The Portland Trail Blazers have released their their TV schedule for the 2018-19 season.
NBC Sports Northwest (NBCSNW) will televise 76 of the 82 regular-season Trail Blazers games this upcoming season. The other six games will be broadcast nationally on TNT and ESPN. In addition, NBCSNW will broadcast all three home preseason games as part of the 2018-19 season.
Anchoring Trail Blazers broadcasts on NBCSNW for their third season together will be the trio of veteran play-by-play voice Kevin Calabro, color analyst Lamar Hurd, and courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam.
Wraparound programming for Trail Blazers television will again feature host Jordan Kent along with former Trail Blazers player Michael Holton. Kent will helm the Toyota Pregame Show, McDonald’s Halftime Show and the Postgame Show alongside Holton.
The Trail Blazers open the regular season at Moda Center as LeBron James makes his Los Angeles Lakers debut on Thursday, October 18. TNT will carry that season-opener nationally beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Along with opening night on TNT, Portland will be broadcast on national TV five additional times this season with one exclusive game on ESPN November 14 at the LA Lakers; and four more games on TNT, all from Moda Center:
- November 1 vs. New Orleans
- February 5 vs. Miami
- February 7 vs. San Antonio
- March 7 vs. Oklahoma City
NBC Sports Gold’s “Blazers Pass,” NBC Sports Northwest’s direct-to-consumer streaming product, returns this year. The product allows fans residing in Trail Blazers viewing territory to purchase a package of 15 games to watch during the 2018-19 NBA season. Fans can visit http://www.nbcsports.com/blazerspass to learn more.