Originally Posted by Eddy from Austin
There's only 3 NBA games tonight. And out of the 3, the Knicks-Spurs games (the one that is not on National TV) features the 2 teams with the best records.
Unlike the 3rd party networks who can choose to show whatever they think will get the highest ratings, I would imagine NBATV has to be equitable to as many teams as possible in the League. Occasionally they let fans vote from a limited selection of games on a certain night and broadcast the winner of the vote. That's how the Spurs/Lakers game was chosen the other night. Why ESPN and TNT chose not to broadcast it, I don't know.