The 2019 NBA Season is fully underway, and with LeBron James’ move to the Western Conference in the off-season, the league has taken on an entirely new look.
The Warriors are once again the favourites, but the Thunder, Rockets, Bucks, Raptors, 76ers, Celtics and others will be looking to dethrone the champs and you won’t miss out when streaming games to a mobile device.
2019 NBA TV Preview
The Western Conference has been home to a majority of the league’s best teams and players for a number of years, and now that LeBron has moved to Los Angeles that fact has been solidified even further. The young Lakers team will be an exciting one to watch, the Rockets will again be tough to beat despite the loss of Trevor Ariza, while the likes of OKC, Utah and Denver all have the potential to be high level teams. The Warriors, however, have their old crew back and have added four-time All Star DeMarcus Cousins, and will once again be the team to beat.
The Eastern Conference might not have the depth of talent that the West can boast, but their top end still has the potential to challenge for a Championship. The Celtics will lead the charge, entering the season with a full bill of health and a stacked roster, while the Raptors, fresh off picking up Kawhi Leonard in the DeMar DeRozan trade, could easily be a better team than the side which won 59 games last year. Rounding out the list of likely contenders is the 76ers, led by elite young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, who will be looking to take their team further still than the Conference Semi-Final they made last season, and you won’t have to miss a key minute when watching the NBA online in Australia.
2019 NBA Live TV Australian Times (AEDT)
Friday 22 February LIVE: 76ers v Heat at 11.00am (ESPN2)
Friday 22 February LIVE: Bucks v Celtics at 12.00pm
Friday 22 February LIVE: Lakers v Rockets at 2.30pm
Saturday 23 February LIVE: Raptors v Spurs at 11.00am
Saturday 23 February LIVE: Thunder v Jazz at 1.35pm
Sunday 24 February LIVE: Warriors v Rockets at 12.30pm
Wednesday 27 February LIVE: Raptors v Celtics at 12.00pm
Wednesday 27 February LIVE: Nuggets v Thunder at 2.30pm
Thursday 28 February LIVE: Celtics v Trail Blazers at 12.00pm
Thursday 28 February LIVE: Lakers v Pelicans at 2.35pm
Friday 1 March LIVE: Thunder v 76ers at 12.00pm
Friday 1 March LIVE: Nuggets v Jazz at 2.30pm
Saturday 2 March LIVE: Raptors v Trail Blazers at 12.00pm
Saturday 2 March LIVE: Lakers v Bucks at 2.35pm
Sunday 3 March LIVE: 76ers v Warriors at 12.30pm (ESPN 2)
Shown as Sydney time on ESPN, and broadcast on Foxtel and Kayo Sports. The NBA on Free to Air is not available in Australia. Full NBA replays to be shown through-out the week.
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While the NBA is no longer on Free to Air TV, you can still watch the high-flying action before the final scores are posted, as ESPN of Australia will broadcast a minimum of 4 Live NBA games each and every week of the regular season.
So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to ESPN you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial which offers fans an opportunity to watch NBA action live online with compatible internet connected devices.
Alternatively, you can check out the FREE 14 day Kayo Sports trial which will also offer these same ESPN games LIVE. With the Kayo trial you can stream the NBA free using eligible mobile devices, and with the Split-view feature you can catch up to four Live events at the same time.
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NBA Players To Watch
Ben Simmons is primed to be the best player Australia has ever produced, and heading into his second full NBA season, will play a huge role as the primary ball handler for his Philadelphia 76ers. In an incredible debut season, Simmons averaged close to a triple-double last season, and subsequently won the Rookie of the Year award. He has the potential to become a top ten player within the next year, and if he is able to develop any sort of a jump shot, the rest of the league will be trembling.
LeBron James will head into his 16th NBA season still holding the title of best player in the world, and will for the first time carry the hopes of the league’s biggest fanbase. The new Laker will play alongside a uniquely constructed roster consisting of young talent such as Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, as well as experienced players, though he has shown plenty of times in the past that, regardless of the roster he is surrounded by, his team will be good. He should have another unbelievable regular season and perhaps even provide the Lakers a glimpse of the NBA Finals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is still just 23 years of age, but the Milwaukee Buck sensation seems primed to make a jump into the very top echelon of players in the world this season, if he isn’t there already. The Greek Freak started last season like an obvious MVP, and though he didn’t maintain the extremely high level, he still finished sixth in voting for the award as well as earning a place on the NBA All Stars team. This season he will play under coach Mike Budenholzer, the best coach he will have had in his career, and another leap forwards wouldn’t come as a surprise.
Anthony Davis is, in the eyes of many, the likely successor to LeBron as the best player in the world. The 25-year-old put together an extraordinary second half last season to lead his Pelicans to a Playoff appearance, and will be looking to reproduce something similar from the outset this year. His ability to dominate the game at both ends of floor makes him a unique talent, and one who will no doubt be in the MVP conversation come the end of this season.