Big difference: Hawks will play 19 nationally televised games

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and forward John Collins get together to begin the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /

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Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young and forward John Collins get together to begin the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /

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What a difference a historic playoff run had on the Hawks’ schedule.

The Hawks will have 19 nationally televised games during the 2021-22 season. That’s a dramatic leap from a combined 19 over the past two seasons, mostly NBA TV broadcasts. The NBA released its full schedule Friday, and the Hawks will play on ESPN nine times, NBA TV five times, TNT four times and ABC once. Clearly, the Hawks have captured national attention after making it to the Eastern Conference finals last season.

As announced earlier this week, the Hawks will open the season at home against the Mavericks on TNT and also will play on Christmas Day at the Knicks. The Hawks will play the Celtics three times and the Knicks, Mavericks, 76ers, Nets and Bucks twice in front of a national audience. They also have national games against the Pelicans, Magic, Bulls, Lakers, Raptors and Warriors. A Jan. 19 home game against the Bucks will be on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A Feb. 13 game at Boston will be a Saturday afternoon game on ABC.

The Hawks have a season-long six-game homestand from Jan. 24-Feb. 3 against the Bulls, Kings, Celtics, Lakers, Raptors and Suns. They also have a five-game homestand in November. They have a season-long six-game road trip from Dec. 29-Jan. 9 at the Bulls, Cavaliers, Trail Blazers, Kings, Lakers and Clippers.

Despite starting the season at home, the Hawks play four of their first six games on the road. The Hawks end the season with a two-game trip at the Heat and Rockets, with the regular-season finale April 10.

The schedule features an eight-day layoff for the All-Star break from Feb. 16-23.

The Hawks play 14 sets of back-to-backs, including two home/home, four home/road, five road/home and three road/road sets. They play every Western Conference team twice and each Eastern Conference opponent four times, except the Nets and Bucks (two home/one road) as well as the Pistons and 76ers (one home/two road).

Monday-Saturday home games will begin at 7:30 p.m. The schedule features several home games on Sundays with 6 p.m. start times.

Bally Sports Southeast will broadcast locally. A complete TV schedule will be released at a later date.

Hawks’ 2021-22 Schedule

Regular season

Oct. 21 vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m., TNT

Oct. 23 at Cleveland, 6 p.m.

Oct. 25 vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Oct. 28 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Oct. 30 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

Nov. 1 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 3 vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Nov. 4 vs. Utah, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 6 at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Nov. 8 at Golden State, 10 p.m.

Nov. 9 at Utah, 9 p.m.

Nov. 12 at Denver, 9 p.m.

Nov. 14 vs. Milwaukee, 6 p.m.

Nov. 15 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 20 vs. Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 24 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 26 at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Nov. 27 vs. New York, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1 at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Dec. 3 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 5 vs. Charlotte, 6 p.m.

Dec. 6 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dec. 10 vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 13 vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15 at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Dec. 17 vs. Denver, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

Dec. 23 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Dec. 25 at New York, Noon, ESPN

Dec. 27 vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

Dec. 29 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Dec. 31 at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 3 at Portland 10 p.m.

Jan. 5 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Jan. 7 at LA Lakers, 10 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 9 at LA Clippers, 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 12 vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14 at Miami, 8 p.m.

Jan. 15 vs. New York, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 17 vs. Milwaukee, 6 p.m., TNT

Jan. 19 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 21 vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Jan. 24 vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 vs. Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 28 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 30 vs. LA Lakers, 1 p.m.

Feb. 1 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 3 vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

Feb. 6 at Dallas, 6 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 8 vs. Indiana, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 11 vs. San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 13 at Boston, 2 p.m., ABC

Feb. 15 vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 16 at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Feb. 24 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Feb. 26 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 1 at Boston, 7:30 p.m., TNT

March 4 at Washington, 7 p.m.

March 7 at Detroit, 7 p.m.

March 9 at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

March 11 vs. LA Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

March 13 vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.

March 14 vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m.

March 16 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

March 18 vs. Memphis, 7:30 p.m.

March 20 vs. New Orleans, 6 p.m.

March 22 at New York, 7:30 p.m., TNT

March 23 at Detroit, 7 p.m.

March 25 vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

March 28 at Indiana, 7 p.m.

March 30 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

April 2 vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

April 5 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

April 6 vs. Washington, 8 p.m.

April 8 at Miami, 8 p.m.

April 10 at Houston, TBD

Exhibition games

Oct 4 at Miami, 7:30 p.m., BSSE

Oct. 6 vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m., BSSE

Oct. 9 at Memphis, 8 p.m., BSSE

Oct. 14 vs. Miami, 7 p.m., BSSE