The NBA has released its television schedules for ABC, ESPN and TNT. The Mavs will make their first national television appearance on Oct. 30 at home against those Ron Artest Rockets on TNT.
Another highlighted game is on Christmas Night. The Mavs will be in Portland to take on Greg Oden and the up-and-coming Trail Blazers on TNT.
The Mavs will make seven appearances on TNT, tied for sixth-most in the league. The Cavs, Lakers and Suns make the most appearances with 10 each.
The Mavs' full schedule will be out shortly.
-- Jeff Caplan