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Healthy Celtics, new-look Lakers, open 2018 NBA Season on ABS-CBN S+A

October 16, 2018 AT 11:26 AM

Healthy Celtics, new-look Lakers, open 2018 NBA Season on ABS-CBN S+A

The NBA returns to ABS-CBN and S+A starting off with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics match-up!

Expect the same intense basketball action as new lineups debut in the opening week of the most popular basketball league on the planet on ABS-CBN and S+A.
“NBA On ABS-CBN” blasts off on free-to-air television this Wednesday (October 17) LIVE on S+A at 8 am as Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers take on a rejuvenated Boston Celtics squad that is welcoming back All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, who has fully recovered from suffering a freak ankle injury in last season’s opener.
Meanwhile, Filipino fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are teeming with excitement as they get to witness 2018’s biggest offseason signing suit up for the Purple and Gold: LeBron James. The King, along with youngsters Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma look to deliver on all the offseason hype as they go up against the Portland Trailblazers bannered by crack guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum on Friday (October 19) LIVE at 10:30 am.
The Boston Celtics return on ABS-CBN and S+A over the weekend as they take on the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks respectively. Kyrie Irving’s crew will get a taste of how the Raptors play with new superstar in the six, Kawhi Leonard, on Saturday (October 20) at 8:30 am on “NBA SabaDos” on ABS-CBN. The Celtics then travel to the Mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, to face the rebuilding Knicks and see if ninth overall pick Kevin Knox is the real deal the following day (October 21), LIVE at 7:30 am on S+A.
On Monday, NBA fans in the country finally see the Western Conference finalists Houston Rockets go up against the Los Angeles Clippers LIVE at 9 am on S+A. The Clippers will rely on forward Tobias Harris in going up against All-Stars James Harden and Chris Paul who will continue to anchor the team along with blossoming big man Clint Capela. All eyes, however, will be on the most intriguing addition of the team – 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, a midrange specialist who is joining a team that is one of the league-leaders in three point shots made and attempted last season.
Don’t miss the return of the NBA starting with the opening day match between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday (October 17) LIVE on S+A at 8 am. Friday (October 19) sees the LA Lakers take on the Portland Trailblazers on S+A LIVE at 10:30 am. Action shifts to ABS-CBN for “NBA SabaDos” when Boston meets the Toronto Raptors on Saturday (October 20) at 8:30 am. Meanwhile, S+A caps off the opening weekend with Boston-New York on Sunday (October 21) LIVE at 7:30 am, and the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Clippers match-up on Monday (October 22), LIVE at 9 am.
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