Mavericks Announce 2011-12 Season Schedule
For Immediate Release
December 6, 2011
DALLAS -- The defending World Champion Dallas Mavericks announced their 2011-12 season schedule today, which includes nine games on ESPN, eight on TNT, six on NBATV, three on ABC and six on ESPN Radio.
The Mavericks begin their 32nd season hosting the Miami Heat on Christmas Day in a rematch of The Finals televised on ABC. Prior to tipoff, the team will raise its NBA Championship banner. It also marks their 11th season at the American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks' nine ESPN telecasts include January 11 at Boston, January 18 at the L.A. Clippers, January 29 vs. San Antonio, February 1 vs. Oklahoma City, February 22 vs. the L.A. Lakers, March 30 at Orlando, April 13 at Portland and April 21 at Chicago.
Dallas will play on TNT seven times. Those games are at Oklahoma City (December 29), at the L.A. Lakers (January 16), at Utah (January 19), vs. Boston (February 20), at Phoenix (March 8), at Denver (March 19), at Miami (March 29) and at Golden State (April 12).
Dallas also has six televised games on NBATV. They are January 2 vs. Oklahoma City, March 5 at Oklahoma City, March 9 at Sacramento, March 10 at Golden State, March 17 vs. San Antonio and March 24 at Houston.
Aside from the Christmas game vs. Miami, the two remaining games on ABC are at New York (February 19) and at the L.A. Lakers (April 15).
ESPN Radio broadcasts six games this season. They are vs. Miami (December 25), at Utah (January 19), at New York (February 19), vs. the L. A. Lakers (March 21), at Miami (March 29) and at the L.A. Lakers (April 15).
The remaining portion of the Mavericks' local television schedule for games on Fox Sports Southwest, TXA 21 and HDNet will be released at a later date. All games can be heard on ESPN 103.3 FM and on KFLC (1270 AM) in Spanish.
Mark Followill, former Mavericks guard Derek Harper and Jeff "Skin" Wade return for all the Mavericks telecasts. Chuck Cooperstein and former Dallas guard Brad Davis call all the action on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM, while Victor Villalba is back as the play-by-play voice for the Spanish broadcasts on 1270 AM KFLC.
After playing four games in December, the Mavericks have their busiest month in January as they play a franchise-high 18 games. That month they face plenty of playoff teams from a season ago including Oklahoma City, San Antonio (twice), New Orleans (twice), Boston and the L.A. Lakers. It also features the first of the team's two four-game road trips.
In February, the team plays seven of its 14 games against Eastern Conference opponents. The Mavs find themselves playing 10 of their 17 games in March on the road including a back-to-back-to-back at Phoenix (March 8), at Sacramento (March 9) and at Golden State (March 10). Then in April, Dallas heads west for its other four game trip playing at Golden State (April 12), at Portland (April 13), at the L.A. Lakers (April 15) and at Utah (April 16).
The Mavericks have 22 back-to-backs this season, which includes the back-to-back-to-back as two of them. In total, six of them begin at home and conclude on the road, eight are on the road, six are road-home and two are at home.
For information on full season, half and mini packages, call 214-747-MAVS for the best available seating and ticket plans in the American Airlines Center.