Games to watch Memorial Day Weekend 2021: White Sox, Cubs, more

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Games to watch Memorial Day Weekend 2021: White Sox, Cubs, more originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Memorial Day weekend this year looks drastically different from last. The sports world is no longer on hold, and there are plenty of Chicago games happening to fill your free time this holiday weekend.

The Chicago White Sox will be busy this weekend. After Friday night's game was postponed due to rain, the Sox will play a doubleheader Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles and finish up the series Sunday before heading to Cleveland for a doubleheader with the Indians on Memorial Day. The Chicago Cubs are hosting the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field and Chicago Sky will also play host as they welcome the Los Angeles Sparks to town for a two-game series over the holiday weekend.

Here’s when and how to watch the Chicago White Sox this weekend:

  • Saturday, May 29: Orioles at White Sox, Game 1 1:30 p.m. CT / Game 2 TBD (NBCSCH)

  • Sunday, May 30: Orioles at White Sox, 1:10 p.m. CT (NBCSCH)

  • Monday, May 31: White Sox at Indians, Game 1 2:05 p.m. CT / Game 2 TBD (NBCSCH)

Here’s the Chicago Cubs’ schedule and how to watch this weekend:

  • Friday, May 28: Reds at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. CT (Marquee Sports Network)

  • Saturday, May 29: Reds at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. CT (Marquee Sports Network)

  • Sunday, May 30: Reds at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. CT (Marquee Sports Network)

  • Monday, May 31: Padres at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. CT (Marquee Sports Network)

Here’s how and when to watch the Chicago Sky play over Memorial Day weekend:

  • Friday, May 28: Sparks at Sky, 7 p.m. CT (The U/CBSSN)

  • Sunday, May 30: Sparks at Sky, 5 p.m. CT (CW26/ Facebook)

What are the best NBA games to watch Memorial Day weekend?

While no Chicago teams are still competing, the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, and there are some exciting matchups to tune into this weekend.

Chicago Bulls fans might be interested to see how Eastern Conference teams are faring in the NBA postseason. The Boston Celtics are heading home to host Games 3 and 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs in TD Garden against the Brooklyn Nets. The first two games have shown why the Nets are heavy favorites to win this series. After giving Brooklyn a 2-0 lead on Tuesday, Boston will need a redemptive game from Jayson Tatum -- after he scored only nine points in the last game -- if they seek to salvage the postseason.

  • Game 3: Friday, May 28 | Nets at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Boston, ABC)

  • Game 4: Sunday, May 30 | Nets at Celtics, 6:00 p.m. CT (NBC Sports Boston, TNT)

Another thrilling Eastern Conference matchup is the series between the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks. Heck, it might be the most entertaining series of the playoffs. Games 1 and 2 featured back-and-forth affairs both on and off the court. Trae Young and the Hawks now head home to State Farm Arena Friday night after a thrilling first two games at Madison Square Garden. After Young silenced the roaring New York crowd of 15,000 fans with a last-second dagger in Game 1, the Knicks rallied back to win Game 2 Wednesday night behind a 26-point performance from Derrick Rose.

Taj Gibson tallied six points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block while registering a game-high +23 plus-minus for the Knicks, all under the coaching of Tom Thibodeau.

  • Game 3: Friday, May 28 | Knicks at Hawks, 6:00 p.m. CT (ESPN)

  • Game 4: Sunday, May 30 | Knicks at Hawks, 12:00 p.m. CT (ABC)

What are the best NHL games to watch Memorial Day weekend?

In the Central Division, Blackhawks fans will want to tune in when two Eastern Conference foes battle in the second round. The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators in six games, while the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the interstate Florida Panthers and Joel Quenneville in six games.

  • Game 1: Sunday, May 30 | Lightning at Hurricanes, 4:00 p.m. CT (NBCSN)