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Nets hit the prime time: Brooklyn has 12 national TV games

The Brooklyn Nets introduced their new backcourt of

The Brooklyn Nets introduced their new backcourt of Deron Williams, left, and Joe Johnson at a press conference and later at a pep rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. (July 13, 2012) (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The Nets are about to truly hit the national scene in a few months.

Spurred by all the buzz they've been creating, the Nets are on tap to be on national television 12 times -- excluding games on NBATV -- during the 2012-13 campaign. They're scheduled to be on ESPN nine times and will be shown on TNT three times during their inaugural season at the Barclays Center.

Last season, the Nets didn't appear on either channel.

Besides opening up at home against the Knicks, as Newsday first reported yesterday, there are several intriguing matchups that dot the Nets' 2012-13 schedule, which was released tonight.

Brooklyn will host the Celtics on Nov. 15 in nationally-televised action. Kevin Durant and the Thunder make their only trip to Brooklyn on Dec. 4. The defending champion Heat visit Jan. 30 and the Lakers come to town Feb. 5.

Here's the rest of the schedule. Home games are in bold:

November

1 vs. Knicks (TNT), 7 p.m.

3 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

5 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

7 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

9 at Orlando, 7 p.m. 

11 vs. Orlando, 3 p.m.

13 vs. Cleveland, 7:30

15 vs. Boston (TNT), 8 p.m.

18 at Sacramento, 6 p.m.

20 at Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

21 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

23 vs. L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

25 vs. Portland, 3 p.m.

28 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

30 at Orlando, 7 p.m.

December

1 at Miami 7:30, p.m.

4 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m.

7 vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m.

9 vs. Milwaukee, 6 p.m.

11 vs. Knicks (ESPN), 7 p.m.

12 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

14  vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

15 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

18 vs. Utah, 7:30 p.m.

19 at Knicks (ESPN), 7 p.m.

23 vs. Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

25 vs. Boston (ESPN), noon

26 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

28 vs. Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

29 vs. Cleveland 7:30 p.m.

31 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

January

2 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

4 at Washington 7 p.m.

5 vs. Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.

8 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

11 vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.

13 vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.

15 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

16 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

18 vs. Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

21 at Knicks, 3:30 p.m.

23 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

25 at Memphis, 8 p.m.

26 at Houston, 8 p.m.

28 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

30 vs. Miami (ESPN), 8 p.m.

February

1 vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

5 vs. Lakers 7:30

6 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

8 at Washington, 7 p.m.

10 vs. San Antonio (ESPN), 8 p.m.

11 at Indiana, 7 p.m.

13 vs. Denver, 7:30 p.m.

19 vs. Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

20 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

22 vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.

24 vs. Memphis, 3:30 p.m.

26 at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

March

1 vs. Dallas, (ESPN) 8 p.m.

2 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

6 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

8 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

9 at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

11 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

12 vs. New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.

17 vs. Atlanta, 8 p.m.

18 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

20 at Dallas (ESPN), 8 p.m.

23 at Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

24 at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

27 at Portland (ESPN), 10:30 p.m.

29 at Denver, 9 p.m.

30 at Utah, 9 p.m.

April

3 at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

4 vs. Chicago (TNT), 7 p.m.

6 vs. Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

9 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

10 at Boston (ESPN), 8 p.m.

12 at Indiana, 7 p.m.

14 at Toronto, 3:30 p.m.

15 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

17 vs. Detroit, 8 p.m. 

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