Warriors draw respect with 17 national TV games
The Warriors announced their 2013-2014 schedule Tuesday and my, how things have changed.
Coming off a 47-35 regular-season record and an appearance in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Warriors’ 2013-14 schedule includes a franchise-record 17 national TV appearances on ESPN and TNT. The Warriors had eight scheduled national TV games in 2012-13.
Golden State will open the regular season at home against the Lakers on Oct. 30 and are slated to host the nightcap game on Christmas against the Clippers.
The Warriors will be on the road for 14 of their first 22 games, and will end the season by playing 13 of its final 20 games at home.
The team will head out on a season-long seven-game road trip from Dec. 29 to Jan. 8, and will enjoy a pair of season-long, five-game home stands from Jan. 20 to 30 and March 18 to 30.
The Warriors are scheduled to play 15 back-to-backs, which matches the fewest that Golden State has played in a season since the team moved to the West Coast in 1962 (also 15 in 2008-09).
Golden State will also be taking place in the 2013 NBA Global Games in China during preseason playing the Los Angeles Lakers twice on Oct. 15 in Beijing and Oct. 18 in Shanghai.
This will be the Warriors’ second trip to China — the team played in Beijing and Guangzhou in 2008.
Tip-off for most of Golden State’s home games will be 7:30 p.m., with the exception of three Sunday games – Jan. 26 vs. Portland; March 9 vs. Phoenix; and April 6 vs. Utah – which will start at 6:00 p.m.
Golden State Warriors
2013-14 Regular Season Schedule
|Wed 30||L.A. Lakers||7:30 p.m.|
|Thu 31||at L.A. Clippers||7:30 TNT|
|Fri 8||San Antonio||5:30|
|Thu 14||Oklahoma City||7:30 ESPN|
|Fri 22||L.A. Lakers||7:30 ESPN|
|Tue 26||New Orleans||5:00|
|Fri 29||Oklahoma City||5:00|
|Wed 11||Dallas||7:30 ESPN|
|Fri 13||Houston||7:30 ESPN|
|Tue 17||New Orleans||7:30|
|Thu 19||San Antonio||7:30 TNT|
|Sat 21||L.A. Lakers||7:30|
|Wed 25||L.A. Clippers||7:30 ESPN|
|Wed 15||Denver||7:30 ESPN|
|Fri 17||Oklahoma City||6:30 ESPN|
|Sat 18||New Orleans||5:00|
|Mon 20||Indiana||7:30 TNT|
|Thu 30||L.A. Clippers||7:30 TNT|
|Fri 31||Utah||7:30 ESPN|
|Thu 6||Chicago||7:30 TNT|
|Thu 20||Houston||7:30 TNT|
|Fri 28||New York||5:00 ESPN|
|Wed 12||L.A. Clippers||7:30|
|Sat 22||San Antonio||7:30|
|Sun 30||New York||6:00|
|Wed 2||San Antonio||5:30|
|Thu 10||Denver||7:30 TNT|
|Fri 11||L.A. Lakers||7:30|
|Wed 16||Denver||7:30 ESPN|