NBA: the schedule for the 2022-23 season
Only a few more days to wait before the big return of the NBA! While the prestigious American basketball league has also begun its pre-season We recently offered you an overview of what awaits us in this new 2022-23 season, which will be available from October 18 exclusively on beIN SPORTS.
The National Basketball Association, simply known by its sacred three-letter acronym, NBA, will soon begin the 77th edition of its illustrious championship. While the Draft has already taken place this summer, and the pre-season was launched on September 30, there are now only eight days left to wait before the start of the new 2022-23 season.
It is more specifically on October 18 that basketball fans will have to reserve their evening, and even all night (that’s it, the hours of sleep will start to run out…). To open the ball, we will first of all be entitled to a Boston Celtics – Philadelphia 76ers meeting in the Eastern Conference, which will kick off at 1:30 a.m., French time, on the night of Tuesday October 18 to Wednesday October 19. . And in the process, from 4 am, we will find the West side of the Los Angeles Lakers as they go to the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. A moment definitely not to be missed because, as tradition dictates, it is at the opening of the new season, just before their very first game, that the winners of the previous season receive their famous NBA champion rings…
The 2022-23 regular season will count in all and for all 82 matches, like the previous one, and will last as usual until April, before giving way to the famous Playoffs, preceded as always now by a mini-tournament Play -In, with the NBA Finals culminating in early June. A whole program, regulated like clockwork, which will also be punctuated by a few highlights over the coming months. Starting with the famous Christmas Games, the favorite Christmas custom of basketball fans, which will therefore take place on December 25. And we already know the posters, five in number: New York Knicks – Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks – Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics – Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors – Memphis Grizzlies, and Denver Nuggets – Phoenix Suns.
The return of the NBA Paris Game in early 2023
Certainly, it is especially the fans in the United States who can enjoy this tradition in all its splendor for the end of the year celebrations, but on this side of the Atlantic, no one is jealous. Because for the second time in its history, the famous American league will come to France a few days later! As a great Christmas present this year, the NBA Paris Game will indeed make its big comeback on January 19, 2023, after being canceled the previous two seasons due to the pandemic. And after the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets of Michael Jordan, this time we will be entitled to a shock of legend, between precisely the former illustrious franchise of the latter, the Chicago Bulls, and their historical rivals, the Detroit Pistons. It promises !
After which, we will barely have time to recover from our emotions until the following month, from February 17 to 19, 2023, it will be the famous meeting of the stars, the NBA All-Star Game. In short, the 2022-23 season will once again rise to a good crescendo, until reaching its peak at the time of the Playoffs and then the Finals, to crown the new champion. Who will win the title this time?
Summary of key dates for the 2022-23 NBA season
- 18/10/22: Launch of the season
- 25/12/22: Christmas Games
- 01/19/23: NBA Paris Game
- 2/17-19/2323: NBA All-Star
- 09/04/23: End of the regular season
- 04/11-14/23: Play-In
- 04/15/23: Start of the Playoffs
- 06/01/23: Start of the NBA Finals
To not miss anything of this new NBA season, a single meeting point: the beIN SPORTS channel, still the exclusive broadcaster of matches in the famous league.
Sources: NBA, beIN SPORTS