As part of the NBA’s groundbreaking 75th season, NBA 360 returns to Sky Sports for Monday’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day action.
Beginning Monday at 6pm, Sky Sports will be offering simultaneous NBA 360 coverage of six live games, with two more full live encounters to follow later in the evening.
NBA 360 games
- 5:30 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans @ Boston Celtics
- 6:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets @ New York Knicks
- 7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards
- 8:00 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets @ Cleveland Cavaliers
- 8:30 p.m. – Chicago Bulls @ Memphis Grizzlies
- 8:30 p.m. – Indiana Pacers @ Los Angeles Clippers
The early action includes two of the season’s surprise packages going head-to-head when the Chicago Bulls travel to Memphis to take on the high-flying Grizzlies.
Elsewhere, the Brooklyn Nets are traveling to take on another team that’s beating expectations, the Cleveland Cavaliers, with Kyrie Irving available for the away game.
Live NBA 360
Monday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m
NBA 360 concludes with a full live coverage of an Eastern Conference Finals rematch as the champion Milwaukee Bucks take on the Atlanta Hawks before LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers host the Utah Jazz.
In the latest episode of Sky Sports Heatcheck, Mo Mooncey and three-time NBA Champion BJ Armstrong found out what they’re most looking forward to.
Live in full on Sky Sports
- 11 p.m. — Milwaukee Bucks @ Atlanta Hawks
- 3:30 p.m. – Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Lakers
“My favorite day of the year”
“It might be my favorite day of the year,” Mooncey said.
“Not only for the UK fans does the games start at 5:30pm, but if you’re an NFL fan it’s like an NBA version of RedZone. Because it’s flipping through the best of the action from the best in the league.”
The Bulls’ clash with the Grizzlies is the standout game of the six NBA 360 games, with both teams battling for first place in their respective conferences.
Despite a three-game losing streak, the Bulls remain at the top of the Eastern Conference. They are expected to be without Zach LaVine, who left Friday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors with a knee injury but is unlikely to miss “significant time” according to an MRI scan.
The Grizzlies’ 11-game winning streak ended Friday against the Dallas Mavericks, but that run has propelled them into third place in the West Conference, well ahead of the fifth-placed Mavericks.
“There’s one game that I’ve circled that I’m really going to tune into,” Armstrong said.
“I think now is the time for these teams to either say they are contenders or contenders? And I think that’s a great benchmark for figuring out who’s who and what’s what.
“I think it should be a great game, we’re going to see a lot of dunks, a lot of great plays, but I think we have two teams that are playing great basketball right now, their role players are playing their roles, both teams are well trained and we know that there are many stars. I’ll be following this game with real interest.”
Will the MSG crowd turn Knicks on?
The New York Knicks have failed to maintain the high standards they set for the past season, and Madison Square Garden supporters have shown signs of frustration in recent weeks.
The tense atmosphere in the garden along with the highlight-play potential that LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets bring to the occasion could make for intriguing viewers, according to Mooncey.
“Then the Charlotte Hornets go to Madison Square Garden, LaMelo Ball, you know the best players shine at MSG,” Mooncey said.
“And besides, the Knicks fans were unhappy with the Knicks, they booed them, Julius Randle went back and forth with them, so if he has another bad game, and LaMelo Ball throws lob and Miles Bridges flies through the sky.” and throw them down, you have to see that on TV.”