The 2016-2017 NBA schedule was released yesterday, and the Rockets have a total of 13 games appearing on national television -- meaning ABC, ESPN or TNT. Only one game appears on ABC. The rest are on the other two networks.
They include games against the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, cross-state rival San Antonio Spurs, two games each against the Golden State Super Friends and the Los Angeles Clippers, and a whopping three nationally-televised games against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. They also meet up with former Rocket Dwight Howard and the Atlanta Hawks.
Eight out of the 13 nationally televised games are on the road for the Rockets, including their first five consecutive. Take a look a the TV slate. All times are central standard.
Wednesday, October 26 - Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers - ESPN - 9:30pm
Wednesday, November 9 - Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs - ESPN - 9:30pm
Thursday, December 1 - Rockets @ Golden State Warriors - TNT - 9:30pm
Friday, December 2 - Rockets @ Denver Nuggets - ESPN - 9:30pm
Friday, December 9 - Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder - ESPN - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 5 - Oklahoma City Thunder @ Rockets - TNT - 7:00pm
Friday, January 20 - Golden State Warriors @ Rockets - ESPN - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 2 - Atlanta Hawks @ Rockets - TNT - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 1 - Rockets @ Los Angeles Clippers - ESPN - 9:30pm
Sunday, March 12 - Cleveland Cavaliers @ Rockets - ESPN - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 26 - Oklahoma City Thunder @ Rockets - ABC - 2:30pm
Thursday, March 30 - Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers - TNT - 9:30pm
Monday, April 10 - Rockets @ Los Angeles Clippers - TNT - 9:30pm