Again, all of this is moot if the NBA lockout wipes out any part or all of the season.
Network’s Comprehensive Coverage to Include Return of NBA TV’s Fan Night every Tuesday
NBA TV will present 96 live NBA games during the 2011-12 regular season. The schedule is highlighted by the return, for the fourth consecutive year, of the network’s popular Fan Night, in which fans have the opportunity to vote on NBA.com for the games they want to see televised nationally on NBA TV every Tuesday night during the season.
The season is scheduled to tip off on NBA TV on Saturday, Nov. 5, when the Oklahoma City Thunder takes on the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET).
NBA TV’s Fan Night studio team will return with host Ernie Johnson and analyst Chris Webber. With former Fan Night analyst and Hall of Famer Kevin McHale taking the head coaching position with the Houston Rockets, a new analyst will be named to join Johnson and Webber at a later date. Fan Night voting is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 1 to select the first match-up of the season that is set to air on Election Night, on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
In addition to NBA TV’s full slate of games, fans can watch games on NBA Digital’s full suite of NBA LEAGUE PASS subscription products, including: NBA LEAGUE PASS with up to 40 live out-of-market NBA games on TV each week, NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband for fans to watch online and NBA LEAGUE PASS Mobile for on-the-go access on mobile devices. All products feature live and on demand out-of-market games, highlights, scores and stats. Early bird offers will be available prior to the start of the season on NBA.com.
Key matchups on the NBA TV schedule this season include:
- Monday, Dec. 5, 2011: The Boston Celtics visit the L.A. Clippers in the City of Angels (10:30 p.m. ET).
- Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012: The New York Knicks meet the New Jersey Nets (7:30 p.m. ET) in a matchup of Hudson River rivals.
- Monday, Jan. 16, 2012: NBA TV celebrates MLK Day when it presents the Toronto Raptors against Atlanta Hawks (4:00 p.m. ET).
- Monday, Jan. 23, 2012: A matchup between 2011 NBA championship contenders features the Magic vs. the Celtics (7:30 p.m. ET).
- Monday, March 5, 2012: The Mavericks meet the Oklahoma City Thunder in a rematch of the 2011 Western Conference Finals. (8:00 p.m. ET).
- Sunday, March 25, 2012: The Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat travel from South Beach to face the Thunder (1:00 p.m. ET).
Also appearing on NBA TV throughout the season are hosts Ernie, Johnson, Matt Winer, Ahmad Rashad, Rick Kamla, Vince Cellini analysts Chris Webber, Brent Barry, Steve Smith, and Dennis Scott and NBA Insider David Aldridge. TNT’s newest addition, Shaquille O’Neal, along with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Mike Fratello, and Cheryl Miller also will make select appearances on NBA TV throughout the season.
NBA TV 2011-12 NBA REGULAR SEASON TELECAST SCHEDULE
Subject to change/All Times Eastern
Nov. 5 Saturday 8:30 PM Oklahoma City @ Dallas Mavericks Nov. 6 Sunday 8:00 PM Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix Suns Nov. 7 Monday 9:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers @ Denver Nuggets Nov. 8 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Nov. 11 Friday 7:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia 76ers Nov. 12 Saturday 7:30 PM Indiana Pacers @ New York Knicks Nov. 12 Saturday 10:00 PM Detroit Pistons @ Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 14 Monday 8:00 PM Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies Nov. 15 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Nov. 19 Saturday 10:30 PM Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Clippers Nov. 21 Monday 8:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio Spurs Nov. 22 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Nov. 26 Saturday 10:30 PM Utah Jazz @ Golden State Warriors Nov. 27 Sunday 9:00 PM Charlotte Bobcats @ Sacramento Kings Nov. 28 Monday 7:30 PM Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks Nov. 29 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Nov. 30 Wednesday 8:00 PM San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls Nov. 30 Wednesday 10:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors December Dec. 5 Monday 7:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers @ Philadelphia 76ers Dec. 5 Monday 10:30 PM Boston Celtics @ L.A. Clippers Dec. 6 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Dec. 10 Saturday 8:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets Dec. 11 Sunday 7:30 PM Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics Dec. 12 Monday 8:30 PM Denver Nuggets @ Dallas Mavericks Dec. 17 Saturday 7:30 PM L.A. Clippers @ New York Knicks Dec. 18 Sunday 7:00 PM Orlando Magic @ Detroit Pistons Dec. 19 Monday 7:00 PM New Orleans Hornets @ Washington Wizards Dec. 20 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Dec. 21 Wednesday 7:30 PM Utah Jazz @ New York Knicks Dec. 21 Wednesday 9:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves @ Phoenix Suns Dec. 26 Monday 8:30 PM Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs Dec. 27 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Dec. 28 Wednesday 7:00 PM Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors January Jan. 3 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Jan. 4 Wednesday 8:00 PM Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls 10:30 PM Houston Rockets @ L.A. Clippers Jan. 5 Thursday 9:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz Jan. 7 Saturday 7:30 PM New York Knicks @ New Jersey Nets Jan. 9 Monday 7:30 PM Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics Jan. 10 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Jan. 14 Saturday 9:00 PM New Jersey Nets @ Utah Jazz Jan. 16 Monday 4:00 PM Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks Jan. 17 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Jan. 21 Saturday 8:00 PM Dallas Mavericks @ New Orleans Hornets Jan. 23 Monday 7:30 PM Orlando Magic @ Boston Celtics Jan. 24 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Jan. 24 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Jan. 25 Wednesday 7:30 PM Minnesota Timberwolves @ Boston Celtics 10:00 PM Denver Nuggets @ Sacramento Kings Jan. 28 Saturday 9:00 PM Memphis Grizzles @ Phoenix Suns Jan. 29 Sunday 7:30 PM San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks Jan. 30 Monday 9:30 PM Miami Heat @ Houston Rockets Jan. 31 Tuesday TBD Fan Night February Feb. 4 Saturday 7:30 PM New Jersey Nets @ New York Knicks 10:00 PM Golden State Warriors @ Sacramento Kings Feb. 6 Monday 7:00 PM L.A. Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers Feb. 7 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Feb. 8 Wednesday 7:00 PM New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards 10:00 PM Houston Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers Feb. 11 Saturday 8:30 PM Portland Trail Blazers @ Dallas Mavericks Feb. 13 Monday 7:00 PM Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers Feb. 14 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Feb. 18 Saturday 10:00 PM Atlanta Hawks @ Portland Trail Blazers Feb. 21 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Feb. 28 Tuesday TBD Fan Night March Mar. 3 Saturday 10:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves @ Portland TrailBlazers Mar. 5 Monday 8:00 PM Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder Mar. 6 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Mar. 7 Wednesday TBD Orlando Magic@ New Jersey Nets 7:00 PM Utah Jazz @ Washington Wizards 10:00 PM New Orleans Hornets @ Sacramento Kings Mar. 8 Thursday TBD Orlando Magic @ New Jersey Nets Mar. 9 Friday 8:30 PM New Orleans Hornets @ Denver Nuggets Mar. 10 Saturday 7:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks @ Washington Wizards 10:30 PM Dallas Mavericks @ Golden State Warriors Mar. 13 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Mar. 16 Friday 8:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls Mar. 17 Saturday 8:00 PM Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls Mar. 20 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Mar. 24 Saturday 10:30 PM Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors Mar. 25 Sunday 1:00 PM Miami Heat @ Oklahoma City Thunder Mar. 26 Monday 8:00 PM Denver Nuggets @ Chicago Bulls Mar. 27 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Mar. 28 Wednesday 10:30 PM New Orleans Hornets @ Golden State Warriors April Apr. 1 Sunday 7:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs Apr. 3 Tuesday TBD Fan Night Apr. 6 Friday 8:00 PM Portland TrailBlazers @ Oklahoma City Thunder Apr. 7 Saturday 7:00 PM Orlando Magic @ Philadelphia 76ers 10:30 PM Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors Apr. 8 Sunday 6:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics Apr. 9 Monday 8:00 PM L.A. Lakers @ New Orleans Hornets Apr. 14 Saturday 8:00 PM Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies 10:30 PM Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers Apr. 15 Sunday 7:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies @ New Orleans Hornets Apr. 16 Monday 7:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic 10:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder @ L.A. Clippers
There you have it.