Hornets announce television schedule

Associated Press photo by KERRY MALONEYNew Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson is flanked by draft picks Austin Rivers, left, and Anthony Davis last month. Davis was the first pick in the 2012 NBA draft Thursday night. Rivers was picked 10th. Rivers' adjustment to the NBA is beginning with his preparations for the Hornets' summer league games.
Associated Press photo by KERRY MALONEYNew Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson is flanked by draft picks Austin Rivers, left, and Anthony Davis last month. Davis was the first pick in the 2012 NBA draft Thursday night. Rivers was picked 10th. Rivers' adjustment to the NBA is beginning with his preparations for the Hornets' summer league games.

New Orleans — The New Orleans Hornets and Fox Sports New Orleans have announced the broadcast schedule that will feature 75 live regular- season games.

The schedule, which includes 38 home and 37 road games, begins with the Oct. 31 home opener against San Antonio and ends with the finale in Dallas on April 17.

Highlights include both games against league champion Miami on Dec. 8 in Miami and March 29 in New Orleans. Also being televised are all four games against Western Conference champion Oklahoma City (Nov. 16, Dec. 1, Dec. 12 and Feb. 27) and all four games against the Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 5, Jan. 29, Mar. 6, Apr. 9).

Joel Meyers and David Wesley begin their first season as the Hornets’ play-by-play and color analyst.

Jennifer Hale will be in her first season as the sideline reporter.