Earlier tonight, ESPN aired NBA Countdown: NBA Schedule Release. The one-hour show revealed the game matchups and the national television schedule for the NBA seeding games.

The show featured ESPN’s NBA Countdown team, including host Maria Taylor, analyst Jalen Rose and ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, in studio. Analysts Paul Pierce and Jay Williams appeared remotely.

What’s Happening:

  • In addition to the schedule reveal, NBA Countdown: NBA Schedule Release included expert analysis from the NBA Countdown team and an essay on the fight for social justice by Howard Bryant. The crew also discussed what life will be like for NBA players on and off the court at the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The NBA Schedule:
    • July 1-9
      •  Required individual workouts
    • July 7-9
      •  Participating teams travel to Orlando
    • July 9-29
      • Team training camp and scrimmages
    • July 30th
      • Seeding Games Begin
      • Jazz v Pelicans (TNT)
      • Clippers v Lakers (TNT)
    • July 31st
      • Grizzlies v Trail Blazers
      • Celtics v Bucks (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Rockets v Mavericks (ESPN, ESPN App)
    • Aug 1
      • Heat v Nuggets (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Jazz v Thunder (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Peilicans v Clippers (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Raptors v Lakers (ESPN, ESPN App)
    • Aug 2
      • Celtics v Trailblazers (ABC, ESPN App)
      • Bucks v Rockets (ABC, ESPN App)
      • Grizzlies v Spurs
    • Aug 3
      • Raptors v Heat
      • Grizzlies v Pelicans (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Lakers v Jazz (ESPN, ESPN App)
    • Aug 4th
      • Trailblazers v Rockets
    • Aug 5th
      • Raptors v Magic
      • Thunder v Lakers (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Nets v Celtics (ESPN, ESPN App)
      • Grizzlies v Jazz
    • Aug 6th
      • Peilicans v Kings
      • Trailblazers v Nuggets
    • Aug 7th
      • Raptors v Celtics
      • Grizzlies v Thunder
      • Pelicans v Wizards
    • Aug 8th
      • Bucks v Mavericks (ESPN, ESPN app)
      • Trailblazers v Clippers
    • Aug 9th
      • Celtics v Magic
      • Raptors v Grizzlies
      • Spurs v Pelicans (ABC, ESPN App)
      • Trailblazers v 76ers
    • Aug 10th
      • Raptors v Bucks (ESPN, ESPN App)
    • Aug 11th
      • Grizzlies v Celtics
      • Pelicans v Kings
      • Trailblazers v Mavericks
    • Aug 12
      • Raptors v 76ers (ESPN)
      • Clippers v Nuggets (ESPN, ESPN App)
    • Aug 13th
      • Grizzlies v Bucks
      • Pelicans v Magic
      • Trailblazers v Nets
    • Aug 15th-16th
      • Possible Play In Games
    • Aug 17th
      • Playoffs Begin
    • Aug 31st
      • Conference Semifinals Start
    • Sep 15th
      • Conference Finals Begin
    • Sept 30th
      • Start of NBA Finals