Good or bad, Lakers and Knicks keep getting TV love

Good or bad, Lakers and Knicks keep getting TV love

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Good or bad, Lakers and Knicks keep getting TV love

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Last week, the NBA announced the scheduled national TV games for the 2015-16 season and to no one’s surprise the Los Angeles Lakers remained as one of the teams getting the most exposure with 19 contests on ESPN, ABC and TNT.

In high times and low times, L.A. will be on TV. Just look at the numbers.

The Lakers’ scheduled national TV games/wins ratio is by far the best in the league in the last five years. The Knicks, another struggling big city franchise, are a distant second with Miami way behind at No. 3.

TV games * Wins ** Ratio
1. LA Lakers 120 191 0.628
2. New York 99 186 0.532
3. Miami 119 261 0.455
4. Chicago 108 255 0.423
5. Oklahoma City 105 266 0.394
6. LA Clippers 87 241 0.360
7. Boston 71 201 0.353
8. Dallas 72 233 0.309
9. Denver 60 211 0.284
10. San Antonio 77 286 0.269
11. Golden State 60 224 0.267
12. Portland 56 214 0.261
13. Orlando 40 157 0.254
14. Phoenix 43 185 0.232
15. Cleveland 32 150 0.213
16. Houston 46 232 0.198
17. Brooklyn 34 177 0.192
18. Utah 30 181 0.165
19. Minnesota 15 130 0.115
20. Atlanta 24 226 0.106
21. Philadelphia 15 147 0.102
22. Memphis 24 248 0.096
23. Indiana 20 222 0.090
24. Washington 14 162 0.086
25. New Orleans 11 173 0.063
26. Sacramento 8 131 0.061
27. Charlotte 6 138 0.043
28. Milwaukee 7 160 0.043
29. Detroit 6 145 0.041
30. Toronto 5 176 0.028

(*) Scheduled national TV games on ESPN, ABC and TNT from 2010-11 to 2014-15. Source: SportsMediaWatch and SB Nation. (**) Regular seasons wins since 2010-11.

Now let’s take a look at how the 30 NBA teams fared in terms of national TV exposure compared to their ranking in the W-L column in the past five seasons.

Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics

Brooklyn Nets

Charlotte Hornets

Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers

Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers

Memphis Grizzlies

Miami Heat

Milwaukee Bucks

Minnesota Timberwolves

New Orleans Pelicans

New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder

Orlando Magic

Philadelphia 76ers

Phoenix Suns

Portland Trail Blazers

Sacramento Kings

San Antonio Spurs

Toronto Raptors

Utah Jazz

Washington Wizards

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