With the acquisition of Deron Williams, the New Jersey Nets were finally put back on national television. This season, the first for the Brooklyn Nets, will feature 17 games, broadcasted on networks of TNT, ESPN and NBA TV.
November 1, 2012 (7 PM EST) - Nets vs New York Knicks (TNT)
This game might be the most anticipated for the Nets fans this season. Metropolitan rivals, now distanced only 6 miles apart, will face off for NYC dominance. A lot of pressure is put on the Brooklyn team's shoulders: win over the Brooklyn crowd with a victory, or put the "same old Nets" label back on their backs with a loss.
November 5, 2012 (7:30 PM EST) - Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA TV)
November 15, 2012 (8 PM EST) - Nets vs Boston Celtics (TNT)
The first of 4(!) showdowns on national TV between the Celtics and the Nets. The two teams are similarly built, and the competitiveness level should be at its best in this game.
November 28, 2012 (7:30 PM EST) - Nets @ Boston Celtics (NBA TV)
First televised away game for the Nets, as they meet up against the Celtics at the TD Garden.
December 1, 2012 (7:30 PM EST) - Nets @ Miami Heat (NBA TV)
The Nets will battle the defending champions in Miami. It will be interesting to see how Brooklyn will match up the strength and versatile Miami squad. The depth of the bench will be something to watch for in this game, as it could be the key to a Nets win.
December 11, 2012 (7 PM EST) - Nets vs New York Knicks (ESPN)
In the first game broadcasted by ESPN, the Nets will have a rematch with the Knicks. Depending on the outcome of the first game, Brooklyn will either have to defend their reputation in the eyes of the New York City crowd, or look to take a 2-0 lead in the regular series.
December 19, 2012 (7 PM EST) - Nets @ New York Knicks (ESPN)
This game will be the first trip of the Brooklyn team to the Garden, where Deron Williams has brightened up the lights with his superb three-point shooting during his last visit.
December 25, 2012 (12 PM EST) - Nets vs Boston Celtics (ESPN)
In 2002, the last time the Nets played on Christmas Day, they defeated the Celtics by a margin of 36 points. Brooklyn will be hoping for the same outcome as the Barclays Center will host its first Christmas game.
January 21, 2013 (3:30 PM EST) - Nets @ New York Knicks (NBA TV)
Nets and Knicks meet for the last time, all in the span of some 80 days of the regular season.
January 28, 2013 (7:30 PM EST) - Nets vs Orlando Magic (NBA TV)
This game would have been far more interesting if Dwight Howard was still in Orlando, but it is nevertheless awkward, as the organization that was close (very, to say the least) to giving Howard away to Brooklyn, faces off the Nets at Barclays Center.
January 30, 2013 (8 PM EST) - Nets vs Miami Heat (ESPN)
LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh come to Barclays Center for their first and last time this season, should be a great game once again.
February 10, 2013 (8 PM EST) - Nets vs San Antonio Spurs (ESPN)
Two teams with similar tactics of recruiting foreign talent will meet in Brooklyn. Nets fans will have to go through national TV withdrawal, as this will be the only game televised in February.
March 1, 2013 (8 PM EST) - Nets vs Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)
Nets and the Mavs face off in the first televised game since Deron Williams chose Brooklyn over Dallas. With a victory the Nets will be sort of "rubbing it in" the face of Dallas management, so this game will be pretty exciting.
March 20, 2013 (8 PM EST) - Nets @ Dallas Mavericks (ESPN)
Same exciting action as the previous game, except that this time a Dallas loss would hurt more.
March 27, 2013 (10:30 PM EST) - Nets @ Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN)
A game with no intrigue in sight, but should be a great matchup lineup-wise.
April 4, 2013 (7 PM EST) - Nets vs Chicago Bulls (TNT)
If Derrick Rose is healthy, this should be a great game for point guard lovers.
April 10, 2013 (8 PM EST) - Nets vs Boston Celtics (ESPN)
Last televised regular season game for the Nets. This one could determine the fate of the division championship, as Brooklyn battles Boston for the last time.
This season will certainly be exciting for Nets fans, as they will be able to see their team on national TV every month. It must be pointed out that there are a lot more home games televised, which points to a possible popularity spike of the Nets in the eyes of the public.
Lets hope that the amount of times the national public will see the Nets will reflect positively on the team, and the fans can finally see some good results.