Sky Sports to broadcast 48 NBA primetime games in Europe during 75th anniversary season

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The NBA’s 75th anniversary season, which started last week, will feature a record-equalling 48 games in primetime in Europe as part of the league’s ‘NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K22’ primetime initiative. Week 1 saw the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Atlanta Hawks live on Saturday 23 October at 23:00 UK time, followed by the Charlotte Hornets taking on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday 24 October at 21:00 UK time live on Sky Sports.

During the 2021-22 NBA season, fans in the UK can watch more than 190 live games exclusively on Sky Sports together with the NBA Extra daily highlight show.

In total, fans in Europe can enjoy 2,208 minutes of weekend primetime NBA action this season (not including overtime.) Based on 2021-22 opening-night rosters, 55 European players will play in primetime games this season, and 48 countries and territories in Europe will broadcast primetime games in 45 languages across the region.

Overall, 29 of the 30 NBA teams will feature in a primetime game in Europe this season and 15 No. 1 Draft picks will be playing. This includes Cade Cunningham (2021), Anthony Edwards (2020), Zion Williamson (2019), Deandre Ayton (2018) and Markelle Fultz (2017).

The reigning NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks will feature in seven of the primetime games, the most of any team in the NBA, together with the New York Knicks.

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