via press release:
NBA on TNT Preseason Action Tips Off with the Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. ET Network to also televise Houston vs. San Antonio on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. TNT’s NBA preseason coverage will tip off Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. ET as the NBA Champion Miami Heat visit the new-look Brooklyn Nets from Barclays Center. Additionally, the network will air NBA preseason action when the Houston Rockets visit the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.
NBA on TNT Preseason Schedule
Date Time (ET) Game
Thursday, Oct. 17 8 p.m. Miami vs. Brooklyn
Thursday, Oct. 24 8 p.m. Houston vs. San Antonio
Turner Sports, marking its 30th consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature a 52-game regular-season schedule on TNT. For the 12th consecutive year, the NBA season will exclusively open on TNT with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Oct. 30, with the Heat and NBA MVP LeBron James hosting the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose at 8 p.m., followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and Steve Nash hosting the L.A. Clippers and Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.
The network’s coverage will begin with the one-hour TNT NBA Tip-Off ’13 presented by AutoTrader.com pre-game show Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. including the championship ring ceremony for the Heat.