RIO DE JANEIRO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that select playoff games from the Liga Nacional de Basquete’s (LNB) Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB), Brazil’s premier men’s basketball competition, will be available for free on the reimagined NBA App with Portuguese commentary. The package of livestreams will tip off on Wednesday, April 19 with a matchup between Unifacisa and Corinthians at 19:30 pm BRT / 6:30 p.m. ET and run through June, culminating with the NBB Finals.
The LNB’s NBB joins a growing list of live basketball programming available on the NBA App, including games from the NBA G League, leading international leagues, top pro-am leagues, and more. The offerings build on the league’s goal of delivering localized and in-language programming and content to basketball fans around the world.
NBB playoff games streaming on the NBA App build on an ongoing commitment to grow the game of basketball and drive fan engagement in Brazil. NBB games on the NBA App also align with the LNB’s cross-platform strategy which allows fans to follow the premier basketball competition in Brazil on free-to-air and pay-TV, as well as digital platforms.
The new and improved NBA App – which launched at the start of the 2022-23 season – is the all-in-one destination for NBA fans everywhere. With entirely new personalization features, the NBA App provides wall-to-wall content from every NBA game and features social-style vertical video, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to players and teams, new and existing shows and series, and free access to the NBA vault.
NBB First-Round Playoff Games on the NBA App:
Wednesday, April 19 – 19:30 p.m.: UNIFACISA vs. CORINTHIANS
Thursday, April 20 – 19:30 p.m.: BAURU vs. SÃO JOSÉ
Friday, April 21 – 19:00 p.m.: BAURU vs. SÃO JOSÉ*
Saturday, April 22 – 15:00 p.m.: PINHEIROS vs. CAXIAS
Monday, April 24 – 19:00 p.m.: PINHEIROS vs. CAXIAS*
**The schedule of additional games will be available after the first round