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Kwesé Sports - Home of the NBA

Kwesé Sports - Home of the NBA

15:30 SAST | 10 Nov 2017

The NBA is one of the greatest entertainment brands in the world; and as the world's third-most valuable sports league it generates revenues approaching $6 billion. The NBA, with its big-name stars and exciting TV coverage, attracts huge global interest, promoting the game of basketball to all corners of the world - including here in Africa. Basketball is one of the fastest-growing sports in Africa and that's why Kwesé Sports has brought the NBA back to Africa. Many stars in the NBA have their roots in Africa, including Clint Capela (Houston Rockets), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Giannis Antetokounmo (Milwaukee Bucks), Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors) and Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers).

Kwesé Sports carries around 20 NBA games a week, with four LIVE games on our free-to-air channel - Kwesé Free Sports. And, if you subscribe to Kwesé TV you can watch NBA TV (Channel 315), which brings you news, review, interviews, analysis, replays and LIVE games.  And in an exciting new development South Africans who get Kwesé Play will soon be able to stream the NBA-dedicated channel, NBA League Pass.

The NBA is split into two conferences, Eastern and Western, with 15 teams in each. Every team plays 82 games in the regular season; matched three or four times against the teams in their own conference and twice against teams in the other conference. At the end of the regular season (April 2018) the top eight teams from each conference go into playoffs to determine the conference winner. The winners of each conference then play each other in a seven-match series for the NBA Championship. Last season the Golden State Warriors won the Western Conference and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Eastern Conference. In recent years the Western Conference has tended to be stronger than the Eastern, and 2017 was no different with the Warriors wrapping up the finals 4-1.

We're still in the early stages of the 2017/18 NBA season, but once again the Golden State Warriors - who boast the services of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant - are looking ominously good and are tied with the Houston Rockets at the top of the Western Conference. The Cavaliers are struggling (five wins and seven losses in the Eastern Conference) and big-name star LeBron James is getting rather frustrated. Boston Celtics, the most successful NBA franchise in history, who are topping the Eastern Conference on ten wins.

The more you know about the NBA, the better it gets. So, check out some exciting match-ups happening over the next few days on Kwesé Sports: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons (KS1, 11 November at 2:00 CAT); New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Clippers (KFS, 12 November at 14:10 CAT); Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers (KFS, 13 November at 1:00 CAT); Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors (KFS, 13 November at 15:10 CAT).

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