NBA TV kicks off season with Cavs/Pistons

From NBA TV –

NBA TV Tips Off Preseason Games with the Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons on Dec.16, at 7:30 p.m. ET
         Weekendcoverage continues with  triple-header action on Saturday, Dec. 17beginning at 2 p.m. ET, Sunday features the Oklahoma CityThunder  vs. DetroitPistons at
7:30 p.m. ET-
NBA TV tips off its preseason schedule Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. ET.   The network willbroadcast at least 10 preseason contests live, prior to the start of the regular season, beginning withFriday’s match-up between the ClevelandCavaliers and Detroit PistonsNBA TV’s Game Time will follow the final buzzer of eachevening’s games with highlights from that day’s on-courtaction.       
This weekend’s NBA TV pre-season game schedule includes(all times are Eastern):
Friday, Dec. 16
7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons
Saturday, Dec. 17
2:00 p.m.
New York Knicks @ New Jersey Nets
8:00 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets
10:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors
Sunday, Dec. 18
7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Dallas Mavericks
NBATV’s preseason games will offer “first looks” at some of themost-anticipated rookies entering the NBA for the 2011-2012 season.  NBATV’s preseason schedule will showcase seven of the top 10 draft picks and13 of the top 20 draft picks. 
Friday’smatch-up of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons will feature Cavaliersrookies Kyrie Irving (# 1 overall draft pick) and Tristan Thompson (# 4). On the court for Detroitwill be Brandon Knight (# 8).  Saturday’s action will feature NewYork Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert (# 17), San Antonio Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard(# 15), Houston Rockets rookie Marcus Morris (# 14), Sacramento Kings rookieJimmer Fredette (# 10) and Golden State Warriors rookie Klay Thompson (#11). 

NBA TV will tip-off its13th season and 96 games of coverage on Dec. 26 with a doubleheader, as the Houston Rockets take on the Orlando Magic (7p.m. ET) followed by the L.A.Lakers visiting the SacramentoKings (10 p.m. ET).

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