The NBA preseason slate includes seven games on Monday, headlined by the Philadelphia 76ers hosting the star-studded Brooklyn Nets at 8:00 p.m. ET. Both teams — the East’s top two from the regular season in 2020-21 — have been perceived very differently leading into the 2021-22 season.
While the Nets are considered heavy favourites to win the title despite growing uncertainty over Kyrie Irving’s availability, the 76ers have taken a few steps back given the drama surrounding Ben Simmons’ holdout.
This matchup is the third game for either team in the preseason. In their previous two games, Philadelphia played Toronto on a home-and-home while Brooklyn played the Lakers in Los Angeles before traveling back East to host the Bucks.
Sporting News has you covered for everything you need to know about the NBA preseason games on Monday.
NBA schedule on Monday, Oct. 11 – Start times, TV channels
Here’s the full schedule for Monday, Oct. 11, in addition to the tip-off times and TV coverage.
Note: national broadcasts are listed in bold
|Game||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Rockets at Raptors||7:00 p.m||TSN2 (Canada)|
|Hornets at Heat||7:30 p.m||Bally Sports Sun (Miami), Bally Sports South East (Charlotte)|
|Nets at 76ers||8:00 p.m||ESPN 2, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia|
|Pistons at Grizzlies||8:00 p.m||Bally Sports Detroit (Detroit), Bally Sports Tennessee (Memphis)|
|Pelicans at Jazz||9:00 p.m||AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain|
|Kings at Trail Blazers||10:00 p.m||–|
|Timberwolves at Clippers||10:30 p.m||Bally Sports North, NBA TV, NBA TV (Canada)|
How to watch NBA games on Monday?
Two of the seven games on Monday will be nationally broadcasted. The 76ers hosting the Nets will be ESPN2 while the schedule’s finale in Los Angeles between the Timberwolves and Clippers will be on NBA TV. You can live stream the NBA on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
The rest of the slate will be aired regionally. Check your local listings for regional coverage and channels.
Canadian viewers can catch the Raptors game vs. the Rockets on TSN2 while NBA TV Canada will broadcast the Timberwolves-Clippers game.