NBA fans aren’t best pleased with the league’s scheduling for Thursday night.
The playoffs are now well underway, with two of the best matchups set for tonight. However, watching won’t be straightforward, especially for folks on the East Coast.
Basketball viewers keen on both catching a game and not going to bed too late will find that pretty hard to do. The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are set to battle at 7:30 PM ET, the two Western Conference matchups that follow are on at the same time, with one kicking off 30 minutes in advance.
The Game 3 affair between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings will begin at 10:00 PM ET on TNT, with NBA TV to air the Phoenix Suns vs. the Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 PM ET.
Fans have hit out at the league over this, taking to Twitter to point out how unreasonable it is.
TNT’s Charles Barkley only just complained about the NBA’s scheduling WHILE SPEAKING ON TNT, so imagine how fans must feel.
“I’m excited for the game, but I just don’t think it’s fair to have them playing that late,” the former NBA star said earlier this week. “It’s just wrong. We gotta have some respect for the fans at some point. It ain’t fair for the people in Denver to be playing at 8:30 at night and they gotta go to school tomorrow so stop it. We want kids to watch the game, don’t we?”
The Warriors-Kings matchup is surely the most intriguing of Thursday night’s fixtures. The defending champions are in a 2-0 hole and will be hoping they can avoid another loss without Draymond Green, who was suspended for his stomp on Domantas Sabonis on Monday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.