The Brooklyn Nets released their 2018-19 schedule on Friday and will open the season Oct. 17 at Detroit and play the Knicks in their Oct. 19 home opener.
An NBA schedule featuring a record-low number of back-to-back games was released Friday, with the Brooklyn Nets set to open the season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit against the Pistons on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and host the New York Knicks in the home opener two nights later.
The Nets are scheduled to play 14 back-to-back sets and close the regular season at home on Wednesday, April 10, playing host to the Miami Heat.
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Brooklyn’s longest homestand is in late November, when the Nets will play four straight games at Barclays Center from Nov. 23-30.
March will include a seven-game road trip from March 13-28.
The team’s games will be broadcast regionally on YES Network.
The Nets are currently scheduled to play on NBA TV five times, including:
- Dec. 18 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
- Feb. 4 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
- March 4 vs. Dallas Mavericks
- March 25 at Portland Trail Blazers
- April 6 at Milwaukee Bucks
Kenneth Faried won’t have to wait long to see his former team, as the Nets visit the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Friday, Nov. 9.
It would be the first time in his eight-year career that he has played against the Nuggets, who drafted him in the first round in 2011 and traded him to the Nets on July 13.
Of the new Nets, Faried is the only one who had played for just one other team prior to joining Brooklyn.
Other notable games for the Nets in 2018-19 will include hosting the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Oct. 28, for a 5 p.m. evening affair and a 3:30 p.m. afternoon tilt with the Sacramento Kings at home on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21.
The Knicks will make their other visit to Barclays Center on Friday, Jan. 25.
Of the 41 home dates, 17 will be on weekends or Fridays and includes two other afternoon games in addition to the MLK Day contest against the Kings. The full Nets’ schedule can be found here.