Here is the whole Knicks schedule for next season. Here it is laid out differently at KnicksNow. Here are some facts about it:
- Yeap, it is a schedule.
- The home and season opener is on the second day of the NBA season, October 30 against the Bucks. The road opener is the next night in Chicago HEY SEASON-OPENING HOME-AND-AWAY BACK-TO-BACK WHAT THE HELL GUYS
- Christmas: vs. Oklahoma City at 2:30 PM. Martin Luther King Day matinee is the Nets!
- Other Nets games: December 5 at Brooklyn, April 2 at home, April 15 at Brooklyn. So, after a top-heavy schedule against the Nets last year, this one's bottom-heavy. So, uh, depending on seeding and whatnot the last two games might not matter very much.
- Long road trips, in chronological order: November 23-29 (WAS, POR, LAC, DEN); December 28-January 5 (TOR, then the Texas triangle to ring in the new year); February 18-22 (MEM, NOP, ORL, ATL); March 25-31 (LAL, SAC, PHO, GSW UTA).
- That west coast swing at the end of March is the longest road trip (five games). February and March are both pretty road-heavy. On the other hand, the longest home stand is EIGHT GAMES (and 11 out of 12) between the end of January and beginning of February.
- I see only one four-in-five-nights stretch, toward the end of February at Orlando, at Atlanta, home against Dallas, then at Miami. Update: Nope, there is also a four-in-five in early December against the Cavs, Bulls, Celtics, and Hawks. UPDATE NOPE THREE ARE THREE I'M GONNA STOP NOW
- 2013 ends with a home-and-home against the Raptors, Andrea Bargnani.
- No word about national TV games yet, but it's kinda easy to guess.
- There will be seven preseason games, but they have not been announced yet.
- Playoff opponents have not been announced yet, either.
- MSG just sent out a press release about this that also mentions that the SKYBRIDGES will be introduced this season. SKYBRIDGES.
I haven't counted back-to-backs yet, but there are certainly some (Update: 18 of 'em). What else do you notice?
Knicks will, officially, host the Heat at 8:30 PM on the eve of the Super Bowl. Clubs, get ready.— Jonah Kaner (@JonahKaner) August 6, 2013
They also play on Tu B'Shevat. RUH ROH!
Chris Herring says it's four four-games-in-five-nights stretches, so just never listen to me. I initially said there was only one! What an idiot! Also: 16 Friday games :(