Wednesday, December 16th, 2020


NBC Sports California to Carry all 38 “First Half” Regular Season Kings Games beginning with the 2020-21 SEASON OPENER against the Denver Nuggets on

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, featuring New Lead Kings Play-by-Play Announcer MARK JONES and Analysts DOUG CHRISTIE and KAYTE CHRISTENSEN-HUNTER with the Game Call


Opening Night Content Offerings to also include Massive Digital Coverage on, the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app and on all Social Media Platforms


Extensive, Surrounding Game Night Coverage on “Kings Pre/Postgame Live” with Primary Studio Host/Addtl. TV PxP Announcer KYLE DRAPER & Analyst KAYTE CHRISTENSEN-HUNTER;

Former Kings Six-Time All-Star/Basketball Hall of Famer MITCH RICHMOND to Deliver Additional Pre/Post Analysis for Select Games;

NBC Sports Bay Area/California’s JIM KOZIMOR to Handle Additional Pre/Post Hosting Duties and Game Night Contributions


LIVE STREAMING of EVERY Kings Telecast on NBC Sports California – including Surrounding Pre/Postgame Programming –

to be Made Available to Authenticated Subscribers on and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app”MyTeams” app to Feature Season-Long In-Depth Reporting & Analysis from Kings Insider JAMES HAM


Sacramento, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. (December 16, 2020) – NBC Sports California today announced its Sacramento Kings “First Half” 2020-21 NBA regular season coverage details featuring live coverage of 38 Kings games (20 home, 18 road), live streaming of EVERY GAME and surrounding Kings Pre/Postgame Live coverage to authenticated subscribers via and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app, along with season-long, fan-focused digital Kings content offerings. (NOTE: Fans located anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.)

NBC Sports California will tip-off its 2020-21 regular season Kings coverage with the SEASON OPENER on Wednesday, December 23, as the Kings travel to face the Western Conference rival Denver Nuggets live from Ball Arena in Denver, Col.  Opening Night coverage begins at 5:30 pm PT with Kings Pregame Live presented by Ford.  Featuring new studio host/additional TV play-by-play announcer Kyle Draper (@KyleDraperTV) with expert analysis from former collegiate/WNBA standout Kayte Christensen-Hunter (@kayte_c), Kings Pregame Live will provide viewers with a complete game night preview featuring player match-up breakdowns, the latest team news and interviews with Kings players and coaches, a recap of all the off-season moves and much more.  In addition, former Kings six-time NBA All-Star/2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Richmond (@mitchrichmond23) will also provide pre/post analysis for select Kings telecasts this season.  NBC Sports Bay Area/California’s Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS) will handle additional pre/post programming hosting duties this season, along with multiplatform game night contributions.

Opening Night game action on December 23 gets underway at 6:00 pm PT with new primary Kings TV play-by-play announcer Mark Jones (@MarkJonesESPN), Kings legend/veteran game analyst Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie) and additional in-game analyst Kayte Christensen-Hunter delivering the game call.  NBC Sports California will also carry the Kings HOME OPENER on Saturday, December 26 against the Phoenix Suns (Kings Pregame Live to air at 6:30 PM, game tip-off at 7:00 PM).  The season opener and every Kings game telecast on NBC Sports California will be immediately followed by Kings Postgame Live presented by Toyota.  Hosted by Draper, featuring analysis via Christensen-Hunter, Kings Postgame Live will deliver live coverage of Kings Head Coach Luke Walton’s post-game press conference, along with post-game player reaction, expanded highlights, detailed analysis, upcoming game previews and more.

In addition, Kings fans are urged to visit and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app 24/7, featuring unparalleled access and in-depth analysis from the network’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).  Among the numerous digital coverage highlights from Ham and the network’s dedicated Kings content team include detailed pre/postgame reports, player/coaches interviews, highlight videos, special features, galleries and much more.  In addition, NBC Sports California will provide Kings fans with numerous social media content offerings this season on Facebook ( and Twitter (@NBCSKings & @NBCSAuthentic), along with a multitude of team & player fun facts/photos/quick video offerings on Instagram (NBCSAuthentic). 

Please note NBC Sports California’s complete Kings “first half” NBA season coverage schedule below (schedule subject to change):



2020-21 Sacramento Kings Schedule (First Half)




  1. Wed, Dec 23        6:00 pm        @ Denver (SEASON/ROAD OPENER)
  2. Sat, Dec 26          7:00 pm        vs. Phoenix (HOME OPENER)
  3. Sun, Dec 27         6:00 pm        vs. Phoenix
  4. Tue, Dec 29         7:00 pm        vs. Denver
  5. Thu, Dec 31         4:00 pm        @ Houston
  6. Sat, Jan 2             2:00 pm        @ Houston
  7. Mon, Jan 4           7:00 pm        @ Golden State
  8. Wed, Jan 6           7:00 pm        vs. Chicago
  9. Fri, Jan 8              7:00 pm        vs. Toronto
  10.  Sat, Jan 9            7:00 pm        vs. Portland
  11.  Mon, Jan 11        7:00 pm        vs. Indiana
  12.  Wed, Jan 13        7:00 pm        vs. Portland
  13.  Fri, Jan 15           7:00 pm        vs. LA Clippers
  14.  Sun, Jan 17         6:00 pm        vs. New Orleans
  15.  Wed, Jan 20        7:00 pm        @ LA Clippers
  16.  Fri, Jan 22           7:00 pm        vs. New York
  17.  Sun, Jan 24         5:00 pm        @ Memphis
  18.  Mon, Jan 25        5:00 pm        @ Memphis
  19.  Wed, Jan 27        4:00 pm        @ Orlando
  20.  Fri, Jan 29           4:30 pm        @ Toronto (Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL)
  21.  Sat, Jan 30          5:00 pm        @ Miami
  22.  Mon, Feb 1          5:00 pm        @ New Orleans
  23.  Wed, Feb 3         7:00 pm        vs. Boston
  24.  Sat, Feb 6           2:00 pm        vs. Denver
  25.  Sun, Feb 7          12:00 pm      @ LA Clippers
  26.  Tue, Feb 9          7:00 pm        vs. Philadelphia
  27.  Fri, Feb 12           7:00 pm        vs. Orlando
  28.  Sun, Feb 14        6:00 pm        vs. Memphis
  29.  Mon, Feb 15        7:00 pm        vs. Brooklyn
  30.  Thu, Feb 18         7:00 pm        vs. Miami
  31.  Sat, Feb 20         5:00 pm        @ Chicago
  32.  Sun, Feb 21        5:00 pm        @ Milwaukee
  33.  Tue, Feb 23         4:30 pm        @ Brooklyn
  34.  Thu, Feb 25         4:30 pm        @ New York
  35.  Fri, Feb 26           4:00 pm        @ Detroit
  36.  Sun, Feb 28        6:00 pm        vs. Charlotte
  37.  Wed, Mar 3         7:00 pm        vs. LA Lakers
  38.  Thu, Mar 4           7:00 pm        @ Portland


Regular season (First Half): 20 Home, 18 Road

All Times Pacific Time

Schedule Subject to Change

All Game Telecasts will be preceded by “Kings Pregame Live” and followed by “Kings Postgame Live”

NOTE: Remaining regular season schedule details will be announced at a later date.


NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. and provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: