Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/18/14

With the NBA season getting closer, the reworked TV schedules are out.  The 66 game slate starts with a Christmas Day Quintupleheader on ESPN, ABC, and TNT.  The early highlight is the rematch of the NBA Finals, Heat/Mavs, being one of those five games to open the season.  First up is the nationally televised schedule on ABC, followed by the full ESPN lineup and the TNT games in a separate post.  So much for "competitive balance" as ABC will only feature 8 out of the 30 NBA teams on network television.  I doubt too many fans of the league will complain though as these are all great matchups...

ABC schedule

Date Time (ET) Teams Sun, Dec 25 2:30 p.m. Miami at Dallas 5 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Lakers Sun, Jan 29 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Miami Sun, Feb 12 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Boston Sun, Feb 19 1 p.m. Dallas at New York 3:30 p.m. Orlando at Miami Sun, March 4 1 p.m. New York at Boston 3:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers Sun, March 11 3:30 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers Sun, April 1 1 p.m. Chicago at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. Miami at Boston Sun, April 8 1 p.m. Chicago at New York Sun, April 15 1 p.m. Miami at New York 3:30 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers Sun, April 22 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers

ESPN schedule after the jump...

ESPN schedule

Date Time (ET) Teams Sun, Dec 25 8 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City* 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State* Fri, Jan 6 8 p.m. Chicago at Orlando 10:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix Wed, Jan 11 8 p.m. Dallas at Boston* 10:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers* Fri, Jan 13 8 p.m. Chicago at Boston 10:30 p.m. Miami at Denver Sun, Jan 15 9 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio Mon, Jan 16 1 p.m. Chicago at Memphis Wed, Jan 18 8 p.m. Portland at Atlanta 10:30 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers Fri, Jan 20 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Orlando* 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers* Fri, Jan 27 8 p.m. New York at Miami Sun, Jan 29 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas
  Wed, Feb 1 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah Fri, Feb 3 8 p.m. New York at Boston 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver Fri, Feb 10 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New York 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah Sun, Feb 12 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. Utah at Memphis Wed, Feb 15 10 p.m. Portland at Golden State Fri, Feb 17 8 p.m. New Orleans at New York 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers Sun, Feb 19 8 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City Mon, Feb 20 4 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Wed, Feb 22 7 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas* Wed, Feb 29 9 p.m. Chicago at San Antonio
  Fri, March 2 8 p.m. Golden State at Philadelphia 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix Sun, March 4 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia 9:30 p.m. Denver at San Antonio Mon, March 12 8 p.m. New York at Chicago* 10:30 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers* Wed, March 14 8 p.m. Miami at Chicago* 10:30 p.m. Utah at Phoenix Fri, March 16 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia 9:30 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City Sun, March 18 7 p.m. Orlando at Miami* 9:30 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City Wed, March 21 7 p.m. New York at Philadelphia 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas* Fri, March 23 8 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia 10:30 p.m. Denver at Utah Sun, March 25 8 p.m. Miami at Oklahoma City 10:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers Wed, March 28 7 p.m. Orlando at New York* Fri, March 30 8 p.m. Dallas at  Orlando 10:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers
  Wed, April 4 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers Sat, April 7 8 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia 10:30 p.m. Denver at Golden State Mon, April 9 9 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota (ESPN2) Tue, April 10 7 p.m. Boston at Miami* 9:30 p.m. New York at Chicago* Wed, April 11 8 p.m. Atlanta at Boston 10:30 p.m. Golden State at Portland Fri, April 13 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland Sat, April 14 9 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio Wed, April 18 8 p.m. Orlando at Boston* 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State* Fri, April 20 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio Sat, April 21 5:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix 8 p.m. Dallas at Chicago 10:30 p.m. Orlando at Utah Sun, April 22 1 p.m. New York at Atlanta Wed, April 25 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York* 10:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix*

H/T Fang's Bites!

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