Now that the NBA TV scheduled for Aussie TV has been announced, its time to do what we do every year. Break it down.

The ESPN Schedule for those of us with Foxtel:

Thu.      10/28/2010      1:30 PM      Portland @ L.A. Clippers
Sat.     10/30/2010     11:00 AM     Orlando @ Miami
Sat.     10/30/2010     1:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Phoenix
Thu.     11/04/2010     11:00 AM     Milwaukee @ Boston
Sat.     11/06/2010     11:00 AM     Miami @ New Orleans
Thu.     11/11/2010     11:00 AM     Utah @ Orlando
Sat.     11/13/2010     1:30 PM     Portland @ Oklahoma City
Thu.     11/18/2010     11:00 AM     Phoenix @ Miami
Sat.     11/20/2010     11:00 AM     Oklahoma City @ Boston
Thu.     11/25/2010     11:30 AM     Miami @ Orlando
Sat.     11/27/2010     1:00 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Utah
Thu.     12/02/2010     12:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Houston
Sat.     12/04/2010     12:00 PM     Chicago @ Boston
Thu.     12/09/2010     1:00 PM     Miami @ Utah
Sat.     12/11/2010     12:00 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Chicago
Sat.     12/11/2010     2:30 PM     Miami @ Golden State
Thu.     12/16/2010     11:00 AM     Boston @ New York
Sat.     12/18/2010     11:00 AM     Miami @ New York
Thu.     12/23/2010     11:30 AM     Philadelphia @ Boston
Thu.     12/30/2010     12:00 PM     L.A. Lakers @ New Orleans
Thu.     1/06/2011     2:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Phoenix
Sat.     1/08/2011     12:00 PM     Houston @ Orlando
Thu.     1/13/2011     12:00 PM     San Antonio @ Milwaukee
Sat.     1/15/2011     12:00 PM     Dallas @ San Antonio
Thu.     1/20/2011     1:00 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Dallas
Sat.     1/22/2011     2:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Denver
Thu.     1/27/2011     1:30 PM     San Antonio @ Utah
Sat.     1/29/2011     2:30 PM     Boston @ Phoenix
Thu.     2/03/2011     12:00 PM     New Orleans @ Oklahoma City
Sat.     2/05/2011     12:00 PM     Dallas @ Boston
Thu.     2/10/2011     1:00 PM     Chicago @ Utah
Sat.     2/12/2011     12:00 PM     L.A. Lakers @ New York
Thu.     2/17/2011     1:00 PM     Denver @ Milwaukee
Thu.     2/24/2011     2:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Portland
Sat.     2/26/2011     12:00 PM     Oklahoma City @ Orlando
Thu.     3/03/2011     11:30 AM     Phoenix @ Boston
Sat.     3/05/2011     11:00 AM     Chicago @ Orlando
Sat.     3/05/2011     1:30 PM     Miami @ San Antonio
Thu.     3/10/2011     12:00 PM     Dallas @ New Orleans
Sat.     3/12/2011     12:00 PM     Atlanta @ Chicago
Thu.     3/17/2011     11:00 AM     Oklahoma City @ Miami
Sat.     3/19/2011     10:30 AM     Miami @ Atlanta
Thu.     3/24/2011     11:00 AM     Orlando @ New York
Sat.     3/26/2011     10:30 AM     Philadelphia @ Miami
Thu.     3/31/2011     10:00 AM     Orlando @ Atlanta
Sat.     4/02/2011     1:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Utah
Thu.     4/07/2011     9:00 AM     Milwaukee @ Miami
Sat.     4/09/2011     10:00 AM     Denver @ Oklahoma City
Thu.     4/14/2011     12:30 PM     San Antonio @ Phoenix

The One HD Schedule for the rest of us:

Wed.      10/27/2010      10:30 AM      Miami @ Boston
Wed.     10/27/2010     1:30 PM     Houston @ L.A. Lakers
Fri.     10/29/2010     11:00 AM     Washington @ Orlando
Fri.     10/29/2010     1:30 PM     Phoenix @ Utah
Sun.     10/31/2010     1:30 PM     Charlotte @ Milwaukee
Wed.     11/03/2010     11:00 AM     Portland @ Milwaukee
Fri.     11/05/2010     11:00 AM     New York @ Chicago
Fri.     11/05/2010     1:30 PM     Oklahoma City @ Portland
Sun.     11/07/2010     Delayed     New Orleans @ Milwaukee
Wed.     11/10/2010     11:30 AM     Utah @ Miami
Thu.     11/11/2010     Delayed     Milwaukee @ Atlanta
Fri.     11/12/2010     12:00 PM     Boston @ Miami
Fri.     11/12/2010     2:30 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Denver
Wed.     11/17/2010     12:00 PM     L.A. Lakers @ Milwaukee
Fri.     11/19/2010     12:00 PM     Phoenix @ Orlando
Fri.     11/19/2010     2:30 PM     Denver @ Portland
Sun.     11/21/2010     Delayed     Oklahoma City @ Milwaukee
Wed.     11/24/2010     2:30 PM     Chicago @ L.A. Lakers
Fri.     11/26/2010     12:00 PM     Washington @ Atlanta
Fri.     11/26/2010     2:30 PM     Sacramento @ L.A. Clippers
Tue.     11/30/2010     Delayed     Milwaukee @ Utah
Wed.     12/01/2010     11:30 AM     New Jersey @ New York
Fri.     12/03/2010     12:00 PM     Miami @ Cleveland
Fri.     12/03/2010     2:30 PM     Phoenix @ Golden State
Tue.     12/07/2010     Delayed     Miami @ Milwaukee
Wed.     12/08/2010     2:30 PM     Washington @ L.A. Lakers
Fri.     12/10/2010     12:00 PM     Boston @ Philadelphia
Fri.     12/10/2010     2:30 PM     Orlando @ Portland
Tue.     12/14/2010     Delayed     Milwaukee @ Dallas
Wed.     12/15/2010     1:00 PM     Orlando @ Denver
Fri.     12/17/2010     12:00 PM     Atlanta @ Boston
Fri.     12/17/2010     2:30 PM     San Antonio @ Denver
Tue.     12/21/2010     Delayed     Milwaukee @ Portland
Wed.     12/22/2010     2:30 PM     Milwaukee @ L.A. Lakers
Fri.     12/24/2010     12:00 PM     San Antonio @ Orlando
Fri.     12/24/2010     2:30 PM     Miami @ Phoenix
Sun.     12/26/2010     Delayed     Boston @ Orlando
Sun.     12/26/2010     9:00 AM     Miami @ L.A. Lakers
Tue.     12/28/2010     Delayed     Atlanta @ Milwaukee
Wed.     12/29/2010     12:00 PM     Milwaukee @ Chicago
Fri.     12/31/2010     11:00 AM     New York @ Orlando
Fri.     12/31/2010     1:30 PM     San Antonio @ Dallas
Wed. 1/05/2011 11:30 AM Milwaukee @ Miami
Fri. 1/07/2011 12:00 PM Oklahoma City @ Dallas
Fri. 1/07/2011 2:30 PM Denver @ Sacramento
Sat. 1/08/2011 Delayed Miami @ Milwaukee
Wed. 1/12/2011 11:00 AM Indiana @ Philadelphia
Fri. 1/14/2011 12:00 PM Orlando @ Oklahoma City
Fri. 1/14/2011 2:30 PM Miami @ Denver
Sat. 1/15/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Philadelphia
Wed. 1/19/2011 11:30 AM Atlanta @ Miami
Fri. 1/21/2011 12:00 PM Dallas @ Chicago
Fri. 1/21/2011 2:30 PM L.A. Clippers @ Portland
Tue. 1/25/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Chicago
Wed. 1/26/2011 11:30 AM Cleveland @ Boston
Fri. 1/28/2011 12:00 PM Miami @ New York
Fri. 1/28/2011 2:30 PM Boston @ Portland
Wed. 2/02/2011 2:00 PM San Antonio @ Portland
Fri. 2/04/2011 12:00 PM Miami @ Orlando
Fri. 2/04/2011 2:30 PM San Antonio @ L.A. Lakers
Wed. 2/09/2011 12:00 PM Toronto @ Milwaukee
Fri. 2/11/2011 12:00 PM L.A. Lakers @ Boston
Fri. 2/11/2011 2:30 PM Dallas @ Denver
Sat. 2/12/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Memphis
Wed. 2/16/2011 2:30 PM New Orleans @ Golden State
Fri. 2/18/2011 12:00 PM San Antonio @ Chicago
Fri. 2/18/2011 2:30 PM Dallas @ Phoenix
Wed. 2/23/2011 12:00 PM L.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma City
Thu. 2/24/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ New York
Fri. 2/25/2011 12:00 PM Miami @ Chicago
Fri. 2/25/2011 2:30 PM Boston @ Denver
Wed. 3/02/2011 11:00 AM New York @ Orlando
Fri. 3/04/2011 12:00 PM Orlando @ Miami
Fri. 3/04/2011 2:30 PM Denver @ Utah
Sat. 3/05/2011 Delayed Phoenix @ Milwaukee
Wed. 3/09/2011 11:00 AM L.A. Lakers @ Atlanta
Fri. 3/11/2011 12:00 PM L.A. Lakers @ Miami
Fri. 3/11/2011 2:30 PM Denver @ Phoenix
Mon. 3/14/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Boston
Wed. 3/16/2011 11:00 AM Washington @ Chicago
Thu. 3/17/2011 Delayed Orlando @ Milwaukee
Fri. 3/18/2011 1:00 PM Cleveland @ Portland
Wed. 3/23/2011 11:00 AM Chicago @ Atlanta
Wed. 3/23/2011 1:30 PM Phoenix @ L.A. Lakers
Fri. 3/25/2011 12:00 PM New Orleans @ Utah
Sun. 3/27/2011 Delayed Chicago @ Milwaukee
Wed. 3/30/2011 10:00 AM Miami @ Cleveland
Fri. 4/01/2011 11:00 AM Boston @ San Antonio
Fri. 4/01/2011 1:30 PM Dallas @ L.A. Lakers
Sat. 4/02/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Indiana
Wed. 4/06/2011 9:00 AM Milwaukee @ Orlando
Fri. 4/08/2011 10:00 AM Boston @ Chicago
Fri. 4/08/2011 12:30 PM Portland @ Utah
Sun. 4/10/2011 Delayed Cleveland @ Milwaukee
Wed. 4/13/2011 10:00 AM Chicago @ New York
Wed. 4/13/2011 12:30 PM San Antonio @ L.A. Lakers

Breaking it down
Worth noting that the One HD schedule is only up till December 2010 (NOW UPDATED WITH JANUARY – APRIL). And yes, there does appear to be a lot more games being shown on One this year. In the above schedule there’s 42 games up to 31st December – last season there were only 26. Which means the 2010-2011 season will have more NBA games shown live to Australian TV audiences than any other season in league history! Extrapolating out the One HD schedule, we’ll get about 160 games in total for the season – smashing last year’s 121 games.

Total games – by team
(and remember this doesn’t include One HD’s full season schedule)

Miami Heat    19
Los Angeles Lakers    18
Milwaukee Bucks    17
Orlando Magic    15
Boston Celtics    13
Phoenix Suns    10
Utah Jazz    9
Portland Trail Blazers    8
Chicago Bulls    8
Oklahoma City Thunder    8
San Antonio Spurs    8
Atlanta Hawks    7
New York Knicks    7
Denver Nuggets    7
Dallas Mavericks    6
New Orleans Hornets    5
Philadelphia 76ers    3
Washington Wizards     3
Houston Rockets    3
Golden State Warriors    2
Los Angeles Clippers    2
Cleveland Cavaliers    1
New Jersey Nets    1
Sacramento Kings    1
Charlotte Bobcats    1
Toronto Raptors    0
Detroit Pistons    0
Memphis Grizzlies    0
Indiana Pacers    0
Minnesota Timberwolves    0

No surprises at the top. The Heat and Lakers with the #1 and #2 spot. But in third spot I was very surprised – pleasantly surprised – to see none other than Mr Bogut’s Milwaukee Bucks. They were in 16th spot last season with only 7 games. It’s fantastic that we’ll get to see the Bucks this many times in 2010-2011 – not only because of the Aussie connection, but because they have become a genuinely exciting team to watch.

It’s interesting to see the Spurs slide this far – they were the third-most broadcast team last season. Obviously Cleveland had the biggest slide, but that is for pretty obvious reasons. They are going to be really really shit. But at least they got a game – the T-Wolves, Pacers, Grizzlies, Raptors, and *gasp* my beloved Pistons were shafted. This is a real kick in the guts for Pistons fans, to be grouped with such mediocre company. It’s genuinely disturbing to know your team isn’t going to be shown live once on Australian TV. Thank God for Pontel.

As we’ve done in the last few years, we’ll keep the current month’s schedule in the sidebar for easy reference. I’ll also update this post when the second half of the season is announced for One HD.

Now go get settled into that comfy couch. We have some serious NBA watching ahead of us!

Wed. 1/05/2011 11:30 AM Milwaukee @ Miami
Fri. 1/07/2011 12:00 PM Oklahoma City @ Dallas
Fri. 1/07/2011 2:30 PM Denver @ Sacramento
Sat. 1/08/2011 Delayed Miami @ Milwaukee
Wed. 1/12/2011 11:00 AM Indiana @ Philadelphia
Fri. 1/14/2011 12:00 PM Orlando @ Oklahoma City
Fri. 1/14/2011 2:30 PM Miami @ Denver
Sat. 1/15/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Philadelphia
Wed. 1/19/2011 11:30 AM Atlanta @ Miami
Fri. 1/21/2011 12:00 PM Dallas @ Chicago
Fri. 1/21/2011 2:30 PM L.A. Clippers @ Portland
Tue. 1/25/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Chicago
Wed. 1/26/2011 11:30 AM Cleveland @ Boston
Fri. 1/28/2011 12:00 PM Miami @ New York
Fri. 1/28/2011 2:30 PM Boston @ Portland
Wed. 2/02/2011 2:00 PM San Antonio @ Portland
Fri. 2/04/2011 12:00 PM Miami @ Orlando
Fri. 2/04/2011 2:30 PM San Antonio @ L.A. Lakers
Wed. 2/09/2011 12:00 PM Toronto @ Milwaukee
Fri. 2/11/2011 12:00 PM L.A. Lakers @ Boston
Fri. 2/11/2011 2:30 PM Dallas @ Denver
Sat. 2/12/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Memphis
Wed. 2/16/2011 2:30 PM New Orleans @ Golden State
Fri. 2/18/2011 12:00 PM San Antonio @ Chicago
Fri. 2/18/2011 2:30 PM Dallas @ Phoenix
Wed. 2/23/2011 12:00 PM L.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma City
Thu. 2/24/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ New York
Fri. 2/25/2011 12:00 PM Miami @ Chicago
Fri. 2/25/2011 2:30 PM Boston @ Denver
Wed. 3/02/2011 11:00 AM New York @ Orlando
Fri. 3/04/2011 12:00 PM Orlando @ Miami
Fri. 3/04/2011 2:30 PM Denver @ Utah
Sat. 3/05/2011 Delayed Phoenix @ Milwaukee
Wed. 3/09/2011 11:00 AM L.A. Lakers @ Atlanta
Fri. 3/11/2011 12:00 PM L.A. Lakers @ Miami
Fri. 3/11/2011 2:30 PM Denver @ Phoenix
Mon. 3/14/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Boston
Wed. 3/16/2011 11:00 AM Washington @ Chicago
Thu. 3/17/2011 Delayed Orlando @ Milwaukee
Fri. 3/18/2011 1:00 PM Cleveland @ Portland
Wed. 3/23/2011 11:00 AM Chicago @ Atlanta
Wed. 3/23/2011 1:30 PM Phoenix @ L.A. Lakers
Fri. 3/25/2011 12:00 PM New Orleans @ Utah
Sun. 3/27/2011 Delayed Chicago @ Milwaukee
Wed. 3/30/2011 10:00 AM Miami @ Cleveland
Fri. 4/01/2011 11:00 AM Boston @ San Antonio
Fri. 4/01/2011 1:30 PM Dallas @ L.A. Lakers
Sat. 4/02/2011 Delayed Milwaukee @ Indiana
Wed. 4/06/2011 9:00 AM Milwaukee @ Orlando
Fri. 4/08/2011 10:00 AM Boston @ Chicago
Fri. 4/08/2011 12:30 PM Portland @ Utah
Sun. 4/10/2011 Delayed Cleveland @ Milwaukee
Wed. 4/13/2011 10:00 AM Chicago @ New York
Wed. 4/13/2011 12:30 PM San Antonio @ L.A. Lakers

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