It’s here! It’s finally here! Oh, wait … it’s not here?That noise is just the schedule? We still have to wait 75 days until we see the Nuggets and Ty Lawson race up and down the court?
Damn, I guess the dark days of summer continue. After the post schedule release explosion on Twitter, it’s hard to believe NBA games didn’t start today.
I admit it though, it’s still exciting to see exactly how the Nuggets will attempt to make their way back to playoffs. The quest for a Western Conference playoff berth starts against Detroit at the Pepsi Center on Oct. 29, and it only gets more exciting from there.
So, what did we learn today? First, the Nuggets are facing a total of 21 back-to-backs this season, seven more than than the 14 they had last year.
After going only 3-11 in the second game of a back-to-back last season, head coach Brian Shaw will need the Nuggets to be better in the 2014-15 season if they want to reach the playoffs.
Besides that, the schedule seems really average for the team. Their longest home streak will be five straight at the Pepsi Center, and their longest road trip will also be five games.
As of right now, there are 12 nationally televised games for the Nuggets: Cleveland twice, at Indiana, Washington twice, at Toronto, Miami, Houston, at Los Angeles Lakers (always fun whooping them on national TV), at Oklahoma City, at Portland, and at Golden State (12 includes NBA TV games, there are only five on TNT/ESPN).
LeBron James will make his only visit to the Pepsi Center early in the season, as the new look Cavaliers head to Denver on Feb. 7. The defending champion San Antonio Spurs will be visiting twice, on Dec. 14 and Jan. 20 (of course, on the second leg of a back-to-back both times).
Last, the Nuggets-Thunder brewing rivalry will continue in Denver on Nov. 19 and Feb. 9. You can find the full schedule here.
We’ve got a lot to look forward to Nuggets fans. So sit tight through these next 75 days, and when you get antsy just check back here as we’ll have continuous Nuggets coverage to make the time go a little quicker.