ATLANTA, GA —– The National Basketball Association today released its 2013-14 season schedule and announced the Atlanta Hawks will open the season on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at Dallas before returning to Atlanta for its home opener on Friday, Nov. 1st against Toronto at Philips Arena.
Every Hawks game will be aired live on the Hawks radio flagship, SportsRadio 92.9 The Game, with The Voice of the Hawks Steve Holman calling the action. The Hawks’ local TV schedule will be released at a later date. The Hawks will appear on at least six national broadcasts: ESPN will televise three games (Nov. 13th versus New York, March 5th at Portland and April 16th at Milwaukee) and NBA TV will also air three (Jan. 16th versus Brooklyn in London as part of NBA Global Games London 2014, Feb. 22nd versus New York and March 15th versus Denver).
The 82-game schedule consists of 41 home and 41 road games. The Hawks will face each Eastern Conference opponent four times (twice at Philips Arena and twice on the road) with the exception of Brooklyn (one home in London, two road), Cleveland (two home, one road), Milwaukee (one home, two road) and Philadelphia (two home, one road). Each Western Conference opponent will play the Hawks twice, once at Philips Arena and once on the road.
The Hawks will host a season-high four consecutive home games (Dec. 4-13) and seven-of-eight (Dec. 4-20) at Philips Arena in December, including visits from the Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 4), Oklahoma City (Dec. 10) and the Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 16).
This year’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday game is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20th against the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat at 5:30 p.m. Four days later on Friday, Jan. 24th, the Western Conference Champions, the San Antonio Spurs, visit Atlanta.
With the exception of the Nov. 13th game against New York on ESPN, the Jan. 16th against Brooklyn (in London) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday game against Miami on Jan. 20th, all Hawks home games will start at 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Hawks Memberships are on-sale now and include seats to every Hawks game at Philips Arena as well as exclusive events and tailored benefits. Also, back by popular demand, Hawks fans will be able to customize partial season ticket packages by building their own Flex plan. Flex plan deposits are now being accepted for priority access with plans going on-sale beginning August 20. Call 1-866-715-1500 for more information on Membership, Flex Plans and Group Sales. Individual games for the upcoming 2013-14 season will go on sale in September at www.hawks.com/tickets, the Philips Arena box office or at all Ticketmaster locations.