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ESPN has made an update to its upcoming NBA telecast schedule: the Houston Rockets and early M.V.P. candidate James Harden will visit the Philadelphia 76ers and rookie sensation Joel Embiid on Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The game will replace the previously scheduled Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls telecast.
ESPN has made an update to its NBA telecast schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 18: the Houston Rockets and early M.V.P. candidate James Harden will host the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 8 p.m. ET. This matchup replaces the previously scheduled Atlanta Hawks-Detroit Pistons game.
ESPN2 will air The Harlem Globetrotters Southern California Special on Monday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. ET. The telecast will feature Harlem Globetrotter stars Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson and Hi-Lite Bruton on the court, and will examine the team’s impact in the community as well.
ESPN today announced an update to its NBA schedule in January. On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder and early-season M.V.P. candidate Russell Westbrook at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. This telecast will replace the previously selected Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics matchup.
NBA Finals Rematch on ABC Delivers Most-Watched Christmas Game in 12 Years in the Early Window: 10.1 Million Viewers
The Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch on ABC, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in a 109-108 thriller, delivered a total live audience of 10,163,000 average viewers (ABC + streaming), making it ABC’s most-watched Christmas NBA broadcast in 12 years in the early window (2:30 p.m. ET). The broadcast peaked with 11,800,000 average viewers (p2+) from 5-5:15 p.m., according to Nielsen.