What is Rivals Week? New NBA schedule feature highlights Celtics vs. Lakers and other marquee matchups

Quick Bit: The NBA will debut its new “Rivals Week” from Tuesday, Jan. 24 to Saturday, Jan. 28.

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When the NBA announced its schedule back in August, it revealed the debut of “Rivals Week” for the 2022-23 season.

In addition to the typical marquee days of the NBA schedule like Opening Night, NBA Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NBA is attempting to put an emphasis on the league’s rivalries — both old and new.

But what is Rivals Week and when will it take place during the NBA season? The Sporting News has you covered with answers to those questions below.

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What is NBA Rivals Week?

Rivals Week will debut during the 2022-23 season, with the NBA keying in on classic and budding rivalries around the league.

Historic rivalries like Celtics versus Lakers will, of course, be on display, but so will newly established rivalries like the Warriors and Grizzlies.

Rivalry Week will span over five days with games being nationally broadcast across four networks in the United States: TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV.

When is NBA Rivals Week?

Rivals Week will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and run through Saturday, Jan. 28.

TNT will kick off Rivals Week with a Tuesday doubleheader and ABC will close Rivals Week with an exclusive tripleheader on Saturday.

You can find the full schedule for Rivals Week below.

NBA Rivals Week schedule

Rivals Week will start with a doubleheader on TNT on Tuesday. It will continue on Wednesday with another doubleheader on ESPN, followed by a third doubleheader on TNT on Thursday.

NBA TV will broadcast two Rivals Week games on Friday, and the week will wrap up with an action-packed tripleheader on ABC on Saturday.

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Date
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV channel
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Celtics at Heat
7:30 p.m.
TNT
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Clippers at Lakers
10 p.m.
TNT
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Nets at 76ers
7:30 p.m.
ESPN
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Grizzlies at Warriors
10 p.m.
ESPN
Thursday, Jan. 26
Knicks at Celtics
7:30 p.m.
TNT
Thursday, Jan. 26
Mavericks at Suns
10 p.m.
TNT
Friday, Jan. 27
Grizzlies at Timberwolves
7:30 p.m.
NBA TV
Friday, Jan. 27
Raptors at Warriors
10 p.m.
NBA TV
Saturday, Jan. 28
Nuggets at 76ers
3 p.m.
ABC
Saturday, Jan. 28
Knicks at Nets
5:30 p.m.
ABC
Saturday, Jan. 28
Lakers at Celtics
8:30 p.m.
ABC

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