Follow the NBA Season on Channel 8 KLKN-TV

 The NBA season on Channel 8 KLKN-TV starts on Christmas Day with a double header featuring rematches of the two conference final series’ from last season — Boston Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets (Wednesday, December 25, 6:00 p.m., ET), followed by Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers (Wednesday, December 25, 8:30 p.m., ET). The doubleheader, as with all NBA dates on ABC, will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show.

See below for the 2002003 NBA Schedule on Channel 8 KLKN-TV:

December 25 5:00 p.m. Boston Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets

December 25 7:30 p.m. Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers

January 4 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks  

February 16 12:00 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Jersey Nets

February 16 2:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings

February 23 11:30 a.m Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards

March 9 12:00 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks

March 9 2:30 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

March 16 2:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings

March 23 12:00 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs

March 30 12:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

April 6 12:00 p.m. Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

April 6 2:30 p.m. Sacramento Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers

April 13 2:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

ABC SPORTS, ESPN AND THE NBA Under terms of the new agreement with ABC and ESPN that begins with the 2002-03 season, ABC will be the exclusive over-the-air network for NBA basketball, televising up to 15 regular-season broadcasts. ABC will also carry playoff games, including the NBA finals in primetime. In addition ABC will televise “NBA Inside Stuff,” the league’s Saturday morning youth magazine show.