NBA MLK Day Schedule 2021: Full List of Games & TV Channels



The NBA’s tradition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day continues with a full slate of games beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. In total, nine games will be played.

Of the nine games, five will be televised with a doubleheader on NBA TV and a tripleheader on TNT.

Kicking off the action at noon is a meeting between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks followed by a game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks.

The first game of the TNT tripleheader features the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies, while the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers serves as the nightcap. Sandwiched in the middle is an intriguing matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets.

Does your favorite team take the court today?

A full look at today’s MLK Day schedule — including tip times (all times Eastern) and TV channels — can be seen below.

Game Time Channel
Magic vs. Knicks Noon NBA TV
Timberwolves vs. Hawks 2:30 p.m. NBA TV
Pistons vs. Heat 3 p.m.
Spurs vs. Trail Blazers 3 p.m.
Suns vs. Grizzlies 5 p.m. TNT
Bucks vs. Nets 7:30 p.m. TNT
Mavericks vs. Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Rockets vs. Bulls 8 p.m.
Warriors vs. Lakers 10 p.m. TNT

Another game that was supposed to take place on Monday was a meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards. However, the game was postponed because Washington does not have the minimum number of players required due to COVID-19 contact tracing.

“We have nine players right now that are in protocol. Six have tested positive for COVID-19,” Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said in a statement.

“We are certainly not gonna be able to play these games on Sunday and Monday. … It’s just an unfortunate set of circumstances.”

Let the games begin.
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