With the 2018-2019 NBA regular season tipping off October 16th, make sure you have what you need to catch the most action.


What services and channels do I need to watch NBA basketball?


If you're new to Sling TV this season, most games are on FOX and NBC Regional Sports Networks, which are available in select markets with our Sling Blue service. 


Check below to see where you find your team on Regional Sports Networks available on Sling TV:


Channel
Team(s)
FOX Sports Arizona
Suns
FOX Sports South
Hornets, Grizzlies
FOX Sports Detroit
Pistons
FOX Sports Florida
Magic
FOX Sports Sun
Heat, Magic
FOX Sports Midwest
Pacers
FOX Sports Southwest
Pelicans, Mavericks, Spurs, Thunder
FOX Sports North
Timberwolves, Bucks
FOX Sports Ohio
Cavaliers
FOX Sports Southeast
Hawks
FOX Sports Prime Ticket
Clippers
YES Network
Nets
NBC Sports Bay Area
Warriors
NBC Sports California
Kings
NBC Sports Chicago
Bulls
NBC Sports Washington
Wizards


Click here for more information on how to find your game on a Regional Sports Network with Sling TV. 


The following national channels will show select NBA basketball games throughout the upcoming season:


Channel
Service
TNT
Sling Orange; Sling Blue
ESPN
Sling Orange
ESPN2
Sling Orange
ESPN3 (including games broadcast on ABC)
Sling Orange
NBA TV
Sling Orange/Sling Blue + Sports Extra


If you're already a Sling TV subscriber and want to add additional services like Sports Extra to your subscription, you can do so right from the Sling TV app on select devices. Click here for details, or select My Account in the top corner of this page to make changes to your subscription immediately. 


Additional channels may add games as the season progresses. Please check back here for what you'll need to see those channels.


NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS


With NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS, you can watch the out-of-market regular season NBA matchups you've been missing. Lifelong San Antonio fan living in Brooklyn? Or maybe you're a fanatic that wants to see the biggest and best matchups every night. NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS let you follow your favorite teams, players, and matchups if you're in one city, and they're in another! 


Add NBA LEAGUE PASS or NBA TEAM PASS easily by logging in to your account at sling.com and selecting Change Subscription. Under Standalone Subscriptions, select Show More. Here, you can select NBA LEAGUE PASS to view all out-of-market games, or choose your team with NBA TEAM PASS. 





For more information on NBA LEAGUE PASS and NBA TEAM PASS, click here


What NBA games can I watch on Sling TV this week?


Matchup
Time (ET)
Channel(s)

National | Home | Away
Monday, December 17
Milwaukee @ Detroit7:00pm--FOX Sports Detroit
FOX Sports North
Phoenix @ New York7:30pm----FOX Sports Arizona
Utah @ Houston*8:00pmNBA TV
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Sacramento @ Minnesota8:00pm--FOX Sports North
NBC Sports California
Chicago @ OKC8:00pm--FOX Sports Southwest
--
Philadelphia @ San Antonio8:30pm--FOX Sports Southwest
--
Memphis @ Golden State*10:30pmNBA TV
NBC Sports Bay Area
FOX Sports Southeast
Portland @ LA Clippers10:30pm--FOX Sports Prime Ticket
--
Tuesday, December 18
Cleveland @ Indiana7:00pm--FOX Sports Midwest
FOX Sports Ohio
Washington @ Atlanta7:30pm--FOX Sports Southeast
NBC Sports Washington
LA Lakers @ Brooklyn*7:30pmNBA TV
YES
--
Dallas @ Denver9:00pm----FOX Sports Southwest
Wednesday, December 19
Cleveland @ Charlotte7:00pm--FOX Sports Southeast
FOX Sports Ohio
San Antonio @ Orlando7:00pm--FOX Sports Florida
FOX Sports Southwest
Phoenix @ Boston*7:30pmNBA TV
--FOX Sports Arizona
Indiana @ Toronto7:30pm----FOX Sports Midwest
Brooklyn @ Chicago8:00pm----YES
Washington @ Houston8:00pm----NBC Sports Washington
New Orleans @ Milwaukee8:00pm--FOX Sports North
FOX Sports Southwest
Detroit @ Minnesota8:00pm--FOX Sports North
FOX Sports Detroit
Golden State @ Utah9:00pm----NBC Sports Bay Area
Memphis @ Portland10:00pm----FOX Sports Southeast
OKC @ Sacramento*10:00pmNBA TV
NBC Sports California
FOX Sports Southwest
Thursday, December 20
Houston @ Miami*8:00pmTNT
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Dallas @ LA Clippers10:30pmTNT
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Friday, December 21
Detroit @ Charlotte7:00pm--FOX Sports Detroit
FOX Sports Southeast
Cleveland @ Toronto7:00pm----FOX Sports Ohio
Indiana @ Brooklyn7:30pm--YES
FOX Sports Midwest
Atlanta @ New York7:30pm----FOX Sports Southeast
Milwaukee @ Boston*8:00pmESPN
--FOX Sports North
Orlando @ Chicago8:00pm--NBC Sports Chicago
FOX Sports Florida
Minnesota @ San Antonio8:30pm----FOX Sports North
Memphis @ Sacramento10:00pm--NBC Sports California
FOX Sports Southeast
New Orleans @ LA Lakers*10:30pmESPN
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Saturday, December 22
Denver @ LA Clippers5:00pm--FOX Sports Prime Ticket
--
Phoenix @ Washington7:00pm--NBC Sports Washington
FOX Sports Arizona
Toronto @ Philadelphia*7:30pmNBA TV
----
Milwaukee @ Miami8:00pm--FOX Sports SUN
FOX Sports North
Dallas @ Golden State8:30pm--NBC Sports Bay Area
FOX Sports Southwest
OKC @ Utah9:00pm----FOX Sports Southwest
Sunday, December 23
Atlanta @ Detroit4:00pm--FOX Sports Detroit
FOX Sports Southeast
Washington @ Indiana5:00pm--FOX Sports Midwest
NBC Sports Washington
Charlotte @ Boston6:00pm----FOX Sports Southeast
Phoenix @ Brooklyn6:00pm--YES
FOX Sports Arizona
Chicago @ Cleveland6:00pm--FOX Sports Ohio
NBC Sports Chicago
Miami @ Orlando6:00pm--FOX Sports Florida
FOX Sports SUN
New Orleans @ Sacramento6:00pm--NBC Sports California
FOX Sports Southwest
Minnesota @ OKC8:00pm--FOX Sports Southwest
FOX Sports North
LA Clippers @ Golden State8:30pm--NBC Sports Bay Area
FOX Sports Prime Ticket
Dallas @ Portland9:00pm----FOX Sports Southwest
Memphis @ LA Lakers9:30pm----FOX Sports Southeast


Game dates, times and networks subject to change. Device and blackout restrictions may apply.


Games aired on Regional Sports Networks may be available on an alternate channel. Check your guide to find alternate channels. Click here for more information.


* - Out-of-market only. Games on national channels may be blacked out in your area if the game is also available on a local channel or Regional Sports Network, even if the channel where the game is being broadcast isn't available on Sling.


What devices can I watch NBA basketball on?


NBA basketball games on Sling TV can be viewed on all compatible devices, including your TV, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Click here to see all the devices that support Sling TV. 


Ready to watch right now? Visit watch.sling.com and start watching right from your Google Chrome browser on your PC or MAC!


Note: If you'd like to view NBA basketball games on Sling TV from your smartphone or tablet, for the best viewing experience, make sure to enable location services:


Enable location services on iOS
Enable location services on Android
  1. From the device home screen, tap Settings
  2. Select Privacy > Location Services > Sling TV
  3. Ensure that While Using the App has a check mark next to it
  1. On the device home screen, tap the Settings icon
  2. Select Location > Google Location Reporting > Location Reporting
  3. Toggle the switch to ON


Will NBA basketball games be blacked out?


Note: Some games may be blacked out due to local blackout rules, or because Sling TV doesn't have the rights to broadcast a game. Impacted subscribers will not be able to watch the game unless it is also on a local broadcast network, available either through your Sling TV subscription, or with an over-the-air antenna. For more information on blackouts, please click here.


If you receive a blackout message on a Regional Sports Network you receive through Sling TV and believe this may be in error, or if that channel is missing from your guide, click here for steps to troubleshoot the issue.