The NBA national TV schedule is out. You’ll only find here all 30 teams with their appearances on ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV and the totals. In addition, I note the difference from last year’s schedule (which is not accounting for the changes they made mid-season).
The Thunder and the Clippers hold the lead with 32 total appearances – both with just a few more from last season. The Bulls come in second with 30 games. OKC leads all teams with six ABC games.
For obvious reasons, the Cavs have 20 more games that last year with a total of 29.
Despite a crappy team, America will still tune in for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers with 28 games — one more than last season.
The Rockets maintain a high count with 25 total, two of which are on ABC.
The Warriors also have 25, including one ABC game.
After winning the championship, the Spurs get rewarded with a measly four more games than last season with 25.
Damien Lillard’s heroics gave the Blazers 12 more games than last season with a total of 23, while the Knicks drop 10 — back also with 23.
A LeBron-less Heat only dropped them back seven games with a total of 20, while the Mavs add four more for 18.
The Suns get a huge boost thanks to Goran Dragic and (maybe) Eric Bledsoe — 12 more for a total of 17.
The Wizards’ playoff appearance gave them nine more for 15 games while the Nuggets dropped eight for 12 games.
The Nets suffered the largest drop with 16 less games for a total of 10, while Anthony Davis and the Pelicans get a gain of four for a total of 10. They need a few more if you ask me.
Toronto’s playoff appearance earned them eight more games with a total of nine, while Memphis dropped back five with nine games.
The Pacers drop back nine with a total of eight, while the Kings add just one with a total of seven.
The Hornets get five more games with a total of seven, while Loveless Timberwolves drop nine for a total of four.
The Celtics and Hawks have four and the Bucks, Jazz and Pistions have three.
Trailing at the end are the Sixers and Magic with two — both of which are on NBA TV.