Wizards’ 2014-15 season schedule released


(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

One year ago, the NBA unveiled a regular season schedule that included the Wizards on national television once. A second-round playoff run later, the expectations and exposure have been multiplied.

The Wizards will play on national television 10 times — nine on ESPN and once on TNT — during the upcoming 2014-15 season. The slate includes a noon Christmas Day contest at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks — the Wizards’ first Christmas game since 2008 — and another five games on NBATV.

The schedule, officially released Wednesday, begins with a trip to Miami to face the LeBron-less Heat on Oct. 29. After a visit to Orlando Oct. 30, the Wizards’ will host the Milwaukee Bucks for their home opener on Nov. 1.

Washington welcomes LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers to Verizon Center on Nov. 21 and the Chicago Bulls, whom they defeated in the first round of the playoffs last season, on Dec. 23.

The Wizards’ longest — and most difficult — road trip is five games and eight days long, taking them through Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and New Orleans from Dec. 29 through Jan. 5.

The following is the 2014-2015  regular-season schedule for the Washington Wizards.

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Wednesday, Oct. 29 At Miami 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30 At Orlando 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1 Milwaukee 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4 At New York 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5 Indiana 8 p.m. ESPN
Friday, Nov. 7 At Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8 At Indiana 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 Detroit 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15 Orlando 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Dallas 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21 Cleveland 8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 22 At Milwaukee 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25 Atlanta 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26 At Cleveland 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29 New Orleans 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 1 Miami 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 Los Angeles Lakers 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 5 Denver 7 p.m.  NBA TV
Sunday, Dec. 7 At Boston 1 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 8 Boston 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10 At Orlando 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12 Los Angeles Clippers 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14 Utah 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16 Minnesota 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19 At Miami 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21 Phoenix 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23 Chicago 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 25 At New York Noon  ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 27 Boston 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 29 At Houston 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 30 At Dallas 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 2 At Oklahoma City 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3 At San Antonio 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 5 At New Orleans 8 p.m.  NBA TV
Wednesday, Jan. 7 New York 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9 Chicago 8 p.m.  ESPN
Sunday, Jan. 11 At Atlanta 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13 San Antonio 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14 At Chicago 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 16 Brooklyn 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17 At Brooklyn 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 19 Philadelphia 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21 Oklahoma City 8 p.m.  ESPN
Saturday, Jan. 24 At Portland 10 p.m.  NBA TV
Sunday, Jan. 25 At Denver 8 p.m.  NBA TV
Tuesday, Jan. 27 At Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 At Phoenix 10:30 p.m.  ESPN
Saturday, Sat. 31 Toronto 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 2 Charlotte 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 At Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5 At Charlotte 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 Brooklyn 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9 Orlando 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 At Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20 Cleveland 8 p.m.  ESPN
Sunday, Feb. 22 At Detroit 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24 Golden State 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25 At Minnesota 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27 At Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28 Detroit 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3 At Chicago 8 p.m.
Friday, March 6 Miami 8 p.m.  ESPN
Saturday, March 7 At Milwaukee 8:30 p.m.
Monday, March 9 At Charlotte 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 12 Memphis 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 Sacramento 7 p.m.  NBA TV
Monday, March 16 Portland 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18 At Utah 10:30 p.m.  ESPN
Friday, March 20 At Los Angeles Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 At Sacramento  6 p.m.
Monday, March 23 At Golden State 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 Indiana 7 p.m.
Friday, March 27 Charlotte 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 Houston 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Friday, April 3 New York 7 p.m
Saturday, April 4 At Memphis 7 p.m
Wednesday, April 8 At Philadelphia 7 p.m
Friday, April 10 At Brooklyn 7:30 p.m
Sunday, April 12 Atlanta 6 p.m
Tuesday, April 14 At Indiana 8 p.m  TNT
Wednesday, April 15 At Cleveland 8 p.m
Jorge Castillo writes about the Washington Wizards.
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