OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 15: Forward Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies to advance to the Western Conference Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The official 2012-13 NBA schedule has been released, and the Oklahoma City Thunder will find themselves profiled 30 times on national television when all is said and done. The team is a highlight reel waiting to happen, which is why the team is likely going to be a major draw no matter where they go and play.
Kevin Arnovitz says that Anthony Davis' arrival into the league after being the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft is a major reason to watch on its own, but his first game is against one of the premiere teams in the league and should make it one of the top games on the calendar.
"Davis projects as one of the best defensive players of his generation," writes Arnovitz. "A home date against an offensive juggernaut like the Thunder will be Davis' first graduate-level exam in the defensive arts. We'll be waiting for that first switch when Davis -- as sound a perimeter defender as big men come -- finds himself face-to-face with Kevin Durant."
The game in question will be played on November 16.
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The official regular season schedule is out for the 2012-13 NBA calendar and the Oklahoma CIty Thunder are feeling pretty good about several things -- from their relative lack of back-to-backs to their 30 appearances on national television. The team is clearly poised to not only stay fresh all season long but take advantage of a lot of face time on the tube.
Royce Young of the Daily Thunder has a great breakdown of the schedule that's worth reading from the easiest to the most difficult month and several games that you must watch. But perhaps the most interesting is discussing how the Thunder will receive more rest between contests than most teams.
Young writes, "Fifteen back-to-backs for the Thunder this season, which puts them on the lower end of things compared to the rest of the league. Only Orlando has less (13). Last season OKC had nineteen in the original 82-game schedule. The season starts on a back-to-back though, which is kind of weird."
The Thunder own one of the most talented and youngest line-ups in the league, so it's interesting that already athletic team garnered such a schedule.
Check out a complete printable schedule here.
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Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder begin their quest for an NBA Championship on November 1st against the San Antonio Spurs and will have a Finals rematch with the Miami Heat on Christmas Day.