TNT Releases Their Full NBA Slate Of 2008-2009 Games

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

It must be schedule release day today. I'm pretty sure this is a sign that the slow summer is over and thank goodness for that right? Football is almost back and now we have our first look at the television schedules for the upcoming NBA season in August. Hey why not? October is right around the corner. TNT is up first, but ESPN/ABC's will follow this post.

TNT's got a total of 53 games for you this year including doubleheaders on Thanksgiving and Christmas and a tripleheader on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It looks like the winner of the Thursday Night lottery this year are the Cavs, Lakers and Suns with ten appearances each. The Celtics are a close second with a total of nine games on the network including the opener on October 28th which will also include their Championship Ring Ceremony. The biggest surprises in the schedule are Portland getting eight games (not a bad thing though), and the Hornets only receiving a total of three.

Here's the rest and feel free to pick it apart in the comments....

Tuesday, October 28

NBA Tip-Off ’08 – Celtics Ring Ceremony (7pm)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (8pm)
Portland Trailblazers at LA Lakers (10:30pm)

Thursday, October 30

Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks (8pm)
New Orleans Hornets at Phoenix Suns (10:30pm)

Thursday, November 6

Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic (8pm)
Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers (10:30pm)

Thursday, November 13

Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers (7pm)
Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls (9:30pm)

Thursday, November 20

Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics (8pm)
L.A. Lakers at Phoenix Suns (10:30pm)

Thursday, November 27

Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards (8pm)
New Orleans Hornets at Denver Nuggets (10:30pm)

Thursday, December 4

Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks (8pm)
San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets (10:30pm)

Thursday, December 11

Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (8pm)
Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz (10:30pm)

Thursday, December 18

San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic (8pm)
Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers (10:30pm)

Thursday, December 25

Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers (8pm)
Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers (10:30pm)

Thursday, January 15

Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (8pm)
Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets (10:30pm)

Monday, January 19

Detroit Pistons at Memphis Grizzlies (5:30pm)
Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics (8pm)
Cleveland Cavaliers at L.A. Lakers (10:30pm)

Thursday, January 22

Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic (8pm)
Washington Wizards at L.A. Lakers (10:30pm)

Thursday, January 29

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Orlando Magic (8pm)
San Antonio Spurs @ Phoenix Suns (10:30pm)

Thursday, February 5

L.A. Lakers @ Boston Celtics (8pm)
Dallas Mavericks @ Utah Jazz (10:30pm)

Thursday, February 12

Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls (7pm)
Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks (9:30pm)


Friday, February 13

NBA Rookie Challenge

Saturday, February 14

NBA All-Star Saturday (Dunk Contest, 3 Point Shootout, Shooting Stars, Skills)

Sunday, February 15

2009 NBA All-Star Game from Phoenix, Arizona

Thursday, February 19

San Antonio Spurs at Detroit Pistons (8pm)
Boston Celtics at Utah Jazz (10:30pm)

Thursday, February 26

Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets (8pm)
Phoenix Suns at L.A. Lakers (10:30pm)

Thursday, March 5

Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Hornets (8pm)
Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets (10:30pm)

Thursday, March 12

L.A. Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (8pm)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Phoenix Suns (10:30pm)

Thursday, March 19

Portland Trail Blazers at Cleveland Cavaliers (8pm)
Golden State Warriors at L.A. Lakers (10:30pm)

Tuesday, March 24

Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls (8pm)
Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz (10:30pm)

Thursday, March 26

Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls (8pm)
Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers (10:30pm)

Thursday, April 2

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards (8pm)
Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets (10:30pm)

Thursday, April 9

Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls (8pm)
Denver Nuggets @ L.A. Lakers (10:30pm)

Thursday, April 14

Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers (8pm)
Utah Jazz @ L.A. Lakers (10:30pm)

(ESPN/ABC's schedule is up next)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:49 PM


Ted Turner doesn't care about black people...

Seriously, how could NOT want more CP3 on your TV screen?

BF said...
Aug 6, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  
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Steve Smith said...
Aug 6, 2008, 1:53:00 PM  

For as young and exciting as the Sixers team is, I am surprised to see them on here three times with two of the games being in the last week of the season. For all the hype that they are receiving as arguably a top-3 team in the East, they aren't receiving much national TV coverage.

GreggyD said...
Aug 6, 2008, 2:03:00 PM  

i have no life. I discovered all tnt bull games are at home.

Anonymous said...
Aug 6, 2008, 2:20:00 PM  

Awesome, ten times that Charles Barkley gets to rip on Mike Brown's offense.

GMoney said...
Aug 6, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

No national games for the Bobcats?

Anonymous said...
Aug 6, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

wouldn't it be more interesting to have the Sixers and Celtics on opening night? or do kids under the age of 16 not know history?

and this is a bit of a homer post but how about a few more Philly games huh?

sophia's bush said...
Aug 7, 2008, 2:56:00 AM  

It's outrageous the Hornet's only got 3 games. I'm not even a Hornets fan I can attest to the interest and excitement that team brings to ratings. We've had years of Kobe and Lebron, the Hornets seem to be the the up and coming team of the NBA by far. TNT dropped the ball on that one.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

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