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San Antonio Spurs: ESPN games on 2018-19 schedule

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Pau Gasol #16 and LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs shake hands during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 29, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Pau Gasol #16 and LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs shake hands during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on November 29, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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When will the San Antonio Spurs play on ESPN in the 2018-19 NBA season?

The 2018-19 season will arrive soon for the San Antonio Spurs, as the regular season starts in the middle of October. It’s the potential redemption campaign for the Silver and Black, who dealt with an injured and unhappy Kawhi Leonard in 2017-18, and faced a first round exit from the Golden State Warriors, for the second consecutive year, in the postseason.

With changes to the roster, including the arrivals of DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl, and the loss of Leonard and Tony Parker, it altered expectations for the Spurs in the crowded Western Conference. Thus, their national exposure might not be what it was in the past.

However, San Antonio will still play nationally throughout the 2018-19 season, with games on ESPN, NBA TV, and TNT. ESPN will broadcast nine of these games, but when in the season? Let’s take a look:

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  • Wednesday, Oct. 31 vs. Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN): A low-level game for the Spurs on national television.
  • Friday, Nov. 30 vs. Houston Rockets at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN): Chris Paul, James Harden and Carmelo Anthony will make this a star-studded affair in late November.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 @ Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN): Any game against LeBron James‘ Lakers will draw viewership throughout the season.
  • Friday, Jan. 18 @ Minnesota Timberwolves at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN): A rematch of the Opening Night game.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 @ Philadelphia 76ers at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN): A trip to the City of Brotherly Love could see the Spurs against a Sixers team that takes a step up from last season.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 @ Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN): A mid-season game against a healthy Warriors squad could provide trouble.
  • Friday, Feb. 22 @ Toronto Raptors at 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN): This is DeMar DeRozan’s return game in Toronto.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27 vs. Detroit Pistons at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN): San Antonio has the frontcourt of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin to contend with.
  • Monday, Mar. 18 vs. Golden State Warriors at 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPN): A late season matchup against the Warriors could pose issues.

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These nine games will spread out through the 2018-19 season, starting from October and ending in March. With games against the Lakers, Raptors, Rockets and Warriors, it should make for a busy schedule.

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