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Nets 2013-14 Schedule: Month-by-Month Listings, Predictions and More

Jul 18, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; From left Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry during a press conference to introduce them as the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
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Alex KayCorrespondent IJune 24, 2016

The Brooklyn Nets have gone all-in on winning a championship next season, and now—with the 2013-14 NBA schedule finally released via NBA.com—the road to that goal has been revealed.

This tax-paying behemoth of a franchise reached new highs in both payroll and potential after acquiring future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade during the offseason.

In KG, Brooklyn finally has a frontcourt player who can lead the defense and punish the opposition for doubling Brook Lopez, while The Truth promises to stretch the floor and give the team a reliable scorer on the wing.

There was also a splash hire at coach, as Jason Kidd was offered the gig just weeks after retiring from the league as a player.

On paper, the Nets appear to have one of the most balanced lineups in the league and are primed to challenge for the conference crown next spring.

Will the club be able to live up to the hype and dethrone the Miami Heat, or will it wither under the weight of great expectations? Let’s take a look at the complete schedule, make some predictions and more for the Nets upcoming campaign.

 

2013-14 Brooklyn Nets Schedule

 

OctoberOpponentTime (ET)   
Wed 30@ Cleveland7:00 PM   

 

NovemberOpponentTime (ET)   
Fri 1vs Miami8:00 PM   
Sun 3@ Orlando6:00 PM   
Tue 5vs Utah7:30 PM   
Fri 8@ Washington7:00 PM   
Sat 9vs Indiana7:30 PM   
Wed 13@ Sacramento10:00 PM   
Fri 15@ Phoenix9:00 PM   
Sat 16@ L.A. Clippers10:30 PM   
Mon 18vs Portland7:30 PM   
Wed 20@ Charlotte7:00 PM   
Fri 22@ Minnesota8:00 PM   
Sun 24vs Detroit2:00 PM   
Tue 26@ Toronto7:00 PM   
Wed 27vs L.A. Lakers7:30 PM   
Fri 29@ Houston8:00 PM   
Sat 30@ Memphis8:00 PM   

 

DecemberOpponentTime (ET)   
Tue 3vs Denver7:30 PM   
Thu 5vs New York7:00 PM   
Sat 7@ Milwaukee8:30 PM   
Tue 10vs Boston7:30 PM   
Thu 12vs L.A. Clippers8:00 PM   
Fri 13@ Detroit7:30 PM   
Mon 16vs Philadelphia7:30 PM   
Wed 18vs Washington7:30 PM   
Fri 20@ Philadelphia7:00 PM   
Mon 23vs Indiana7:30 PM   
Wed 25vs Chicago12:00 PM   
Fri 27vs Milwaukee7:30 PM   
Sat 28@ Indiana7:00 PM   
Tue 31@ San Antonio7:00 PM   

 

JanuaryOpponentTime (ET)   
Thu 2@ Oklahoma City8:00 PM   
Sat 4vs Cleveland7:30 PM   
Mon 6vs Atlanta7:30 PM   
Wed 8vs Golden State7:30 PM   
Fri 10vs Miami8:00 PM   
Sat 11@ Toronto7:00 PM   
Thu 16@ Atlanta (in London)3:00 PM   
Mon 20@ New York2:30 PM   
Tue 21vs Orlando7:30 PM   
Fri 24vs Dallas7:30 PM   
Sun 26@ Boston6:30 PM   
Mon 27vs Toronto7:30 PM   
Fri 31vs Oklahoma City8:00 PM   

 

FebruaryOpponentTime (ET)   
Sat 1@ Indiana7:00 PM   
Mon 3vs Philadelphia7:30 PM   
Thu 6vs San Antonio8:00 PM   
Fri 7@ Detroit7:30 PM   
Sun 9vs New Orleans6:00 PM   
Wed 12vs Charlotte7:30 PM   
Thu 13@ Chicago8:00 PM   
Wed 19@ Utah9:00 PM   
Sat 22@ Golden State10:30 PM   
Sun 23@ L.A. Lakers9:00 PM   
Wed 26@ Portland10:00 PM   
Thu 27@ Denver10:30 PM   

 

MarchOpponentTime (ET)   
Sat 1@ Milwaukee8:30 PM   
Mon 3vs Chicago7:30 PM   
Wed 5vs Memphis7:30 PM   
Fri 7@ Boston7:30 PM   
Sun 9vs Sacramento6:00 PM   
Mon 10vs Toronto7:30 PM   
Wed 12@ Miami7:00 PM   
Sat 15@ Washington7:00 PM   
Mon 17vs Phoenix7:30 PM   
Wed 19vs Charlotte7:30 PM   
Fri 21vs Boston7:30 PM   
Sun 23@ Dallas7:30 PM   
Mon 24@ New Orleans8:00 PM   
Wed 26@ Charlotte7:00 PM   
Fri 28vs Cleveland7:30 PM   
Sun 30vs Minnesota6:00 PM   

 

AprilOpponentTime (ET)   
Tue 1vs Houston8:00 PM   
Wed 2@ New York7:00 PM   
Fri 4vs Detroit7:30 PM   
Sat 5@ Philadelphia7:30 PM   
Tue 8@ Miami8:00 PM   
Wed 9@ Orlando7:00 PM   
Fri 11vs Atlanta7:30 PM   
Sun 13vs Orlando6:00 PM   
Tue 15vs New York8:00 PM   
Wed 16@ Cleveland8:00 PM

 

Most Intriguing Matchups

Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks on 12/5

The Nets and Knicks rivalry finally began to flourish in 2012, something that makes perfect sense considering both organizations make their home in New York City and competed for the Atlantic Division title.

Expect that rivalry to crank up another notch during the first meeting in 2013, as both sides have reloaded this summer in preparation to make another postseason run.

The new-look Nets will definitely have their hands full against a Knickerbockers team that added Andrea Bargnani and Tim Hardaway Jr. to a lineup that earned the No. 2 seed in the East last year.

Another intriguing subplot is watching Coach Kidd facing his former team for the first time, although he will be on the sidelines and wearing a suit for this showdown.

Don’t be surprised if this goes down as one of the best matchups of the season and sets the stage for their additional epic battles in 2013-14.

 

Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics  on 12/10

This will be a tough homecoming for Pierce and Garnett, as the two Celtics legends will have to dress in the Garden’s visiting locker room, see the 2008 championship banner that they raised and get received by what could be a hostile crowd.

While we fully expect the two superstars to receive

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