The NBA has released its full schedule for the 2015-2016 season, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors each getting 25 appearances on national television, followed by the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs.

The season begins with two games on October 27 that are rematches of playoff series from last season: Cavs facing the Bulls followed by the Pelicans playing the Warriors, which will include the presentation of the championship rings to Golden State players.

Christmas will feature the finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavaliers (in Cleveland), and will also include the Pelicans vs Heat, Bulls vs Thunder, Spurs vs Rockets and the Los Angeles derby of Clippers vs Lakers.

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The most interesting game of the season? The Clippers coming to Dallas on November 11 to play the Mavericks, and we’ll get to see what kind of reaction DeAndre Jordan will get from Mavs fans. The teams actually face off before that in Los Angeles on October 29.

Total Number of National TV Appearances

Cleveland Cavaliers – 25

Golden State Warriors – 25

Los Angeles Clippers – 24

Oklahoma City Thunder – 24

Chicago Bulls – 23

San Antonio Spurs – 21

Houston Rockets – 19

Los Angeles Lakers – 19

New Orleans Pelicans – 13

Miami Heat – 11

Memphis Grizzlies – 10

Atlanta Hawks – 8

Boston Celtics – 7

Indiana Pacers – 7

Dallas Mavericks – 7

New York Knicks – 7

Minnesota Timberwolves – 5

Phoenix Suns – 5

Portland Trail Blazers – 5

Washington Wizards – 5

Milwaukee Bucks – 4

Sacramento Kings – 4

Utah Jazz – 3

Toronto Raptors – 2

Brooklyn Nets – 1

Charlotte Hornets – 1

Orlando Magic – 1

Denver Nuggets – 0

Detroit Pistons – 0

Philadelphia 76ers – 0

The Cavaliers and the Warriors getting more TV time than anyone else isn’t surprising. The two are the NBA finalists from last season. One team also has LeBron James, a guaranteed ratings magnet regardless of the market he’s playing in, while the others are the defending NBA champions and a team the league has no problem promoting because they’re fun to watch with appealing young stars.

The Los Angeles Lakers remain a team everyone wants to watch, with 19 appearances, despite not making the playoffs over the last two years and not really built to making it this season. The New York Knicks on the other hand, another team that’s been far from good in the last two years, is getting only 7 appearances. There’s not a lot of faith being shown in their ability to step up.

And then there’s the number 0. The Sixers might be better than they’ve been the last two years, but they’re still going to lose a lot of games while featuring a lot of unknown players, which makes them very uninteresting to watch. The Pistons haven’t been to the postseason since 2009 and don’t have a star to draw out-of-town intrigue, while the Nuggets should be the worst team in the West.

Obviously, things can change. If further down the line a certain matchup that hasn’t been picked by the broadcasters is better than what they have scheduled, they simply make that switch. The Lakers were dropped from the national lineup a number of times last season, especially after Kobe Bryant was shut down by the team.

Full 2015-16 NBA National TV Schedule

 
DateTeamsNetwork
Oct. 27, 8:00 p.m. ETCleveland @ ChicagoTNT
Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ Golden StateTNT
Oct. 28, 8:00 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ Oklahoma CityESPN
Oct. 28, 10:30 p.m. ETMinnesota @ L.A. LakersESPN
Oct. 29, 8:00 p.m. ETAtlanta @ New YorkTNT
Oct. 29, 10:30 p.m. ETDallas @ L.A. ClippersTNT
Oct. 30, 7:00 p.m. ETMiami @ ClevelandESPN
Oct. 30, 9:30 p.m. ETGolden State @ HoustonESPN
Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m. ETNew York @ ClevelandESPN
Nov. 4, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ Golden StateESPN
Nov. 5, 8:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ ChicagoTNT
Nov. 5, 10:30 p.m. ETMemphis @ PortlandTNT
Nov. 6, 8:00 p.m. ETMiami @ IndianaESPN
Nov. 6, 10:30 p.m. ETHouston @ SacramentoESPN
Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ DallasESPN
Nov. 11, 10:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ PortlandESPN
Nov. 12, 8:00 p.m. ETGolden State @ MinnesotaTNT
Nov. 12, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ PhoenixTNT
Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ Oklahoma CityESPN
Nov. 18, 10:30 p.m. ETChicago @ PhoenixESPN
Nov. 19, 8:00 p.m. ETMilwaukee @ ClevelandTNT
Nov. 19, 10:30 p.m. ETGolden State @ L.A. ClippersTNT
Nov. 20, 8:00 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ New OrleansESPN
Nov. 20, 10:30 p.m. ETChicago @ Golden StateESPN
Nov. 24, 8:00 p.m. ETBoston @ AtlantaTNT
Nov. 24, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ Golden StateTNT
Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ MiamiTNT
Dec. 3, 9:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ MemphisTNT
Dec. 4, 7:00 p.m. ETBrooklyn @ New YorkESPN
Dec. 4, 9:30 p.m. ETCleveland @ New OrleansESPN
Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m. ETChicago @ BostonESPN
Dec. 9, 9:30 p.m. ETAtlanta @ DallasESPN
Dec. 10, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ ChicagoTNT
Dec. 10, 10:30 p.m. ETNew York @ SacramentoTNT
Dec. 11, 7:00 p.m. ETMiami @ IndianaESPN
Dec. 11, 9:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ San AntonioESPN
Dec. 16, 8:00 p.m. ETMemphis @ ChicagoESPN
Dec. 16, 10:30 p.m. ETMilwaukee @ L.A. ClippersESPN
Dec. 17, 8:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ ClevelandTNT
Dec. 17, 10:30 p.m. ETHouston @ L.A. LakersTNT
Dec. 18, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ San AntonioESPN
Dec. 18, 10:30 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ PhoenixESPN
Dec. 25, 12:00 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ MiamiESPN
Dec. 25, 2:30 p.m. ETChicago @ Oklahoma CityABC
Dec. 25, 5:00 p.m. ETCleveland @ Golden StateABC
Dec. 25, 8:00 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ HoustonESPN
Dec. 25, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ L.A. LakersESPN
Jan. 6, 7:00 p.m. ETNew York @ MiamiESPN
Jan. 6, 9:30 p.m. ETMemphis @ Oklahoma CityESPN
Jan. 7, 8:00 p.m. ETBoston @ ChicagoTNT
Jan. 7, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ SacramentoTNT
Jan. 8, 8:00 p.m. ETCleveland @ MinnesotaESPN
Jan. 8, 10:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ L.A. LakersESPN
Jan. 13, 8:00 p.m. ETIndiana @ BostonESPN
Jan. 13, 10:30 p.m. ETMiami @ L.A. ClippersESPN
Jan. 14, 8:00 p.m. ETCleveland @ San AntonioTNT
Jan. 14, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ Golden StateTNT
Jan. 15, 7:00 p.m. ETMinnesota @ Oklahoma CityESPN
Jan. 15, 9:30 p.m. ETCleveland @ HoustonESPN
Jan. 18, 2:30 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ MemphisESPN
Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m. ETGolden State @ ClevelandTNT
Jan. 18, 10:30 p.m. ETHouston @ L.A. ClippersTNT
Jan. 20, 8:00 p.m. ETGolden State @ ChicagoESPN
Jan. 20, 10:30 p.m. ETAtlanta @ PortlandESPN
Jan. 21, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ ClevelandTNT
Jan. 21, 10:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ PhoenixTNT
Jan. 22, 8:00 p.m. ETMiami @ TorontoESPN
Jan. 22, 10:30 p.m. ETIndiana @ Golden StateESPN
Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m. ETChicago @ ClevelandABC
Jan. 27, 8:00 p.m. ETHouston @ San AntonioESPN
Jan. 27, 10:30 p.m. ETDallas @ Golden StateESPN
Jan. 28, 8:00 p.m. ETNew York @ TorontoTNT
Jan. 28, 10:30 p.m. ETChicago @ L.A. LakersTNT
Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ ClevelandABC
Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. ETChicago @ L.A. ClippersABC
Feb. 3, 8:00 p.m. ETGolden State @ WashingtonESPN
Feb. 3, 10:30 p.m. ETMinnesota @ L.A. ClippersESPN
Feb. 4, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ New OrleansTNT
Feb. 4, 10:30 p.m. ETHouston @ PhoenixTNT
Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m. ETIndiana @ AtlantaESPN
Feb. 5, 9:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ DallasESPN
Feb. 6, 9:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ Golden StateESPN
Feb. 7, 2:00 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ MiamiABC
Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m. ETWashington @ New YorkTNT
Feb. 9, 10:30 p.m. ETHouston @ Golden StateTNT
Feb. 10, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ ClevelandESPN
Feb. 10, 10:30 p.m. ETHouston @ PortlandESPN
Feb. 11, 8:00 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ Oklahoma CityTNT
Feb. 18, 8:00 p.m. ETChicago @ ClevelandTNT
Feb. 18, 8:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ New OrleansTNT
Feb. 18, 10:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ L.A. ClippersTNT
Feb. 18, 10:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ UtahTNT
Feb. 19, 8:00 p.m. ETIndiana @ Oklahoma CityESPN
Feb. 19, 10:30 p.m. ETBoston @ UtahESPN
Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m. ETGolden State @ L.A. ClippersABC
Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m. ETCleveland @ Oklahoma CityABC
Feb. 21, 8:00 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ ChicagoESPN
Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m. ETWashington @ ChicagoESPN
Feb. 24, 10:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ SacramentoESPN
Feb. 26, 8:00 p.m. ETChicago @ AtlantaESPN
Feb. 26, 10:30 p.m. ETMemphis @ L.A. LakersESPN
Feb. 27, 8:30 p.m. ETGolden State @ Oklahoma CityABC
Mar. 2, 8:00 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ HoustonESPN
Mar. 2, 10:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ L.A. ClippersESPN
Mar. 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ New OrleansTNT
Mar. 3, 10:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ Golden StateTNT
Mar. 4, 8:00 p.m. ETWashington @ ClevelandESPN
Mar. 4, 10:30 p.m. ETAtlanta @ L.A. LakersESPN
Mar. 5, 8:30 p.m. ETHouston @ ChicagoABC
Mar. 6, 3:30 p.m. ETGolden State @ L.A. LakersABC
Mar. 9, 7:00 p.m. ETMiami @ MilwaukeeESPN
Mar. 9, 9:30 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma CityESPN
Mar. 10, 8:00 p.m. ETChicago @ San AntonioTNT
Mar. 10, 10:30 p.m. ETCleveland @ L.A. LakersTNT
Mar. 12, 8:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ San AntonioABC
Mar. 13, 3:30 p.m. ETCleveland @ L.A. ClippersABC
Mar. 14, 8:00 p.m. ETMemphis @ HoustonESPN
Mar. 14, 10:30 p.m. ETNew Orleans @ Golden StateESPN
Mar. 16, 7:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ BostonESPN
Mar. 16, 9:30 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ HoustonESPN
Mar. 19, 8:30 p.m. ETGolden State @ San AntonioABC
Mar. 22, 8:00 p.m. ETHouston @ Oklahoma CityTNT
Mar. 22, 10:30 p.m. ETMemphis @ L.A. LakersTNT
Mar. 23, 8:00 p.m. ETMilwaukee @ ClevelandESPN
Mar. 23, 10:30 p.m. ETDallas @ PortlandESPN
Mar. 29, 8:00 p.m. ETHouston @ ClevelandTNT
Mar. 29, 10:30 p.m. ETWashington @ Golden StateTNT
Mar. 31, 7:00 p.m. ETChicago @ HoustonTNT
Mar. 31, 9:30 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers @ Oklahoma CityTNT
Apr. 1, 8:00 p.m. ETCleveland @ AtlantaESPN
Apr. 1, 10:30 p.m. ETBoston @ Golden StateESPN
Apr. 3, 3:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ HoustonABC
Apr. 5, 8:00 p.m. ETChicago @ MemphisTNT
Apr. 5, 10:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers @ L.A. ClippersTNT
Apr. 6, 7:00 p.m. ETCleveland @ IndianaESPN
Apr. 6, 9:30 p.m. ETHouston @ DallasESPN
Apr. 7, 8:00 p.m. ETChicago @ MiamiTNT
Apr. 7, 10:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio @ Golden StateTNT
Apr. 9, 8:30 p.m. ETCleveland @ ChicagoABC
Apr. 12, 8:00 p.m. ETOklahoma City @ San AntonioTNT
Apr. 12, 10:30 p.m. ETMemphis @ L.A. ClippersTNT
Apr. 13, 8:00 p.m. ETOrlando @ CharlotteESPN
Apr. 13, 10:30 p.m. ETUtah @ L.A. LakersESPN
H/T: Deadspin