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How to watch, what to watch for on New Years Eve slate of the 2020-21 NBA regular season, December 31

We take a look at the games on the New Years’ Eve slate for the 2020-21 NBA Season.

Derrick Favors #15 and Joe Ingles #2 of the Utah Jazz fight for position against Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers during a preseason game on December 17, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

The Houston Rockets will debut their new-look lineup. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are making their Rockets’ season debuts on Thursday night on New Year’s Eve. Eric Gordon is also back for Houston, which is winless at 0-2. None of those three will be on a minutes restriction, per new coach Stephen Silas.

NBA regular season schedule for Dec. 31

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers, 3:00 p.m. ET
Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards, 5:00 p.m. ET
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets, 7:00 p.m. ET
New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m. ET
Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz, 9:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV