Complete 2012-13 NBA National TV Schedule

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The complete national television schedule for the 2012-13 NBA regular season on ABC, TNT and ESPN.

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The Heat, Thunder, Lakers and Knicks are each scheduled to make the maximum 25 national television appearances across ABC, TNT and ESPN during the 2012-13 regular season. Not far behind are the once-moribund Clippers, with 23 appearances. No other Franchise is scheduled for at least twenty appearances.

With no lockout on the horizon for the next five years, the 2012-13 season should begin as scheduled on October 30. TNT will air the customary Opening Night doubleheader, with the Heat hosting the Celtics in the early game and the Mavericks facing the Lakers later in the night.

Likely in order to avoid competition with the World Series, ESPN will take the first Wednesday of the season off. The network will begin its coverage with a Heat/Knicks and Clippers/Lakers doubleheader on Friday, November 2.

ABC will begin regular season coverage with a Knicks/Lakers and Thunder/Heat doubleheader. The network’s coverage will resume with a Heat/Celtics and Thunder/Lakers doubleheader on January 27.

The only teams left off the national television schedule are the Bobcats, Kings and Raptors.

2012-13 NBA Regular Season TV Schedule
# of appearances in parentheses next to team name

Date Time (ET) Away Home Net Notes
Tue., 10/30/12 8:00 PM Celtics (1) Heat (1) TNT
10:30 PM Mavs (1) Lakers (1) TNT
Thu., 11/1/12 PPD Knicks Nets TNT
postponed to Nov. 26
9:30 PM Thunder (1) Spurs (1) TNT
Fri., 11/2/12 8:00 PM Heat (2) Knicks (1) ESPN
10:30 PM Clippers (1) Lakers (2) ESPN
Wed., 11/7/12 8:00 PM Sixers (1) Hornets (1) ESPN
10:30 PM Spurs (2) Clippers (2) ESPN
Thu., 11/8/12 8:00 PM Thunder (2) Bulls (1) TNT
10:30 PM Clippers (3) Blazers (1) TNT
Fri., 11/9/12 10:30 PM Jazz (1) Nuggets (1) ESPN
Wed., 11/14/12 8:00 PM Grizzlies (1) Thunder (3) ESPN
10:30 PM Heat (3) Clippers (4) ESPN
Thu., 11/15/12 8:00 PM Celtics (2) Nets (1) TNT
10:30 PM Heat (4) Nuggets (2) TNT
Fri., 11/16/12 7:00 PM Jazz (2) Sixers (2) ESPN
originally Magic/Pistons
9:30 PM Knicks (2) Grizzlies (2) ESPN
Wed., 11/21/12 7:30 PM Clippers (5) Thunder (4) ESPN
Mon., 11/26/12 7:15 PM Knicks (3) Nets (2) TNT
Thu., 11/29/12 8:00 PM Spurs (3) Heat (5) TNT
10:30 PM Nuggets (3) Warriors (1) TNT
Fri., 11/30/12 10:30 PM Nuggets (4) Lakers (3) ESPN
Wed., 12/5/12 8:00 PM Nuggets (5) Hawks (1) ESPN
originally Bulls/Cavs
10:30 PM Mavs (2) Clippers (6) ESPN
Thu., 12/6/12 8:00 PM Knicks (4) Heat (6) TNT
10:30 PM Mavs (3) Suns (1) TNT
Fri., 12/7/12 7:00 PM Celtics (3) Sixers (3) ESPN
9:30 PM Lakers (4) Thunder (5) ESPN
Tue., 12/11/12 7:00 PM Knicks (5) Nets (3) ESPN
9:30 PM Clippers (7) Bulls (2) ESPN
Wed., 12/12/12 8:00 PM Mavs (4) Celtics (4) ESPN
10:30 PM Spurs (4) Jazz (3) ESPN
Thu., 12/13/12 8:00 PM Lakers (5) Knicks (6) TNT
10:30 PM Spurs (5) Blazers (2) TNT
Fri., 12/14/12 8:00 PM Celtics (5) Rockets (1) ESPN
originally Warriors/Magic
10:30 PM Grizzlies (3) Nuggets (6) ESPN
Wed., 12/19/12 7:00 PM Nets (4) Knicks (7) ESPN
9:30 PM Bucks (1) Grizzlies (4) ESPN
Thu., 12/20/12 7:00 PM Thunder (6) T’Wolves (1) TNT
9:30 PM Heat (7) Mavs (5) TNT
Tue., 12/25/12 12:00 PM Celtics (6) Nets (5) ESPN
3:00 PM Knicks (8) Lakers (6) ABC
5:30 PM Thunder (7) Heat (8) ABC
8:00 PM Rockets (2) Bulls (3) ESPN
10:30 PM Nuggets (7) Clippers (8) ESPN
Thu., 12/27/12 8:00 PM Mavs (6) Thunder (8) TNT
10:30 PM Celtics (7) Clippers (9) TNT
Fri., 1/4/13 8:00 PM Bulls (4) Heat (9) ESPN
originally Pacers/Celtics
10:30 PM Lakers (7) Clippers (10) ESPN
Wed., 1/9/13 8:00 PM Lakers (8) Spurs (6) ESPN
10:30 PM Mavs (7) Clippers (11) ESPN
Thu., 1/10/13 8:00 PM Knicks (9) Pacers (1) TNT
10:30 PM Heat (10) Blazers (3) TNT
Fri., 1/11/13 8:00 PM Bulls (5) Knicks (10) ESPN
10:30 PM Thunder (9) Lakers (9) ESPN
Wed., 1/16/13 8:00 PM Rockets (3) Mavs (8) ESPN
originally Hornets/Celtics
10:30 PM Heat (11) Warriors (2) ESPN
Thu., 1/17/13 8:00 PM Clippers (12) T’Wolves (2) TNT
10:30 PM Heat (12) Lakers (10) TNT
Fri., 1/18/13 8:00 PM Bulls (6) Celtics (8) ESPN
10:30 PM Thunder (10) Mavs (9) ESPN
Mon., 1/21/13 1:00 PM Pacers (2) Grizzlies (5) ESPN
7:00 PM Spurs (7) Sixers (4) TNT
9:30 PM Lakers (11) Bulls (7) TNT
Thu., 1/24/13 8:00 PM Knicks (11) Celtics (9) TNT
10:30 PM Clippers (13) Suns (2) TNT
Fri., 1/25/13 8:00 PM Spurs (8) Mavs (10) ESPN
Sun., 1/27/13 1:00 PM Heat (13) Celtics (10) ABC
3:30 PM Thunder (11) Lakers (12) ABC
6:30 PM Hawks (2) Knicks (12) ESPN
Wed., 1/30/13 8:00 PM Heat (14) Nets (6) ESPN
10:30 PM Lakers (13) Suns (3) ESPN
Thu., 1/31/13 8:00 PM Grizzlies (6) Thunder (12) TNT
10:30 PM Mavs (11) Warriors (3) TNT
Fri., 2/1/13 7:00 PM Heat (15) Pacers (3) ESPN
9:30 PM Lakers (14) T’Wolves (3) ESPN
Wed., 2/6/13 9:00 PM Spurs (9) T’Wolves (4) ESPN
Thu., 2/7/13 8:00 PM Lakers (15) Celtics (11) TNT
10:30 PM Bulls (8) Nuggets (8) TNT
Fri., 2/8/13 8:00 PM Clippers (14) Heat (16) ESPN
10:30 PM Bulls (9) Jazz (4) ESPN
Sun., 2/10/13 1:00 PM Clippers (15) Knicks (13) ABC
3:30 PM Lakers (16) Heat (17) ABC
8:00 PM Spurs (10) Nets (7) ESPN
Thu., 2/14/13 8:00 PM Heat (18) Thunder (13) TNT
10:30 PM Clippers (16) Lakers (17) TNT
Wed., 2/20/13 8:00 PM Hornets (2) Cavs (1) ESPN
originally Heat/Hawks
10:30 PM Celtics (12) Lakers (18) ESPN
Thu., 2/21/13 8:00 PM Heat (19) Bulls (10) TNT
10:30 PM Spurs (11) Clippers (17) TNT
Fri., 2/22/13 8:00 PM T’Wolves (5) Thunder (14) ESPN
10:30 PM Spurs (12) Warriors (4) ESPN
Sun., 2/24/13 1:00 PM Lakers (19) Mavs (12) ABC
7:00 PM Grizzlies (7) Nets (8) ESPN
originally Sixers/Knicks
9:30 PM Bulls (11) Thunder (15) ESPN
Wed., 2/27/13 8:00 PM Warriors (5) Knicks (14) ESPN
originally Pistons/Wizards
10:30 PM Nuggets (9) Blazers (4) ESPN
Thu., 2/28/13 8:00 PM Sixers (6) Bulls (12) TNT
10:30 PM T’Wolves (6) Lakers (20) TNT
Fri., 3/1/13 8:00 PM Grizzlies (8) Heat (20) ESPN
originally Mavs/Nets
10:30 PM Thunder (16) Nuggets (10) ESPN
Sun., 3/3/13 1:00 PM Heat (21) Knicks (15) ABC
3:30 PM Thunder (17) Clippers (18) ABC
8:00 PM Bulls (13) Pacers (4) ESPN
Tue., 3/5/13 7:00 PM Celtics (13) Sixers (7) TNT
9:30 PM Lakers (21) Thunder (18) TNT
Wed., 3/6/13 9:00 PM Bulls (14) Spurs (13) ESPN
Thu., 3/7/13 8:00 PM Thunder (19) Knicks (16) TNT
10:30 PM Clippers (19) Nuggets (11) TNT
Fri., 3/8/13 8:00 PM Hawks (3) Celtics (14) ESPN
originally Sixers/Heat
10:30 PM Rockets (4) Warriors (6) ESPN
Sun., 3/10/13 1:00 PM Celtics (15) Thunder (20) ABC
3:30 PM Bulls (15) Lakers (22) ABC
Wed., 3/13/13 8:00 PM Jazz (5) Thunder (21) ESPN
10:30 PM Knicks (17) Nuggets (12) ESPN
Thu., 3/14/13 8:00 PM Mavs (14) Spurs (14) TNT
10:30 PM Knicks (18) Blazers (5) TNT
Sun., 3/17/13 3:30 PM Knicks (19) Clippers (20) ABC
Mon., 3/18/13 8:00 PM Heat (22) Celtics (16) ESPN
10:30 PM Knicks (20) Jazz (6) ESPN
Wed., 3/20/13 8:00 PM Nets (10) Mavs (15) ESPN
Mon., 3/25/13 7:00 PM Heat (23) Magic (1) ESPN
blacked out in MIA, ORL
Tue., 3/26/13 7:00 PM Knicks (21) Celtics (17) TNT
9:30 PM Clippers (21) Mavs (16) TNT
Wed., 3/27/13 8:00 PM Heat (24) Bulls (16) ESPN
10:30 PM Nets (11) Blazers (6) ESPN
Tue., 4/2/13 8:00 PM Knicks (22) Heat (25) TNT
10:30 PM Mavs (17) Lakers (23) TNT
Wed., 4/3/13 7:00 PM Knicks (23) Hawks (4) ESPN
Thu., 4/4/13 7:00 PM Bulls (17) Nets (12) TNT
9:30 PM Spurs (15) Thunder (22) TNT
Fri., 4/5/13 8:00 PM Heat (26) Bobcats (1) ESPN
originally Thunder/Pacers; blacked out in MIA
10:30 PM Rockets (5) Blazers (7) ESPN
originally Grizzlies/Lakers
Sat., 4/6/13 7:30 PM Sixers (8) Heat (27) ESPN
blacked out in MIA, PHI
Sun., 4/7/13 1:00 PM Knicks (24) Thunder (23) ABC
3:30 PM Lakers (24) Clippers (22) ABC
Wed., 4/10/13 8:00 PM Nets (13) Celtics (18) ESPN
10:30 PM Spurs (16) Nuggets (13) ESPN
Thu., 4/11/13 8:00 PM Knicks (25) Bulls (18) TNT
10:30 PM Thunder (24) Warriors (7) TNT
Sun., 4/14/13 1:00 PM Bulls (19) Heat (28) ABC
Tue., 4/16/13 8:00 PM Raptors (1) Hawks (5) TNT
IND/BOS canceled due to Boston Marathon bombing
10:30 PM Blazers (8) Clippers (23) TNT
Wed., 4/17/13 8:00 PM Jazz (7) Grizzlies (9) ESPN
10:30 PM Rockets (6) Lakers (25) ESPN
originally Warriors/Blazers

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