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Boston Sports TV Schedule, Nov. 1: NBA, NFL highlight Thursday night

With the NBA starting its new season, the NFL has competition for eyes on Thursday night. Although the game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets was postponed because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder begin their season Thursday night.

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NBA:

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)

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The defending Western Conference champions, led by forward Kevin Durant, begin their season at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs are coming off a 99-95 win against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday.

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NFL:

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Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, 8:20 p.m. (NFL Network)

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This AFC West match has two teams going in opposite directions. The Chargers enter the game 3-4 and one game behind the Denver Broncos for the lead in the division while the Chiefs are 1-6 and are going back to quarterback Matt Cassel because of a concussion to backup quarterback Brady Quinn.

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College Football:

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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Miami Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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The Hurricanes are currently in a three-way tie for first place in the ACC Coastal Division and the Hokies are only a half game behind the crowd.