Breakdown of the 2015-16 NBA National TV Schedule

Anthony Davis

America — meet Anthony Davis. With 11 more nationally televised games than last season, Brow has single-handedly propelled the New Orleans Pelicans to a total of 21 games (five on TNT, eight on ESPN, and another eight on NBA TV).

The Warriors’ title earned  a total of 34 (nine more than least season, five on ABC, 10 each on TNT and ESPN, and nine on NBA TV. Golden State co-leads with runners up Cleveland, also with 34.

LaMarcus Aldridge bumped the Spurs up five games to 28.

Memphis is finally gaining the respect they deserve with 19 (10 more than last season), and Atlanta’s strong season bumped their schedule up to 17 —13 more than last season.

The Knicks plunge to 16 (seven down from last season), while the Nets have a measly four — six down from last season and only one of which is on ESPN.

The Blazers’ starters exodus plunged them down to 13, which is down 10 from last year. Most of their games are on NBA TV.

Both the Wolves and the Bucks get a nice bump with all their young talent with 12 games each. Well deserved for both teams in my opinion.

The Kings get 13 which is six more than last season. Two are actually on TNT which I can’t remember happening since the Webber/Bibby days.

The complete breakdown is below, and here’s last season’s for comparison (which does not reflect mid-season adjustments.

Team ABC TNT ESPN NBA TV Difference Total
Cleveland 6 10 9 9 +5 34
Golden State 5 10 10 9 +9 34
OKC 5 9 10 9 +1 33
LA Clippers 4 10 10 9 +1 33
Chicago 5 10 8 9 +3 32
San Antonio 3 9 9 9 +5 30
LA Lakers 1 9 9 9 0 28
Houston 2 7 10 8 +2 27
New Orleans 0 5 8 8 +11 21
Miami 1 2 8 9 0 20
Memphis 0 5 5 9 +10 19
Atlanta  0  2 6 9 +13 17
New York 0 4 3 9 -7 16
Dallas 0 1 6 9 -2 16
Portland 0 1 4 8 -10 13
Sacramento 0 2 2 9 +6 13
Phoenix 0 3 2 8 -4 13
Washington 0 2 3 8 -2 13
Indiana 0 0 7 5 +4 12
Minnesota 0  1 4 7 +8 12
Milwaukee  0  1 3 8 +9 12
Toronto 0 1 1 8 +1 10
Boston  0  2 4 3 +5 9
Charlotte 0  0 1 5 -1 6
Utah  0 1 2 3 +3 6
Denver 0 0 0 5 -7 5
Orlando  0  0 1 4 +3 5
Brooklyn  0 0 1 3 -6 4
Detroit  0  0 0 4 +1 4
Philadelphia  0  0 0 2 0 2
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