Thursday, December 15, 2011

NBA TV kicks off season with Cavs/Pistons

From NBA TV -

NBA TV Tips Off Preseason Games with the Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons on Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET

-          Weekend coverage continues with  triple-header action on Saturday, Dec. 17 beginning at 2 p.m. ET, Sunday features the Oklahoma City Thunder  vs. Detroit Pistons at
7:30 p.m. ET-

NBA TV tips off its preseason schedule Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET.   The network will broadcast at least 10 preseason contests live, prior to the start of the regular season, beginning with Friday’s match-up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit PistonsNBA TV’s Game Time will follow the final buzzer of each evening’s games with highlights from that day’s on-court action.       

This weekend’s NBA TV pre-season game schedule includes (all times are Eastern):

Friday, Dec. 16
7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons
Saturday, Dec. 17
2:00 p.m.
New York Knicks @ New Jersey Nets

8:00 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets

10:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors
Sunday, Dec. 18
7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks

NBA TV’s preseason games will offer “first looks” at some of the most-anticipated rookies entering the NBA for the 2011-2012 season.  NBA TV’s preseason schedule will showcase seven of the top 10 draft picks and 13 of the top 20 draft picks. 

Friday’s match-up of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons will feature Cavaliers rookies Kyrie Irving (# 1 overall draft pick) and Tristan Thompson (# 4).  On the court for Detroit will be Brandon Knight (# 8).  Saturday’s action will feature New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert (# 17), San Antonio Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard (# 15), Houston Rockets rookie Marcus Morris (# 14), Sacramento Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette (# 10) and Golden State Warriors rookie Klay Thompson (# 11). 

NBA TV will tip-off its 13th season and 96 games of coverage on Dec. 26 with a doubleheader, as the Houston Rockets take on the Orlando Magic (7 p.m. ET) followed by the L.A. Lakers visiting the Sacramento Kings (10 p.m. ET).

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