via press release:
TNT’s 2013-14 NBA Regular Season Schedule to Feature Multiple Appearances by NBA Champion Heat, Lakers, Clippers, Thunder, Knicks, Bulls and Rockets NBA Season Tips Off October 29 Exclusively on TNT with Miami Hosting Chicago & L.A. Clippers vs. Lakers Turner Sports, in its 30th consecutive year of NBA coverage, today announced that TNT will televise 52 games during the 2013-14 NBA regular season including 10 appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as nine appearances each by the NBA Champion Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets. TNT will televise 20 Thursday night NBA doubleheaders during the regular season.
The NBA season will exclusively open on TNT for the 12th consecutive year with a doubleheader Tuesday, Oct. 29, featuring the Heat and NBA MVP LeBron James hosting the Bulls and the highly-anticipated return of Derrick Rose at 8 p.m. ET. TNT’s coverage will include Miami’s championship ring ceremony during the one-hour TNT NBA Tip-Off Presented by AutoTrader.com pre-game show at 7 p.m. The second game of the night will feature a premier point guard showdown when the Lakers and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash host their in-town rival Clippers and six-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.
TNT’s opening week coverage will continue with a Halloween doubleheader on Thursday, Oct. 31, with four playoff teams from last season. The first game of the exclusive doubleheader features the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony visiting the Bulls at 8 p.m., followed by the Clippers hosting the Golden State Warriors – led by standout sharpshooter Stephen Curry and the recently acquired Andre Iguodala – at 10:30 p.m.
“TNT’s coverage of the NBA is a staple of our Thursday night programming schedule and we look forward to once again providing fans with the most informative and entertaining coverage from our award winning production team, announcers and analysts,” said David Levy, President of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
For the 12th consecutive year, TNT will televise extensive coverage of NBA All-Star 2014 including NBA All-Star Friday (Feb. 14) and the exclusive presentation of NBA All-Star Saturday (Feb. 15) and the 2014 NBA All-Star Game (Feb. 16) in New Orleans. The network’s regular season schedule will be followed by more than 40 playoff games including first and second round action and the exclusive presentation of the 2014 NBA Western Conference Finals.
Additional schedule highlights (full schedule listed below):
- Nov. 7 Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets host his former Lakers team at 9:30 p.m.
- Dec. 5 A cross-town battle in the Big Apple between the Knicks and Nets at 7 p.m.
- Jan. 9 The NBA Champion Heat travel to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks at 8 p.m.
- Jan. 20 A special Martin Luther King Day doubleheader including exclusive coverage of the Lakers visiting the Bulls at 8 p.m., followed by the Warriors hosting the Indiana Pacers at 10:30 p.m.
- Jan. 23 In TNT’s second exclusive doubleheader of the week, the Heat host the Lakers at 8 p.m., followed by the Nuggets and Ty Lawson visiting the Portland Trail Blazers and 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard at 10:30 p.m.
- Jan. 30 The Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving visit the Knicks at 8 p.m.
- Feb. 20 The Thunder and Kevin Durant hosting the Heat and LeBron James at 8 p.m.
- March 6 A rematch of the 2013 NBA Finals with the Spurs hosting the Heat at 8 p.m.
- March 25 A cross-country match-up featuring historic franchises when the Lakers host the Knicks at 10:30 p.m.
- April 3 A Western Conference rivalry game with the Thunder hosting the Spurs at 8 p.m.
The NBA on TNT’s marquee roster of announcers include five-time NBA Champion Steve Kerr, Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, five-time All-Star Chris Webber and Greg Anthony as game analysts; play-by-play commentators Marv Albert, Dick Stockton and Kevin Harlan; and reporters David Aldridge, Rachel Nichols and Craig Sager. TNT’s Sports Emmy® Award-winning studio show includes host Ernie Johnson and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.
TNT’s 2013-2014 NBA REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE
(All Times Eastern)
Date Day Time (ET) Game
TNT NBA Tip-Off Presented by AutoTrader.com
(including Miami Heat Ring Ceremony)
8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers
Oct. 31 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers
Nov. 7 Thursday 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Miami Heat
9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Houston Rockets
Nov. 14 Thursday 8 p.m. Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors
Nov. 21 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Denver Nuggets
Dec. 5 Thursday 7 p.m. New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets
9:30 p.m. Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls
Dec. 12 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Brooklyn Nets
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers
Dec. 19 Thursday 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors
Dec. 26 Thursday 8 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies @ Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Portland Trail Blazers
Jan. 9 Thursday 8 p.m. Miami Heat @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Denver Nuggets
Jan. 16 Thursday 7 p.m. New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers
9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets
Jan. 20 Monday 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers @ Golden State Warriors
Jan. 23 Thursday 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ Portland Trail Blazers
Jan. 30 Thursday 8 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ Golden State Warriors
Feb. 6 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Brooklyn Nets
10:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls @ Golden State Warriors
Feb. 13 Thursday 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ Chicago Bulls
10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ L.A. Lakers
NBA ALL-STAR 2014
Feb. 14 Friday NBA Rising Stars
Feb. 15 Saturday NBA All-Star Saturday
Feb. 16 Sunday 2014 NBA All-Star Game from New Orleans
Feb. 20 Thursday 8 p.m. Miami Heat @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors
Feb. 27 Thursday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ Denver Nuggets
Mar. 6 Thursday 8 p.m. Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers
Mar. 13 Thursday 7 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls
9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers @ Oklahoma City
Mar. 25 Tuesday 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks
10:30 p.m. New York Knicks @ L.A. Lakers
Apr. 1 Tuesday 8 p.m. Houston Rockets @ Brooklyn Nets
10:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers @ L.A. Lakers
Apr. 3 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks @ L.A. Clippers
Apr. 8 Tuesday 8 p.m. Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat
10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets @ L.A. Lakers
Apr. 10 Thursday 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors
Apr. 15 Tuesday 8 p.m. New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets @ L.A. Clippers