OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 13, 2014 – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced its 2014-15 regular season schedule today, including the team’s home opener on Saturday, Nov. 1, against the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder tips-off the upcoming season on the road in a match-up against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 29.
Regionally, 70 of the Thunder's 82 regular season games will be broadcast on FOX Sports Oklahoma, which reaches viewers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska. All games can be heard via the Thunder Radio Network, led by flagship station WWLS-FM (98.1 FM) The Sports Animal in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City is scheduled to appear on national television 32 times during the 2014-15 season. ABC will feature the Thunder on six occasions, including a Christmas matinee against the Spurs in San Antonio. Additionally, Oklahoma City is set to make nine TNT and 10 ESPN appearances during the course of the 2014-15 season. NBA TV will also feature the Thunder on at least seven occasions.
The Thunder will once again continue its tradition of family-friendly scheduling this season with 24 home games set to be played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All 11 of the team’s Sunday home contests will be played during the afternoon or a 6 p.m. early-evening format.
For the seventh consecutive season, the Thunder will be at home on the final night of the year when it hosts the Phoenix Suns as part of Oklahoma City’s Opening Night celebration.
During the 2014-15 season, the Thunder will compete in three four-game home stands beginning with a weeklong slate of games in Oklahoma City starting Nov. 21 versus the Brooklyn Nets, followed by games against the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 23, the Utah Jazz on Nov. 26 and the New York Knicks on Nov. 28. Oklahoma City’s longest road trip of the year is a five-game stretch in late January, all against Eastern Conference opponents (Jan. 18 at Orlando – Jan. 25 at Cleveland).
The Thunder will compete in 18 sets of back-to-backs during the 2014-15 season, two of which will be played in the opening week of the season.
Single-game tickets for the entire regular season will go on sale at a later date, closer to the start of the season.