Here are some notes and numbers on the Wizards' 2017-18 regular season schedule, which was released on Monday...
The Wizards play 23 weekend home games. That breaks down as 11 on Fridays, seven on Saturdays and five on Sundays. Last season they played 18 home games on the weekend.
The Wizards play 18 games on national TV this season. When the 2016-17 schedule was first released, they were only guaranteed five nationally televised games. Here is how those national TV games break down by opponent and network:
By opponent: Celtics (4), Cavs (3), Sixers (3), Lakers (1), Grizzlies (1), Pistons (1), Thunder (1), Bucks (1), Warriors (1), Raptors (1), Spurs (1).
By network: ESPN (10), TNT (7), ABC (1)
There are 15 back-to-back sets on the Wizards' schedule, down from 16 the year before. The league average this season is 14.4 back-to-backs. That puts the Wizards slightly above average, but it's lower than it has been in the past and that is by design. The NBA is starting the season earlier this year in order to spread games out and give players more rest.
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Washington's longest road trip will be five games over 11 days from Jan. 17 through Jan. 27.
The Wizards' longest homestand will be five games over the course of 10 days from Jan. 6 through Jan. 15.
This year the Wizards will open at home for the first time in six years. The last time they opened in D.C. was 2011 to begin the 2011-12 season. This year they will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 18.
There are four holidays where the Wizards will have games: Christmas at Boston, New Year's Eve vs. Chicago, Martin Luther King Day vs. Milwaukee and Valentine's Day at New York.
Not once will the Wizards play four games in five nights. They only did so once last year, but in previous seasons that workload was commonplace.
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