Even without LeBron James to sell tickets, the Miami Heat will get 20 nationally televised games (if you include NBA TV) throughout the 2014-15 NBA regular season.
The Heat will appear on national TV the first time after six games on Nov. 9 at the Dallas Mavericks on NBA TV. The Heat play on ESPN in its next outing vs the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 12. In all, the Heat will play four games on NBA TV, nine on ESPN, two on ABC and five on TNT.
All four of the team’s games against the Cleveland Cavaliers will be on national television, with ESPN getting the first three and TNT getting the last matchup.
The longest Miami will go without playing on national TV will be 19 days between Nov. 20 and Dec. 10.
Here is the complete list of nationally televised games for the Heat:
Nov. 9 @ Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 PM ET, NBA TV
Nov. 12 vs Indiana Pacers, 7:30 PM ET, ESPN
Nov. 20 vs Los Angeles Clippers, 8 PM ET, TNT
Dec. 10 @ Denver Nuggets, 10:30 PM ET, ESPN
Dec. 25 vs Cleveland Cavaliers, 5 PM ET, ESPN
Dec. 27 vs Memphis Grizzlies, 7:30 PM ET, NBA TV
Jan. 8 @ Portland Trail Blazers, 10:30 PM ET, TNT
Jan. 25 @ Chicago Bulls, 1 PM ET, ABC
Jan. 30 vs Dallas Mavericks, 8 PM ET, ESPN
Feb. 6 @ San Antonio Spurs, 9:30 PM ET, ESPN
Feb. 11 @ Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 PM ET, ESPN
Feb. 27 @ New Orleans Pelicans, 8 PM ET, ESPN
March 2 vs Phoenix Suns, 7:30 PM ET, NBA TV
March 4 vs Los Angeles Lakers, 8 PM, ESPN
March 6 @ Washington Wizards, 8 PM ET, ESPN
March 16 vs Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 PM ET, ESPN
March 31 vs San Antonio Spurs, 8 PM ET, TNT
April 2 @ Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 PM ET, TNT
April 9 vs Chicago Bulls, 8 PM ET, TNT
April 11 vs Toronto Raptors, 7:30 PM ET, NBA TV