INDIANAPOLIS - The Pacers will appear on national television 17 times this season, the NBA announced Monday.
Indiana has eight games on ESPN, two on TNT and seven on NBA TV.
The reigning Central Division champs will face two-time defending champion Miami at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Dec. 10 and March 26. The Chicago Bulls come to town Nov. 6 and March 21. Indiana also will host Brooklyn on Nov. 9. Western Conference champion San Antonio visits Indy on March 31, and Oklahoma City comes to town April 13.
The Pacers open the season Oct. 29 by hosting Orlando, featuring No. 2 overall pick and former Indiana University star Victor Oladipo. They also will host Washington on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. and Cleveland at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
The Pacers will play a total of 15 home games on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.