jan. 27||Raptors at Warriors||10 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Saturday, Jan. 28||Nuggets at 76ers||3 p.m.||ABC|
|Saturday, Jan. 28||Knicks at Nets||5:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Saturday, Jan. 28||Lakers at Celtics||8:30 p.m.||ABC|