Any time a professional sports league reveals its schedule for the upcoming season, bloggers, fans, and media pore over and craft their MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES lists. Generally, the types of games that constitute a “highlight” on the upcoming schedule are: rivalry games, games that fall on holidays (for some reason), season and home openers, season closers (there’s a .06% chance that it will be really important!), games against great teams and players, games where a newly-acquired or departed player first plays against a former team, etc.

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It’s good to be in New York. Despite missing the last postseason and being far from guaranteed a playoff spot this year, the Knicks have 23 nationally televised games in 2014-15. There should be tons to look forward to with this year’s team, and now that the NBA schedule has officially been released, we can let the countdown begin. Here’s how New York’s season shakes out:

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