The opening week of the NBA’s historic 75th season continues on Day 4 with another showdown between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. This is the second game of the regular season for both teams, as each comes into it with contrasting results in their respective season starts.
The 76ers, who missed All-Star Ben Simmons after he was suspended, took care of business in New Orleans with a 117-97 victory. On the other hand, the Nets, who adjusted without Kyrie Irving after he was ruled out, lost by a 23-point margin on ring night to defending champs, the Milwaukee Bucks.
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This contest will be the first real test for Philadelphia, which suspended Simmons for “detrimental team conduct” during practice Tuesday. With that suspension in place, Simmons could be available for this game, but will the team take him out on the court?
Having not participated in a single preseason game, except for the team, no one has any idea of the Australian’s physical condition.
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Unlike Simmons, Kyrie Irving’s situation is much clearer for the Nets. The 29-year-old point guard would be partially unavailable, the team previously announced, excluding him from this game and all future matches, unless he is eligible once again.
For that, the former NBA champion would have to comply with the New York City vaccination mandate and receive at least one injection.
What channel are the 76ers vs. Nets?
76ers vs. Nets can be seen on ESPN for those with traditional cable or streaming through Watch ESPN.
What time does 76ers vs. Nets?
Date: Friday October 22
Start time: 7:30 pm ET
76ers vs. Nets is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, October 22. The game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
|October 22||against networks||7:30 pm||ESPN|
|October 24th||in Thunder||7:00 pm||–|
|October 26th||in the Knicks||7:30 pm||TNT|
|October 28||against pistons||7:00 pm||NBA TV|
|30th of October||against hawks||7:30 pm||NBA TV|
|November 1st||against the Trail Blazers||7:00 pm||–|
|November 3||against bulls||7:00 pm||–|
|November 4th||in Pistons||7:00 pm||–|
|November 6th||in Bulls||8:00 pm||–|
|November 8th||against the knicks||7:00 pm||–|
(All the eastern time)
|October 22||in philadelphia||7:30 pm||ESPN|
|October 24th||against hornets||16:00||–|
|October 25||against magicians||7:30 pm||NBA TV|
|October 27th||against the heat||7:30 pm||–|
|October 29th||vs. Pacers||7:30 pm||–|
|31 October||against pistons||7:30 pm||–|
|November 3||against hawks||7:30 pm||ESPN|
|November 5th||in Pistons||7:00 pm||–|
|November 7||in Raptors||3:30 pm||–|
|November 8th||in Bulls||8:00 pm||NBA TV|
(All the eastern time)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA returns to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season. The Opening Night matchup above is the first of the 12 biggest games of the NBA season’s Opening Week.
The first four days of the season will feature eight national television games. Those games will show:
• 12 different teams
• The last eight players to win the NBA Most Valuable Player award from Kia
• Three rematches of last season’s playoffs. pic.twitter.com/B6ccuTTTb5
– NBA Communications (@NBAPR) August 17, 2021
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Regular season begins: October 19
- NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
- The regular season concludes: April 10th
- Entrance tournament: April 12-15
- The playoffs begin: April 16th
- The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
- NBA draft 2022: June 23
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.