FOX Sports Detroit to televise 80 Pistons regular season games


The Detroit Pistons released their local television schedule for the 2013-2014 NBA season. 80 of the team's 82 games will be carried on FOX Sports Detroit.

On Wednesday, the Pistons announced that they will have 80 of the team's 82 regular season games televised by FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports Plus in 2013-2014. The only two games that will not be televised by FOX Sports Detroit will be on ESPN -- Nov. 15 at Sacramento and Feb. 5 at Orlando.

12 games will air on FOX Sports Plus due to conflict with the Detroit Red Wings -- Nov. 27 vs. Chicago, Dec. 10 vs. Minnesota, Dec. 21 vs. Houston, Dec. 28 at Washington, Dec. 30 vs. Washington, Jan. 18 at Washington, Jan. 24 vs. New Orleans, Jan. 28 vs. Orlando, Feb. 26 at San Antonio, Mar. 7 at Minnesota, Mar. 29 at Philadelphia, and Apr. 5 at Boston.

In addition to the 80 regular season games, FOX Sports Detroit will air two preseason games -- Oct. 22 vs. Washington and Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota.

Highlights of the schedule via the team's official press release:

Highlights of the regular-season broadcast schedule include four games against LeBron James and the NBA Champion Miami HEAT (December 3, December 8, February 3, March 28), four meetings with Derrick Rose, and the Chicago Bulls (November 27, December 7, March 5, April 11) and four games featuring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets (November 24, December 13, February 7, April 4). FSD will also air two games featuring Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers (January 20, March 22), Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers (November 27, November 29) and two games featuring Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder (November 8, April 16).

"With a record 80 regular-season telecasts for a second straight season and our comprehensive pre- and postgame coverage on PISTONS LIVE, our commitment and passion for the Pistons is greater than ever. Fans are going to have fun with this squad, this is a really engaging team," said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. "Led by a pair of Michigan Sports Hall of Famers in George Blaha and Greg Kelser, our announcers, reporters and production team are devoted to delivering Pistons fans some of the best coverage throughout the NBA - all in illustrious high-definition."

The Pistons also announced their radio broadcast schedule. 79 games will air on 97.1 FM The Ticket and three games will be carried on WWJ 950 AM -- Nov. 24 at Brooklyn, Dec. 8 vs. Miami, and Dec. 16 at Indiana.

Of course, for all the out of towners, there's NBA League Pass, and two extra games on NBA TV -- Feb. 8 vs. Denver and Mar. 9 at Boston.

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