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TNT To Air 53 NBA Games During 2014-15 Season

TNT, ESPN and NBA TV will tip off cable's national 2014-15 NBA regular-season schedule of live game telecasts beginning in October.

TNT will televise 53 NBA games during the league’s 2014-15 regular season, beginning with an Oct. 28 doubleheader telecast featuring the defending champion San Antonio Spurs against the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets contest. The network will also feature LeBron James’ first home game in Cleveland when the Cavaliers take on the New York Knicks on Oct. 30, said network officials.

TNT will also televise an NBA doubleheader on Christmas featuring the Chicago Bulls-Los Angeles Lakers game and the Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Clippers contest. On Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 9) the network will air the Chicago Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns-Los Angeles Lakers games.

Overall TNT Will televise 19 Thursday night doubleheaders during the regular season, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls appearing 10 times during the season followed by nine appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors.

ESPN will televise 75 national telecasts, including an Oct. 29 opening week doubleheader featuring the Chicago Bulls-New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder-Portland Trail Blazers games; as well as on Oct. 31 Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers-Los Angeles Lakers doubleheader slate.

Other highlights include a Christmas game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks as well as a Feb. 1 Super Bowl Sunday telecast of the Los Angeles Lakers-New York Knicks game.

NBA TV will air 97 NBA regular season games beginning Nov. 1 with the Chicago Bulls-Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers-Golden State Warriors games. The network will also return on Nov. 4 its weekly NBA Tv Fan Night presented by Sprint, in which fans choose what game they want to see, beginning said the network.