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Lakers to be well represented on national television schedule

August 07, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Steve Nash and the Lakers will be featured in 29 nationally broadcast games this season.
Steve Nash and the Lakers will be featured in 29 nationally broadcast games… (Ronald Martinez / Getty…)

If the Lakers are rebuilding, they'll do it in front of a national television audience.

The Lakers will play five games on ABC, 10 apiece on TNT and ESPN and four on NBA TV -- a total of 29 nationally televised games.

Kobe Bryant may be a question mark as he recovers from a torn Achilles. Dwight Howard is gone and both Steve Nash (back, hamstring and hip) and Pau Gasol (knees) are still rehabbing from their own ailments.

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Still, the Lakers remain a draw for the NBA.

The Clippers will also make 29 national appearances. Only the Chicago Bulls (33), New York Knicks (33) and Oklahoma City Thunder (30) are scheduled to appear nationally than the two Los Angeles teams.

The Lakers will host the Clippers on opening night (Oct. 29) at Staples Center.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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