NBA schedule: Week of Jan. 1 games include Cavs-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets

The NBA season continues into the new year with marquee matchups, including a LeBron James-Kyrie Irving faceoff in Cavs-Celtics and a battle atop the West in Warriors-Rockets during the first week of 2018.

These are the key games this week in the NBA, along with the full schedule (all times Eastern).

Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, 8 p.m. ESPN

Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. on ESPN | fuboTV

It’s the next chapter of the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James saga. Irving, who requested a trade from the Cavs last offseason, has the Celtics leading the Eastern Conference with a 30-10 record. Isaiah Thomas — who came to the Cavs on the other end of that trade — isn’t expected to play in the game, but Cleveland fans hope he’s back to full health soon.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers

Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN | fuboTV

The Paul George-to-LA rumors won’t quiet, and this game could be an interesting prologue for what’s ahead in the offseason. The Thunder look to snap a two-game losing streak in this game, and the Lakers look to snap a seven-game slide. 

Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets

Thursday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. TNT

This clash at the top of the Western Conference is another excellent game in prime time this week. The Rockets are sliding, having lost three of their last four games, but looked unbeatable previously. The Warriors have Steph Curry back in the lineup, and the full-strength Warriors can prove they still have the West conquered.

Full NBA schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Portland Trail Blazers at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7 p.m. NBATV | fuboTV 

San Antonio Spurs at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Atlanta Hawks at Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m. | fuboTV

Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings, 10 p.m. | fuboTV

Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m. NBATV | fuboTV

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

New York Knicks at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, 8 p.m. ESPN | fuboTV

Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m. | fuboTV

Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m. | fuboTV

Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m. | fuboTV

New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz, 9 p.m. | fuboTV

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ESPN | fuboTV

Thursday, Jan. 4

Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets, 8 p.m. TNT 

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers 10:30 p.m. TNT | fuboTV

Friday, Jan. 5

Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics, 7 p.m. ESPN | fuboTV

New York Knicks at Miami Heat 8 p.m. | fuboTV

Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m. | fuboTV

Chicago Bulls at Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m.

Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies, 9:30 p.m. ESPN | fuboTV

Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. | fuboTV

Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Saturday, Jan. 6

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers, 3:30 p.m. | fuboTV

Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets, 6 p.m. | fuboTV

Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards, 8 p.m. | fuboTV

New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves, 9 p.m. | fuboTV

Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings, 10 p.m. | fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 7

Utah Jazz at Miami Heat, 3:30 p.m. | fuboTV

New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks, 7 p.m. | fuboTV

Oklahoma City Thunder at Phoenix Suns, 8 p.m. | fuboTV

San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trailblazers, 9 p.m. | fuboTV

Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Lakers, 9:30 p.m. | fuboTV

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