2009-2010 NBA TV and TNT NBA Regular Season Television Schedule

NBA TV Tips Off 96-Game Regular Season Schedule Nov. 1 with

New Orleans Hornets vs. Boston Celtics

Fan Night Returns Tuesday, Nov. 3

Turner Sports and the NBA announced today the 2009-10 NBA TV regular season game telecast schedule, which will open on Sunday, Nov. 1, with the New Orleans Hornets vs. Boston Celtics at 6 p.m. (ET). NBA TV will televise 96 live games this year, the most of any network, with multiple days a week of live game coverage throughout the regular season.

The schedule is highlighted by the return of Fan Night, where fans can vote for the games they want to see televised nationally on NBA TV each Tuesday night. This season’s Tuesday night slate will also include select doubleheaders during the year. Fans can let their voice be heard by logging onto NBA.com and selecting which of the available match-ups taking place around the league should be aired nationally on NBA TV. The game that gets the most votes will air on the network the following Tuesday night.

Key match-ups on the NBA TV schedule this season include:

· Saturday, Dec. 5 – An All-Star point guard matchup featuring Chauncey Billups and the Denver Nuggets visiting Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET).

· Monday, Dec. 21 – Shaquille O’Neal’s return to Phoenix to face his former team when the Cleveland Cavaliers face Steve Nash and the Suns (9 p.m. ET).

· Saturday, Jan. 30 – A Southeast Division showdown when Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic host Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks (8 p.m. ET).

· Saturday, Feb. 6 – A matchup of Chicago natives as Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat head to the Windy City to take on Derrick Rose and the Bulls (8:30 p.m. ET).

· Monday, March 8 – Star-studded rivalry featuring Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs vs. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET).

NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, a landmark partnership between the NBA and Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting, Inc. to jointly manage the NBA’s digital assets, which include NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com. NBA TV is the 24-hour digital network of the NBA. Providing the best in basketball coverage since 1999, NBA TV televises hundreds of live NBA games, as well as original series and live event coverage and is available to millions of homes throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised and online sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports’ line-up includes NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, the NBA, Major League Baseball, professional golf, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBADLeague.com and WNBA.com.

NBA on NBA TV 2009-10 Schedule

Subject to change / All Times Eastern

November

1)

01-Nov-09

Sun

6 p.m.

New Orleans @ Boston

2)

02-Nov-09

Mon

9 p.m.

Houston @ Utah

3)

03-Nov-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

4)

07-Nov-09

Sat

7 p.m.

Denver @ Atlanta

5)

08-Nov-09

Sun

9 p.m.

Golden State @ Sacramento

6)

09-Nov-09

Mon

7 p.m.

Phoenix @ Philadelphia

7)

10-Nov-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

8)

14-Nov-09

Sat

7 p.m.

Portland @ Charlotte

9)

15-Nov-09

Sun

7 p.m.

L.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma City

10)

16-Nov-09

Mon

8 p.m.

Dallas @ Milwaukee

11)

17-Nov-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

12)

21-Nov-09

Sat

8:30 p.m.

Washington @ San Antonio

13)

22-Nov-09

Sun

8 p.m.

Detroit @ Phoenix

14)

23-Nov-09

Mon

10 p.m.

Chicago @ Portland

15)

24-Nov-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

16)

28-Nov-09

Sat

7 p.m.

Charlotte @ Washington

17)

29-Nov-09

Sun

6 p.m.

Boston @ Miami

18)

30-Nov-09

Mon

10:30 p.m.

Indiana @ Golden State

December

Date

Day

Time

Teams

19)

01-Dec-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

20)

02-Dec-09

Wed

8 p.m.

Philadelphia @ Oklahoma City

21)

02-Dec-09

Wed

10:30 p.m.

Houston @ L.A. Clippers

22)

05-Dec-09

Sat

8:30 p.m.

Denver @ San Antonio

23)

06-Dec-09

Sun

6 p.m.

Washington @ Detroit

24)

07-Dec-09

Mon

9 p.m.

San Antonio @ Utah

25)

08-Dec-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

26)

12-Dec-09

Sat

8 p.m.

Boston @ Chicago

27)

13-Dec-09

Sun

9:30 p.m.

San Antonio @ L.A. Clippers

28)

14-Dec-09

Mon

8:30 p.m.

New Orleans @ Dallas

29)

15-Dec-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

30)

19-Dec-09

Sat

7 p.m.

Portland @ Orlando

31)

20-Dec-09

Sun

7:30 p.m.

Cleveland @ Dallas

32)

21-Dec-09

Mon

9 p.m.

Cleveland @ Phoenix

33)

22-Dec-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

34)

23-Dec-09

Wed

7 p.m.

Houston @ Orlando

35)

26-Dec-09

Sat

8 p.m.

Washington @ Minnesota

36)

27-Dec-09

Sun

6 p.m.

San Antonio @ New York

37)

28-Dec-09

Mon

8 p.m.

Washington @ Memphis

38)

29-Dec-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

39)

30-Dec-09

Wed

9 p.m.

Boston @ Phoenix

January

Date

Day

Time

Teams

40)

01-Jan-10

Fri

7 p.m.

New York @ Atlanta

41)

02-Jan-10

Sat

9 p.m.

Denver @ Utah

42)

03-Jan-10

Sun

6 p.m.

San Antonio @ Toronto

43)

04-Jan-10

Mon

7:30 p.m.

Atlanta @ Miami

44)

05-Jan-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

45)

05-Jan-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

46)

07-Jan-10

Thur

7:30 p.m.

Charlotte @ New York

47)

11-Jan-10

Mon

7:30 p.m.

Atlanta @ Boston

48)

12-Jan-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

49)

13-Jan-10

Wed

9 p.m.

Orlando @ Denver

50)

16-Jan-10

Sat

7 p.m.

Phoenix @ Charlotte

51)

18-Jan-10

Mon

1 p.m.

Portland @ Washington

52)

19-Jan-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

53)

23-Jan-10

Sat

8:30 p.m.

Chicago @ Houston

54)

25-Jan-10

Mon

7:30 p.m.

Cleveland @ Miami

55)

26-Jan-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

56)

27-Jan-10

Wed

10 p.m.

Utah @ Portland

57)

29-Jan-10

Fri

8 p.m.

Miami @ Detroit

58)

30-Jan-10

Sat

7 p.m.

Atlanta @ Orlando

59)

31-Jan-10

Sun

6 p.m.

Philadelphia @ New Jersey

February

Date

Day

Time

Teams

60)

01-Feb-10

Mon

8 p.m.

Phoenix @ New Orleans

61)

02-Feb-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

62)

06-Feb-10

Sat

8:30 p.m.

Miami @ Chicago

63)

09-Feb-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

64)

10-Feb-10

Wed

8 p.m.

Boston @ New Orleans

65)

16-Feb-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

66)

20-Feb-10

Sat

8:30 p.m.

Miami @ Dallas

67)

22-Feb-10

Mon

7 p.m.

Chicago @ Washington

68)

23-Feb-10

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

69)

27-Feb-10

Sat

9 p.m.

Houston @ Utah

March

Date

Day

Time

Teams

70)

01-Mar-09

Mon

7 pm

Orlando @ Philadelphia

71)

02-Mar-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

72)

03-Mar-09

Wed

7 p.m.

Golden State @ Orlando

73)

06-Mar-09

Sat

7:30 p.m.

New Jersey @ New York

74)

08-Mar-09

Mon

7 p.m.

San Antonio @ Cleveland

75)

09-Mar-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

76)

10-Mar-09

Wed

7:30 p.m.

Utah @ Detroit

77)

12-Mar-09

Fri

8 p.m.

Denver @ New Orleans

78)

13-Mar-09

Sat

7 p.m.

Orlando @ Washington

79)

14-Mar-09

Sun

6 p.m.

Philadelphia @ Miami

80)

16-Mar-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

81)

19-Mar-09

Fri

8:30 p.m.

Boston @ Houston

82)

20-Mar-09

Sat

9 p.m.

New Orleans @ Utah

83)

22-Mar-09

Mon

7 p.m.

Orlando @ Philadelphia

84)

23-Mar-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

85)

26-Mar-09

Fri

7 p.m.

Utah @ Indiana

86)

27-Mar-09

Sat

8 p.m.

Portland @ New Orleans

87)

29-Mar-09

Mon

8:30 p.m.

Denver @ Dallas

88)

30-Mar-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

April

Date

Day

Time

Teams

89)

03-Apr-09

Sat

7 p.m.

Detroit @ Atlanta

90)

04-Apr-09

Sun

9:30 p.m.

New York @ L.A. Clippers

91)

06-Apr-09

Tues

TBD

Fan Night

92)

9-Apr-09

Fri

10 p.m.

Dallas @ Portland

93)

10-Apr-09

Sat

9 p.m.

San Antonio @ Denver

94)

11-Apr-09

Sun

9 p.m.

Houston @ Phoenix

95)

12-Apr-09

Mon

7 p.m.

Miami @ Philadelphia

96)

12-Apr-09

Mon

10:30 p.m.

Dallas @ L.A. ClippersTNT, which is looking to build on back-to-back solid viewership and demographic growth in both the regular season and the playoffs, will air 53 regular season NBA games, including 10 appearances each by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic, and nine by the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. All 53 games will appear in primetime, with 44 being part of TNT’s Thursday night exclusive doubleheaders, including Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. TNT also plans a tripleheader on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

TNT’s coverage begins Tuesday, Oct. 27, with a special half-hour preview show, NBA Tip-Off ’09 presented by Autotrader.com at 7 p.m. (ET), followed at 7:30 p.m. (ET) with an exclusive opening night doubleheader. The first game will feature LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal and the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics. Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and the L.A. Lakers will be presented with their championship rings prior to taking on 2009 NBA Draft #1 overall selection Blake Griffin, Baron Davis and the L. A. Clippers at 10:30 p.m. (ET). Opening Week continues on TNT on Thursday, Oct. 29, with a point guard battle when Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs take on Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. (ET), followed by Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets visiting Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m. (ET).

“The continued growth of the NBA on TNT over the past two years has reinforced both the strength of the property and our great partnership with the NBA,” said David Levy, president of ad sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. “Our increased viewership for the regular season and the playoffs is proof of the enduring popularity of the NBA.”

The NBA on TNT has enjoyed growth in households, total viewers and key demos over the past two seasons for both the regular season and the playoffs, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. Some highlights include:

* During the 2008-09 season, the NBA on TNT experienced Household growth of 5% (1,296,000 vs. 1,230,000), coming off of a 15% increase the previous year.
* During the 2009 playoffs, the network experienced Household growth of 19% (3,515,000 vs. 2,946,000), off a 15% increase for the 2008 Playoffs.
* During the 2008-09 season, the NBA on TNT experienced total viewer growth of 14% last season (1,711,000 vs. 1,496,000 total viewers), coming off a 14% increase the previous year.
* During the 2009 playoffs, the network experienced a growth of 24% (4,718,000 vs. 3,806,000 total viewers), off a 15% increase for the 2008 Playoffs.
* The NBA on TNT has enjoyed strong double digit growth across all key demos including:
o 2008-2009 Regular season:
+ +13% in A18-34 (543,000 vs. 479,000)
+ +17% A18-49 (981,000 vs. 835,000)
+ +16% A25-54 (882,000 vs. 760,000)
o 2009 Playoffs:
+ +19% A18-34 (1,457,000 vs. 1,218,000)
+ +23% A18-49 (2,684,000 vs. 2,246,000)
+ +23% A25-54 (2,520,000 vs. 2,055,000)

Along with its Opening Week doubleheaders, TNT’s schedule features a number of marquee match-ups, including:

· Nov. 26, 2009 – A Thanksgiving doubleheader features Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic visiting Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks (8 p.m. ET), followed by Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz hosting Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls (10:30 p.m. ET).

· Dec. 31 – TNT rings in the New Year with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat taking on Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs (7 p.m. ET).

· Jan. 18, 2010 – A star-studded MLK Day tripleheader will include Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns taking on Rudy Gay and the Memphis Grizzlies (5:30 p.m. ET), Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics hosting Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks (8 p.m. ET), followed by an 2009 NBA Finals rematch featuring Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic visiting Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET).

· Jan. 21 – Former teammates collide when Shaquille O’Neal and the Cleveland Cavaliers host Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers (8 p.m. ET).

· Feb. 11 – TNT features a rematch of the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals when Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic visit LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (8 p.m. ET), followed by Chauncey Billups and the Denver Nuggets hosting Richard Jefferson and the San Antonio Spurs (10:30 p.m. ET).

· Feb. 18 – An old rivalry is renewed when Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers host Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics (10:30 p.m. ET).

· Apr. 8 – A 2008 Western Conference Finals rematch features Pau Gasol and the L.A. Lakers traveling to the Mile High City to face Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets (10:30 p.m.)

TNT tips off its coverage with two NBA preseason contests, including an outdoor game when the Phoenix Suns take on the Golden State Warriors from Indian Wells, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9:30 p.m. (ET). The second preseason game will pit the Denver Nuggets against the L.A. Lakers from Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10 p.m. (ET).

TNT will once again serve as the exclusive home for NBA All-Star 2010, airing all the action on NBA All-Star Friday, NBA All-Star Saturday and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14, from Dallas. The network will also air 40 or more NBA playoff games including, on an exclusive basis, conference semi-finals and the Western Conference Finals.

The NBA on TNT’s marquee roster of NBA announcers include the studio team of two-time Emmy® award-winning host Ernie Johnson, Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, two-time NBA Champion Kenny Smith, along with select studio appearances by Chris Webber. On-site game announcers will include Marv Albert (play-by-play), Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) Doug Collins (analyst), Mike Fratello (analyst), David Aldridge (reporter), Cheryl Miller (reporter) and Craig Sager (reporter).

TNT is in its 21st consecutive year of NBA coverage. Sister network TBS aired the NBA exclusively for Turner Broadcasting System from 1984-89, with TNT serving as Turner’s sole NBA cable home from 1990-94. Both networks aired NBA games from 1994-2002. Once again, TNT’s entire NBA preseason, regular and postseason telecasts will air in high definition.

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised and online sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports’ line-up includes NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, the NBA, Major League Baseball, professional golf, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBADLeague.com and WNBA.com.

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Star Trak. Comparions based upon final Live + 7 day data stream for dates of the 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 NBA Regular Season on TNT and Live telecasts only of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 NBA Playoffs on TNT.

TNT’s 53-game schedule is listed below. All times shown are Eastern.

TNT 2009-2010 NBA REGULAR SEASON TELECAST SCHEDULE

Oct. 27

Tuesday

7 p.m.

NBA Tip-Off ’09 presented by Autotrader.com

7:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers @ L.A.Lakers – Lakers Ring Ceremony

Oct. 29

Thursday

8 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets @ Portland Trail Blazers

Nov. 5

Thursday

8 p.m.

Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs @ Utah Jazz

Nov. 12

Thursday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat

10:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns @ L.A. Lakers

Nov. 19

Thursday

8 p.m.

Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Hornets

10:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Lakers

Nov. 26

Thursday

8 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ Atlanta Hawks

10:30 p.m.

Chicago Bulls @ Utah Jazz

Dec. 3

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs

10:30 p.m.

Miami Heat @ Denver Nuggets

Dec. 10

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics @ Washington Wizards

10:30 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ Utah Jazz

Dec. 17

Thursday

8 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat

10:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers

Dec. 31

Thursday

7 p.m.

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs

9:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 76ers @ L.A. Clippers

Jan. 14

Thursday

8:00 p.m.

Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics

10:30 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Utah Jazz

Jan. 18

Monday

5:30 p.m.

Phoenix Suns @ Memphis Grizzlies

8 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks @ Boston Celtics

10:30 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ L.A. Lakers

Jan. 21

Thursday

8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers @ Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers @ Denver Nuggets

Jan. 28

Thursday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic

10:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks @ Phoenix Suns

Feb. 4

Thursday

8 p.m.

Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers

Feb. 8

Monday

8 p.m.

New Orleans Hornets @ Orlando Magic

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs @ L.A. Lakers

Feb. 11

Thursday

8 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Spurs @ Denver Nuggets

NBA ALL-STAR 2010 (Dallas Baby!)

Feb. 12

Friday

NBA Rookie Challenge

Feb. 13

Saturday

NBA All-Star Saturday

Feb. 14

Sunday

2010 NBA All-Star Game from Dallas

Feb. 18

Thursday

8 p.m.

Denver Nuggets @ Cleveland Cavaliers

10:30 p.m.

Boston Celtics @ L.A. Lakers

Feb. 25

Thursday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors

Mar. 4

Thursday

8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers @ Miami Heat

10:30 p.m.

Utah Jazz @ Phoenix Suns

Mar. 11

Thursday

8 p.m.

Chicago Bulls @ Orlando Magic

10:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers @ Golden State Warriors

Mar. 18

Thursday

7 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat

9:30 p.m.

New Orleans Hornets @ Denver Nuggets

Mar. 25

Thursday

8 p.m.

Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls

10:30 p.m.

Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers

Apr. 1

Thursday

8 p.m.

Orlando Magic @ Dallas Mavericks

10:30 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers @ Denver Nuggets

Apr. 8

Thursday

8 p.m.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls

10:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers @ Denver Nuggets

Apr. 13

Tuesday

8 p.m.

Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

10:30 p.m.

Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns

TEAM APPEARANCES

Cleveland -10

Utah-5

Denver-10

Dallas-4

Orlando-10

L.A. Clippers-3

Boston-9

New Orleans-3

Chicago-9

Golden State-2

L.A. Lakers-9

Atlanta-1

Miami-8

Memphis-1

Phoenix-7

Philadelphia-1

San Antonio-7

Washington-1

Portland-6

Full 2009-2010 NBA Schedule

6 Responses to “2009-2010 NBA TV and TNT NBA Regular Season Television Schedule”

  1. kirk says:

    As a huge basketball fan and “NOW ONETIME” fan of TNT i would like to say it is a DISGRACE, that you are not doing your brothers to the NORTH and only NBA team not in the USA, that you could not find a way to visit the city(TORONTO) ONCE during a 6 month, 82 game season schedule.

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