ESPN has added the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks game on January 31st, 2024 to its national broadcast schedule. The game will mark the first return of All-Star guard Damian Lillard to Portland after being traded to the Bucks this off-season. The game replaces the Denver Nuggets versus Oklahoma City Thunder game originally slotted for that evening on the four-letter network.
Sports Media Watch tweeted the news on X:
Also in the NBA's announcement today, ESPN has (as expected) flexed Bucks-Blazers onto its schedule January 31, replacing Nuggets-Thunder. (Nobody tell Mike Malone.)— Sports Media Watch (@paulsen_smw) October 2, 2023
What’s the best guess as to the reaction in Moda Center when Dame takes the floor? I’m betting heavily on standing ovation with the over/under being two minutes. I’m taking the over too.