NBA 2012-2013: Where to Watch the Games All Season Long

James Williams@WordmandcAnalyst IIIOctober 26, 2012

LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat will be seen often this season
LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat will be seen often this seasonKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

No lockouts this year: The NBA will tip off with a full 82-game season, and things get underway on Tuesday night. 

TNT will kick the season off with a double-header featuring the Boston Celtics at the Miami Heat at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET.

This is a banner season for fans of the NBA, with TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV offering fans more telecasts than ever before. There will also be a record number of free broadband offerings for those who enjoy watching games on their computer or tablet.

Thursday nights will be the NBA on TNT, with the network offering double-headers most weeks throughout the season. Of note is that the very popular broadband TNT Overtime component, which in the past was used during the NBA Playoffs, will now be free during most of the regular season network broadcasts.

It is a cool way to watch the games for free on your computer or tablet. A viewer will have the option to see the normal game feed or be able to pick from three different camera angles. It gives the viewer the chance of being their own television director.   

They also offer a picture-in-picture option, as well as a DVR option if you missed any part of the game.

Wednesday and Friday nights belong to ESPN, with Sunday telecasts on ABC. ESPN3 or the Watch ESPN app will allow fans to view the network games on broadband, tablet or Smartphone.

ESPN Radio will once again be the exclusive home for all regular-season games as well as the NBA Playoffs and the Championships.

NBA TV will offer over 98 games this season, with their anchor program being once again the Fan’s Tuesday Night Game of the Week.

In case you are not familiar with how that works, you simply go to the NBA TV website, where a list of games are being offered, and vote for the one that you want to see. The game getting the most votes is the game fans will see that Tuesday night.

The network offers games on other nights of the week, excluding of course those nights when TNT or ESPN are airing games.