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Washington Wizards Regular Season Schedule Analysis

August 13th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
By Matt Graber

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The wait is over. The NBA released the 2013-2014 regular season schedule tonight, and the Wizards will get ten (10!) national TV appearances this season. Here's a look at those games and a few other schedule highlights;

at Miami Heat, Oct. 29: The Wizards will open their season with a matchup against Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and the LeBron-less Miami Heat.

vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Nov. 1: The Wizards will play their home opener at the Verizon Center against the Milwaukee Bucks, led by new coach Jason Kidd and Rookie of the Year hopeful Jabari Parker.

at Toronto Raptors, Nov. 7: A battle of two of the Eastern Conference's top young contenders, the Wizards and Raptors had some entertaining matchups last year, including a triple-OT thriller.

Cleveland Cavaliers, Nov. 21 (home) and Nov. 26 (away): The Wizards get their shot at the LeBron and the Cavs in a pair of games that will hopefully reignite the Wizards-Cavs rivalry.

Boston Celtics, Dec. 7 (away) and Nov. 8 (home): Paul Pierce returns to Boston as the Wizards play a home-and-away against the team he spent 15 seasons with.

vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Dec. 12: John Wall gets to test himself against arguably the best point guard in the league in Chris Paul. Also, Blake Griffin.

vs. Phoenix Suns, December 21: No real significance. Just a really fun matchup.

vs Chicago Bulls, Dec. 23: A rematch of last year's playoffs, and a great point guard matchup between John Wall and Derrick Rose.

at New York Knicks, Christmas Day: A huge national spotlight for the Wizards on one of the most-watched days of the NBA calendar.

at San Antonio Spurs, Jan. 3: The Wizards get a shot at the champs.

vs. Brooklyn Nets, January 15: Pierce, Kris Humphries and assistant coach Roy Rogers face their old team.

vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Jan. 21.: DC native Kevin Durant returns home for a matchup against his (maybe, hopefully) future team.

vs. Charlotte Hornets, Feb. 2: Two young and talented contenders who happen to be division rivals. Two dynamic young backcourts. Could be the start of a great rivalry.

vs. Golden State Warriors, Feb. 24: House of Guards vs the Splash Brothers

vs. Portland Trail Blazers, March 16: Another fun matchup in Wall vs Lillard.

vs. Atlanta Hawks, April 12: Regular season home finale.

at Cleveland Cavaliers, April 15: The Wizards close out the year with another matchup against LeBron and the Cavs.

National TV Games

ESPN: Nov. 5 vs Indiana (8:00 PM), Nov. 21 vs. Cleveland (8:00 PM), Dec. 25 at Knicks (Noon), Jan. 9 vs. Chicago (8:00 PM), Jan. 21 vs. Oklahoma City (8:00 PM), Jan. 28 at Phoenix (10:30 PM), Feb. 20 vs. Cleveland (8:00 PM), March 6 vs. Miami (8:00 PM), March 18 at Utah (10:30 PM).

TNT: April 14 at Indiana (8:00 PM).

NBA TV: Dec. 5 vs Denver (7:00 PM), Jan. 5 at New Orleans (8:00 PM), Jan. 24 at Portland (10:00 PM), Jan. 25 at Denver (8:00 PM), March 14 vs Sacramento (7:00 PM).

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