NBA TV will have 96 games. I’ve been editing press releases so they format nicely on the site. And it’s getting late for me so I’m just going to slap this up for you. However it looks is the way it was received in the Fang’s Bites inbox.
Here is the schedule.
NBA TV to Televise 96 Games During 2012-13 Regular Season Featuring Multiple Appearances by Heat, Thunder, Knicks, Lakers, Clippers, Celtics and Bulls
Network Opens with Oct. 31 Doubleheader Including Hornets in Anthony Davis’ Rookie Debut vs. Spurs at 8 p.m. ET & Trail Blazers vs. Lakers at 10:30 p.m.
Schedule Includes Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Returning to New York vs. Knicks Dec. 17
NBA TV today announced its 2012-13 NBA regular-season schedule will feature 96 live regular season games beginning with the New Orleans Hornets, in the highly-anticipated debut of rookie Anthony Davis, facing the San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan on Wednesday, October 31, at 8 p.m. ET. The network’s Wednesday doubleheader will also include the Los Angeles Lakers, with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, hosting the Portland Trail Blazers and LaMarcus Aldridge at 10:30 p.m. The 2012-13 regular season schedule was unveiled tonight exclusively on NBA TV.
NBA TV’s opening week schedule includes (full regular-season schedule listed below):
Date Day Time (ET) Game October 31 Wednesday 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans 10:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers November 3 Saturday 7:30 p.m. Denver at Miami 10:30 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers
Additionally, NBA TV will feature the Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin’s only return to Madison Square Garden this season to face his former New York Knicks team Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
NBA TV will build on a record-setting 2011-12 season, the network’s most-viewed ever, with a 2012-13 regular-season schedule featuring 20 doubleheaders and up to nine appearances by the NBA champion Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Knicks, Lakers, L.A. Clippers, Boston Celtics, Spurs, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz; up to eight appearances by the Trail Blazers; and up to seven appearances by the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and Hornets.
NBA TV schedule highlights include (all times ET):
- Nov. 5 – the Nets’ first appearance on the network since moving to Barclays Center, hosting the Timberwolves and Kevin Love at 7:30 p.m.
- Nov. 23 – the defending Western Conference champion Thunder and Kevin Durant visiting the Celtics and Kevin Garnett at 7:30 p.m.
- Nov. 28 – a doubleheader featuring several of the league’s premier point guards when the Celtics host the Nets at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Timberwolves visiting the Clippers at 10:30 p.m.
- Dec. 29 – the top two picks in the 2012 NBA Draft and former Kentucky teammates facing off when the Hornets and Davis visit the Bobcats and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at 7 p.m.
- Jan. 2 – the past two NBA champions meeting when the Heat host the Mavericks at 7:30 p.m.
- Jan. 21 – a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day game with the Knicks hosting the Nets at 3:30 p.m.
- Feb. 13 – a doubleheader featuring the Celtics and Rajon Rondo hosting the Bulls and Luol Deng at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Rockets and Lin visiting the Clippers and Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.
- March 11 – a 2012 Western Conference Finals rematch, as the Spurs host the Thunder at 8:30 p.m.
- April 12 – the Heat and offseason acquisition Ray Allen facing his former team, the Celtics, at 7:30 p.m.
For the fifth consecutive year, NBA TV’s popular Fan Night will return on Tuesdays throughout the season beginning Nov. 6. NBA fans will once again have the opportunity to vote via www.nba.com/nbatv/fannight, NBA Mobile, the NBA Facebook page and Yahoo.com for the game they most want to see on NBA TV.
2012-13 NBA TV Regular Season Schedule
(All Times Eastern)
Date Time (ET) Game Wed., October 31 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Hornets 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers Sat., November 3 7:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat 10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers Sun., November 4 6 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors Mon., November 5 7:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets Tues., November 6 Fan Night Mon., November 12 7 p.m. Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors Tues., November 13 Fan Night Sun., November 18 6 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers Mon., November 19 7:30 p.m. Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks Tues., November 20 Fan Night Fri., November 23 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics Sat., November 24 10 p.m. Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings Mon., November 26 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies Tues., November 27 Fan Night Wed., November 28 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics 10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at L.A. Clippers Fri., November 30 7:30 p.m. Washington Wizards at New York Knicks Sat., December 1 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat 10:30 p.m. Sacramento Kings at L.A. Clippers Sun., December 2 9:30 p.m. Orlando Magic at L.A. Lakers Mon., December 3 8 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Hornets Tues., December 4 Fan Night Sat., December 8 7 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Bobcats 10 p.m. Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers Sun., December 9 7:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks Mon., December 10 7 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers Sat., December 15 9 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz Mon., December 17 7:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at New York Knicks Tues., December 18 Fan Night Fri., December 21 7:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks Wed., December 26 9 p.m. New York Knicks at Phoenix Suns Fri., December 28 8:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks Sat., December 29 7 p.m. New Orleans Hornets at Charlotte Bobcats 10:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Tues., January 1 Fan Night Wed., January 2 7:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat Tues., January 8 Fan Night Sun., January 13 9 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers Mon., January 14 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls Tues., January 15 Fan Night Sat., January 19 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls Mon., January 21 3:30 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
Tues., January 22 Fan Night Doubleheader Wed., January 23 8 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets Sat., January 26 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards 9:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz Mon., January 28 7:30 p.m. Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets Tues., January 29 Fan Night Sat., February 2 8 p.m. New Orleans Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves Sun., February 3 1 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Boston Celtics Mon., February 4 8 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Tues., February 5 Fan Night Sat., February 9 10 p.m. Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings Mon., February 11 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls Tues., February 12 Fan Night Doubleheader Wed., February 13 7:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics 10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at L.A. Clippers Tues., February 19 Fan Night Sat., February 23 7 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic Mon., February 25 9 p.m. Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz Tues., February 26 Fan Night Sat., March 2 7 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers 10 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Trail Blazers Mon., March 4 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves Tues., March 5 Fan Night Sat., March 9 7:30 p.m. Utah Jazz at New York Knicks 10:30 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors Sun., March 10 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves Mon., March 11 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs Tues., March 12 Fan Night Fri., March 15 8 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets Fri., March 15 10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors Sat., March 16 7:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers 10 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz Tues., March 19 Fan Night Mon., March 25 7 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State Warriors Sat., March 30 10 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Phoenix Suns Sun., March 31 7 p.m. Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs Mon., April 1 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies 10:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at L.A. Clippers Wed., April 3 9 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz Sun., April 7 9 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers Tues., April 9 Fan Night Doubleheader Fri., April 12 7:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at Miami Heat 10 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland Trail Blazers Sat., April 13 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies Sun., April 14 6 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Hornets 9:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at L.A. Lakers Mon., April 15 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks 10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors
That is all. I’ll post more stuff on Friday.