NBA Releases '12-13 Schedule; TNT's Celtics-Heat To Lead Off
The NBA released its '12-13 schedule last night, and TNT will see its slate of NBA games increase to 52 from last season’s lockout-shortened 45 games. The net will begin its season with Celtics-Heat on Oct. 30. The Heat, Knicks and Thunder each will have 10 games on TNT. ESPN will air 75 games beginning Nov. 2, with a doubleheader broadcast featuring Heat-Knicks and Clippers-Lakers. ABC’s 15-game broadcast schedule begins on Christmas Day with a doubleheader starting with Knicks-Lakers and followed by Thunder-Heat.
The first of NBA TV’s 96 games to be aired begins on Oct. 31 with Spurs-Hornets in No. 1 overall draft pick C Anthony Davis' NBA debut, followed by Lakers-Trail Blazers.