2008-2009 Schedule released

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  1. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    PISTONS: 2008-09 PISTONS SCHEDULE

    Looking at the schedule, the Pistons have 8 of their first 12 games on the road and will face the Celtics twice and the Cavs & Lakers once during that period which includes a 4 game west coast trip.

    Needless to say they will be battle tested after the first 12 games...

    I looked at the National TV schedule of the other teams and noted the following for ABC, TNT and ESPN

    Boston -could not tell by their schedule, but probably 25 games
    Cavs, Lakers and Suns, 25 games each
    Mavs 21 games
    SPurs 19 games
    Pistons & Rockets 14 games
    TrailBlazers 13 games
    Hornets 12
    Magic 11
    Bulls 10
    Heat 9
    Memphis 1 game vs Pistons on TNT
    Knicks 0
     
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    I thought as part of the TV contract with the NBA, all teams had to be on national TV at least once.
     
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    Yea. Knicks have a National game against PHX. Dantoni homecoming.
     
  4. LA Dre

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    I checked some other teams too, and they don't show any national games for the Bobcats either. The Hawks show one game vs the Celtics. (the rematch) and the Clippers only show one game, their opener vs the Lakers.

    The schedule did not include any NBA TV games so possibly they will popped on there.
     
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    The road trips don't look too bad. Only three serious trips, maybe the worst one out of the way in Nov, one in early Jan, after Xmas might be a good time to go out of town, and Feb to Florida and New Orleans, which might be a distraction but might be a nice mid season change of pace. At least the weather will be better there.

    I also counted 13 back to backs and 2 four games in five nights, I don't think that is too bad, pretty sure there have been quite a few more some years.
     
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    Can't wait to see the Pistons live at the ACC in Toronto.
     
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    Thanks for the blog Hog, nice analogy and schedule breakdown provided here.
     
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    The Pistons have 4 games vs. the Celtics. By the look of the rosters I say Pistons take the series 3-1
     
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    Looks are decievingl
     
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    Are you saying that the Pistons roster is more aesthetically pleasing than the Celts? In the old days (Bird, Dennis Johnson, McKale, etc.) that was true but Boston has some handsome players on their team now.
    Tough call.
     
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    Because they lost Posey? :pound:
     
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    Just wondering if there is a exact date the preseason dates/ticket are released??
     

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