In America they call them “double-header“: two high-profile matches in a row to keep fans glued to the screen for an entire evening. For once the privilege of Thursday evenings in the United States will happen at useful times also on this side of the ocean and it will be fully visible on Sky Sports channels. In fact, starting at 9pm there will be two matches in a row with commentary in Italian, pitting some of the best talents in the NBA against each other. To start the dance will be Joel Embiid e Nikola Jokicwho have been contending for the regular season MVP award and the NBA best center scepter for years: a challenge not to be missed between Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets starting at 9pm live on Sky Sport Uno and Sky Sport NBA with commentary by Flavio Tranquillo and Matteo Soragnawhile also enjoying plays from other super players like James Harden, Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. and Tyrese Maxey.
New York derby on black and white TV: the reason
As if the challenge between two MVP candidates wasn’t enough, immediately after the end of Philadelphia-Denver we move on to another highly anticipated and heated game like the New York derby between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. It’s true, Kevin Durant (still struggling with a knee injury) will not be part of it, but the various Kyrie Irving, Jalen Brunson e Julius Randle, all possible protagonists of the match of the stars in mid-February. The appointment in this case is to leave from 11.30 pm always live on Sky Sport Uno and Sky Sport NBA with live commentary by Alessandro Mamoli and Davide Pessina.