The NBA preseason schedule tips off on Friday night with five games, including the all-LA clash between the Lakers and the Clippers.
Two games slated for national television coverage, with the Sacramento Kings against the Portland Trail Blazers on ESPN and WatchESPN.com, while Houston Rockets versus the Chicago Bulls is on NBA TV.
Other preseason games on tonight are New York Knicks is against the Detroit Pistons at 7:00 PM, also tipping off at the sametime, the Atlanta Hawks entertain the Orlando Magic.
The Lakers and Clippers match will go off at 10:00 pm ET, with the likes of Alfonzo McKinnie, LeBron James and Anthony Davis who are listed as day-to-day expected to sit this one out for the champions.
Clippers and Lakers will meet again on Sunday, this time on ESPN.
For the Clippers, they will be ready to return to the court after falling short of the club’s target last season. They are backed as one of the favorites to go all the way and win the championship but fell to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semi-finals.
The Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers game will start at 10:30 pm ET and WatchESPN.com, as well as the ESPN App will provide live streaming for mobile users. Live stats and gamecast will also be available.
The NBA preseason schedule continues on Saturday with seven more games with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors taking on the Nuggets in one of the fixtures.