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The Brooklyn Nets’ 82-game slate was unveiled on Friday, as the team seeks its first winning season since 2014.

The Brooklyn Nets, along with their 29 NBA counterparts, saw their 2018-19 schedule unveiled on Friday afternoon. Here’s what you need to know about their upcoming 82-game slate …

Net-ional TV

The Nets, coming off their fourth consecutive losing season and third straight year missing the playoffs, are predictably low on national television appearances, limited to a single game on ESPN. That lone prime-time contest will be their Febr. 13 visit to Cleveland, as they take on the LeBron James-free Cavaliers.

Brooklyn does have five further appearances on NBA TV, the first being a December 18 home game against James and his new comrades, the Los Angeles Lakers. They will see the Milwaukee Bucks twice on the NBA TV platform, once at Barclays Center on Feb. 4, and in their penultimate road game of the season on April 6. The other land on March 4 (vs. Dallas) and March 25 (at Portland).

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Happy Reunions

Newly anointed Net Kenneth Faried, who made a name for himself as a 2011 first-round pick of the Denver Nuggets, won’t have to wait long for a Rocky Mountain reunion. He’ll return to Pepsi Center on November 4, as the Nets face the up-and-coming Nuggets in the second part of a four-game Western Conference tour. “Linsanity” will return to Brooklyn for a December 16 matinee, as Jeremy Lin, a Net for the past two seasons before a July trade brings his Atlanta Hawks teammates to Barclays.


Dwight Howard, briefly a Net this summer before being waived after a trade to Brooklyn, will make his “return” to the area on Dec. 14, as he and the Washington Wizards come to visit.

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Hooping It Up on the Holidays

While the Nets were predictably kept off the popular Christmas slate, last playing on Dec. 25 in 2013, the holiday season is nonetheless backed with Nets basketball. Ghosts of the 2004 playoffs will surely haunt a Halloween matchup at Barclays between the Nets and the Detroit Pistons. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21 brings forth another home game, a matinee against the Sacramento Kings. The Nets will also look to get lucky on March 17 in Los Angeles, taking on the Clippers on St. Patrick’s Day.

Finally, both November matchups against the Minnesota Timberwolves will have a holiday feel to them. The Nets will be in Minnesota for a Veterans’ Day matchup on Nov. 12, before a special noon tip-off against the Wolves eleven days later … Black Friday.

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November Rain

The early portion of the Nets’ schedule will instantly test the young team. November alone will be particularly daunting, as the Nets not only have to make a four-game western road trip that features visits to Phoenix, Denver, Golden State and Minnesota, but they’ll play three back-to-back sets as well.

The month does ease up at the end with a four-game homestand, their longest of the season, though the first three of that set will come against 2018 playoff teams (Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Utah).

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Westward, Ho!

The Nets’ longest road trip of the season will come toward the end of a potential playoff push in March. From March 13-28, the Nets will embark on a full western tour, visiting Oklahoma City, Utah, both Los Angeles teams, Portland and Sacramento, before returning to the right-hand side of the country, concluding their road trip in Philadelphia. What’s awaiting them back home? The Boston Celtics on March 30.

The Schedule

DateOpponentTimeTV
October 17@ Detroit7:00 PMYES
October 19New York7:30 PMYES
October 20@ Indiana7:00 PMYES
October 24@ Cleveland7:00 PMYES
October 26@ New Orleans8:00 PMYES
October 28Golden State5:00 PMYES
October 29@ New York7:30 PMYES
October 31Detroit7:30 PMYES
November 2Houston7:30 PMYES
November 4Philadelphia6:00 PMYES
November 6@ Phoenix9:00 PMYES
November 9@ Denver9:00 PMYES
November 10@ Golden State8:30 PMYES
November 12@ Minnesota8:00 PMYES
November 14Miami7:30 PMYES
November 16@ Washington7:00 PMYES
November 17LA Clippers6:00 PMYES
November 20@ Miami7:30 PMYES
November 21@ Dallas8:30 PMYES
November 23Minnesota12:00 PMYES
November 25Philadelphia6:00 PMYES
November 28Utah7:30 PMYES
November 30Memphis7:30 PMYES
December 1@ Washington7:00 PMYES
December 3Cleveland7:30 PMYES
December 5Oklahoma City7:30 PMYES
December 7Toronto7:30 PMYES
December 8@ New York7:30 PMYES
December 12@ Philadelphia7:00 PMYES
December 14Washington7:30 PMYES
December 16Atlanta3:00 PMYES
December 18LA Lakers7:30 PMYES/NBA TV
December 19@ Chicago8:00 PMYES
December 21Indiana7:30 PMYES
December 23Phoenix6:00 PMYES
December 26Charlotte7:30 PMYES
December 28@ Charlotte7:00 PMYES
December 29@ Milwaukee5:00 PMYES
January 2New Orleans7:30 PMYES
January 4@ Memphis8:00 PMYES
January 6@ Chicago3:30 PMYES
January 7@ Boston7:30 PMYES
January 9Atlanta7:30 PMYES
January 11@ Toronto7:30 PMYES
January 14Boston7:30 PMYES
January 16@ Houston8:00 PMYES
January 18@ Orlando7:00 PMYES
January 21Sacramento3:30 PMYES
January 23Orlando7:30 PMYES
January 25New York7:30 PMYES
January 28@ Boston7:30 PMYES
January 29Chicago7:30 PMYES
January 31@ San Antonio8:30 PMYES
February 2@ Orlando7:00 PMYES
February 4Milwaukee7:30 PMYES/NBA TV
February 6Denver7:30 PMYES
February 8Chicago7:30 PMYES
February 11@ Toronto7:30 PMYES
February 13@ Cleveland7:00 PMESPN
February 21Portland7:30 PMYES
February 23@ Charlotte7:00 PMYES
February 25San Antonio7:30 PMYES
February 27Washington7:30 PMYES
March 1Charlotte7:30 PMYES
March 2@ Miami7:30 PMYES
March 4Dallas7:30 PMYES/NBA TV
March 6Cleveland7:30 PMYES
March 9@ Atlanta7:00 PMYES
March 11Detroit7:30 PMYES
March 13@ Oklahoma City8:00 PMYES
March 16@ Utah9:00 PMYES
March 17@ LA Clippers9:00 PMYES
March 19@ Sacramento10:00 PMYES
March 22@ LA Lakers10:30 PMYES
March 25@ Portland10:00 PMYES/NBA TV
March 28@ Philadelphia7:00 PMYES
March 30Boston6:00 PMYES
April 1Milwaukee7:30 PMYES
April 3Toronto7:30 PMYES
April 6@ Milwaukee5:00 PMYES
April 7@ Indiana5:00 PMYES
April 10Miami8:00 PMYES

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