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[08/06/13 - 03:06 PM]
ABC & ESPN 2013-14 NBA Schedule - Star-Studded Slate to Tip Off with Nov. 1 Doubleheader on ESPN
ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the 2013-14 NBA season will include 90 games, highlighted by 15 exclusive ABC broadcasts and 75 national ESPN telecasts.

[via press release from ESPN]

ABC & ESPN 2013-14 NBA Schedule Star-Studded Slate to Tip Off with Nov. 1 Doubleheader on ESPN: Defending Champion Miami Heat at New-Look Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers; Blockbuster Christmas Day to Include Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks, Heat at Lakers on ABC

ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the 2013-14 NBA season will include 90 games, highlighted by 15 exclusive ABC broadcasts and 75 national ESPN telecasts. The schedule will begin with a star-studded doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. ET when the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat - led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade - visit the new-look Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and first-time coach Jason Kidd. In the nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol host the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs with Tony Parker and Tim Duncan at 10:30 p.m.

The ABC and ESPN schedule, which collectively includes 16 appearances by both the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks and more than a dozen appearances each by the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls, also features flexible scheduling, allowing fans to see the most compelling matchups throughout the season. All ESPN games will be available on computers, smartphones and tablets via WatchESPN. ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes will also have coverage throughout the season. In addition, the NBA Countdown pre-game show will generally preview ABC and ESPN games or doubleheaders 30 minutes prior to game time.

ABC & ESPN Combine for Five Christmas Day Games

ABC and ESPN will combine to serve as the exclusive national homes of the NBA on Christmas Day. The five-game schedule will be headlined by an ABC doubleheader: the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant at 2:30 p.m.; the Miami Heat and LeBron James visiting the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant at 5 p.m.

Christmas Day will tip off on ESPN when the Brooklyn Nets host the Chicago Bulls - led by Derrick Rose - at 12 p.m. Additionally, ESPN will televise a prime-time doubleheader, starting with the San Antonio Spurs hosting the Houston Rockets and the newly acquired Dwight Howard at 8 p.m., followed by the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry hosting the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Schedule

Time (ET) Game Network
12 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets ESPN
2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks ABC
5 p.m. Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers ABC
8 p.m. Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs ESPN
10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors ESPN

ABC schedule highlights

· 15 exclusive broadcasts, including six doubleheaders - Dec. 25, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar. 9, Apr. 6;

· Christmas Day blockbuster doubleheader: Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks at 2:30 p.m.; Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers at 5 p.m.;

· Multiple appearances by the NBA's biggest superstars, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony;

· Six appearances by the defending champion Miami Heat and the New York Knicks; five appearances each by the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls;

· 2013 NBA Finals rematch on Jan. 26 - San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat at 1 p.m.;

· Battle for LA on Apr. 6 - Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers at 3:30 p.m.;

· NBA Countdown pre-game show 30 minutes prior to every ABC game or doubleheader. ESPN schedule highlights

· 75 national telecasts and 33 doubleheaders, including a Christmas tripleheader;

· Three Christmas Day games, including Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets at 12 p.m. plus a primetime doubleheader - Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs at 8 p.m. and Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.;

· ESPN's opening night Nov. 1: Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets at 8 p.m. and San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m.;

· Multiple appearances by the NBA's biggest superstars, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony and more;

· Appearances by several of the NBA's emerging stars, such as 2013 Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard, Ricky Rubio, Kyrie Irving, Ty Lawson, DeMarcus Cousins, Brandon Jennings, Andre Drummond, John Wall and more;

· Six teams with 10 appearances (the maximum allowed): Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder;

· Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose returns to ESPN on Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. against the Indiana Pacers;

· New-look Brooklyn Nets to appear nine times, including Garnett and Pierce's return to Boston against the Celtics on Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.; first-time coach Jason Kidd who spent the 2012-13 season with the New York Knicks faces his old teammates twice on Jan. 20, Apr. 2;

· New Clippers coach Doc Rivers appears nine times beginning on Nov. 13 at 10:30 p.m. against the Oklahoma City Thunder with several additional matchups including the Los Angeles Lakers (Jan. 10), New York Knicks (Jan. 17) and Miami Heat (Feb. 5);

· Newly acquired Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard faces his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, twice (Jan. 8, Feb. 19);

· Multiple appearances by the Golden State Warriors (9), Los Angeles Clippers (9), San Antonio Spurs (9) and Indiana Pacers (8);

· Martin Luther King, Jr. Day game - Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks - Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m.;

· The weekend of Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey, ESPN will televise two big NBA games in the city: Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets on Fri., Jan. 31, at 8 p.m.; Miami Heat at New York Knicks on Sat., Feb. 1, at 8:30 p.m.

· Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers renew their classic rivalry on Feb. 21, at 10:30 p.m.;

· Western Conference Finals rematch - San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies - Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.;

· Two Eastern Conference Finals rematches between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers - Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. and Mar. 26, at 8 p.m.;

· LeBron James returns to Cleveland - Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers - Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m.;

· Kia NBA Countdown pre-game show 30 minutes prior to most ESPN games or doubleheaders.

2013-14 ABC NBA Schedule

Date Time Game

Wed, Dec. 25 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks 5 p.m. Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers

Sun, Jan. 26 1 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks

Sun, Feb. 9 1 p.m. New York Knicks at Oklahoma City Thunder 3:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers

Sun, Feb. 23 1 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder 3:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat

Sun, Mar. 2 1 p.m. New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls

Sun, Mar. 9 1 p.m. Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers

Sun, Mar. 16 3:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Miami Heat

Sun, Apr. 6 1 p.m. New York Knicks at Miami Heat 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers

Sun, Apr. 13 1 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks

2013-14 ESPN NBA Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game

Fri, Nov. 1 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets 10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Wed, Nov. 6 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers 9:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder

Wed, Nov. 13 8 p.m. New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers

Fri, Nov. 15 8 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets 10:30 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings

Wed, Nov. 20 7 p.m. Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks 9:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks

Fri, Nov. 22 8 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies 10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers

Wed, Nov. 27 7:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers

Fri, Dec. 6 7:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics

Wed, Dec. 11 8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks 10:30 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors

Fri, Dec. 13 8 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder 10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors

Wed, Dec. 18 7 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat 9:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Houston Rockets

Fri, Dec. 20 8 p.m. Houston Rockets at Indiana Pacers 10:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

Wed, Dec. 25 12 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets 8 p.m. Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

Wed, Jan. 8 7 p.m. Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets

Fri, Jan. 10 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers

Wed, Jan. 15 8 p.m. Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs 10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors

Fri, Jan. 17 7 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks 9:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder

Mon, Jan. 20 2:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks

Wed, Jan. 22 7 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs

Fri, Jan. 24 8 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls

Sun, Jan. 26 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics

Wed, Jan. 29 7 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat 9:30 p.m. Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs

Fri, Jan. 31 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Brooklyn Nets 10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz

Sat, Feb. 1 8:30 p.m. Miami Heat at New York Knicks

Wed, Feb. 5 8 p.m. Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic 10:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Los Angeles Clippers

Fri, Feb. 7 7 p.m. Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards 9:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Pelicans

Wed, Feb. 19 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves 10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers

Fri, Feb. 21 8 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls 10:30 p.m. Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers

Sun, Feb. 23 9 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers

Wed, Feb. 26 8 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks 10:30 p.m. Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers

Fri, Feb. 28 8 p.m. Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks 10:30 p.m. New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns

Wed, Mar. 5 8 p.m. New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves 10:30 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers

Fri, Mar. 7 7 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls 9:30 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets

Wed, Mar. 12 7 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat 9:30 p.m. Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs

Mon, Mar. 17 8 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets

Wed, Mar. 19 8 p.m. Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks 10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Wed, Mar. 26 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers 10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Utah Jazz

Wed, Apr. 2 7 p.m. Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks

Fri, Apr. 4 7 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Memphis Grizzlies 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets

Wed, Apr. 9 8 p.m. Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers

Wed, Apr. 16 8 p.m. Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks 10:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets

NBA on ESPN Radio

The NBA on ESPN Radio's 27-game regular-season schedule is highlighted by an opening night Eastern Conference Semifinal rematch with Chicago at Miami at 8 p.m. and a Christmas Day doubleheader - Oklahoma City at New York at 2:30 p.m., followed by Miami at the Los Angeles Lakers at 5 p.m. The NBA on ESPN Radio will also broadcast the 2014 NBA All-Star Game and additional NBA All-Star events.

NBA on ESPN Deportes

ESPN Deportes will also provide Spanish-language coverage of the 2013-2014 NBA. The network will carry 24 games featuring teams such as Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunders, and San Antonio Spurs.





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