NBC Sports Philadelphia announced its comprehensive Sixers coverage in a press release this morning. Notably, both preseason games will be televised (with the December 15 preseason opener against Boston also nationally televised on TNT), so Sixers fans don’t need to worry about finding questionably legal internet streams like in some years past. NBCSP will carry 34 of the 37 released first half regular season games, with the three exceptions being the nationally televised games on TNT and ESPN.
Below is the full press release:
NBC Sports Philadelphia today announced its comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2020-21 NBA season, highlighted by live coverage of 36 combined preseason and scheduled regular-season matchups; extensive pregame and postgame coverage; and exclusive written, video and audio content on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the MyTeams app.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will present live coverage of both 76ers’ preseason games, beginning Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. against the Boston Celtics, and 34 of 37 regular-season games covering the first half of the regular season announced by the NBA, which the 76ers tip off on Dec. 23 against the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. Live-game coverage will again be led by play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff – who is entering his 27th season in this role – and analyst Alaa Abdelnaby, a former 76ers player and five-year NBA veteran entering his sixth season with NBC Sports Philadelphia.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will continue to surround live 76ers games with gameday programs Sixers Pregame Live and Sixers Postgame Live. The shows, hosted by Amy Fadool and featuring analysts Jim Lynam, the former 76ers coach and executive, and former 76ers player and Philadelphia native Marc Jackson, will provide news, analysis, commentary and interviews before and after games.
Also returning this season to the gameday lineup are The Warmup, a 15-minute primer leading into weekday editions of Sixers Pregame Live, and Sixers Outsiders, which delivers fan-focused perspective on the game for a half-hour following Sixers Postgame Live.
NBC Sports Philadelphia’s live coverage, including pregame and postgame shows, will continue to be available to authenticated subscribers on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
Comprehensive written, video and audio content covering the 76ers and the NBA will continue to be provided across NBC Sports Philadelphia’s digital properties. Exclusive news, analysis, commentary and information will be available daily by 76ers reporter Noah Levick and a team of multiplatform content creators. The Sixers Talk podcast, hosted by Danny Pommells and Ben Berry, will publish multiple episodes weekly throughout the season featuring special guests and interviews.
The below tweet lists the broadcast schedule. The reality of only one 9:00pm and two 10:00pm games is something I can definitely get behind, and I’m sure the sleep schedules of countless Sixers fans here on the East Coast are in agreement.
Basketball incoming— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) December 11, 2020
The first half broadcast schedule for your Sixers: pic.twitter.com/LsOL1KTFOD
There are just four days until Marc and Alaa are back in our lives. Time to start turning this garbage 2020 year into gold.