The marquee matchup will be followed by some enticing fixtures on October 4th, with Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors locking horns with Damian Lillard's Portland Trail Blazers. Eastern Conference heavyweights the Miami Heat will clash with the Atlanta Hawks on the same day. The 2021-22 NBA preseason will wrap up with 5 matches on Friday, October 15th.
2021-22 NBA Preseason: Key matches
Here are some of the key games fans should look out for while following the 2021-22 NBA preseason:
Brooklyn Nets vs LA Lakers - October 3rd
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers - October 4th
Denver Nuggets vs LA Clippers - October 4th
LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns - October 6th
Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets - October 8th
LA Lakers vs Golden State Warriors - October 8th
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers - October 11th
Where can the fans watch the NBA preseason games?
Live coverage of the 2021-22 NBA preseason games will be available on TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, and NBA TV as well. Fans can also watch the preseason games through an NBA league pass.
The NBA preseason will be a good test for the mettle of championship contenders, which includes the likes of the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers, and LA Clippers.
Teams like the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat are in the mix for the Larry O'Brien trophy as well, which makes the preseason an interesting trailer for what's to come in the 2021-22 NBA campaign.
All the aforementioned teams have been relatively active in the offseason, most notably the LA Lakers. They brought in 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook and a plethora of veterans on board this summer, and the Brooklyn Nets are perhaps are the only team who can match that kind of star power.
The Nets did some business of their own this NBA offseason, signing the power forward duo of LaMarcus Aldridge and Paul Millsap. However, they will still have to negotiate the threat of the Milwaukee Bucks in the East, who despite losing PJ Tucker remain one of the most formidable sides in the NBA.
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