ESPN has made an update to its NBA telecast schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 18: the Houston Rockets and early M.V.P. candidate James Harden will host the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 8 p.m. ET. This matchup replaces the previously scheduled Atlanta Hawks-Detroit Pistons game.
In the second game of ESPN’s Jan. 18 doubleheader, the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant will host Durant’s former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the league points per game leader Russell Westbrook, at 10:30 p.m. Both games will stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. NBA Countdown charged by Mountain Dew will precede the doubleheader at 7 p.m., also on ESPN, WatchESPN and the ESPN app.