The world’s best hoopsters burn up the court. Although a lockout that began on 1 July 2011 threatened the season, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is expected to be on the court this month, dishing up great hoops action for hungry fans around the globe.
Last season saw the Dallas Mavericks finally get revenge, as well as their first NBA title, defeating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the Finals behind Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki and Jason Terry, who led the Mavs with 27 points in the last game, are the two remaining players from the Dallas team that lost to Miami in the 2006 Finals. See the Mavs and Bulls face off on the 8th, while the Thunder take on the Magic on the 15th, followed by a meeting with the Heat on the 24th. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are also in action as they take on the Utah Jazz early in the month and the Phoenix Suns at the end. DStv audiences can tune into ESPN to watch all the NBA action.
Schedule: Live coverage – Host team shown first
Dec 1 03:30 CAT Chicago Bulls vs. San Antonio Spurs
Dec 3 04:00 CAT Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Dec 8 04:30 CAT Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks
Dec 10 05:30 CAT Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic
Dec 14 02:00 CAT NBA Special Edition: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets
Dec 14 04:30 CAT NBA Special Edition: Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks
Dec 15 03:00 CAT Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic
Dec 17 02:00 CAT Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat
Dec 22 02:30 CAT New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz
Dec 24 03:00 CAT Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Dec 29 04:00 CAT Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Dec 31 03:00 CAT Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat