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Conflicts with Yankee broadcasts, longer NBA season mean 13 Nets games shift to ‘YES2’

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The Yankees better be good because they’re taking over the YES Network airwaves 13 times when the Nets will be playing critical games down the NBA stretch.

Due to conflicts with YES’ Yankees coverage, those 13 upcoming YES-produced Brooklyn Nets game will air live on “YES2,” a loose network of on the YES affiliates around the New York metropolitan area. The network does not include Xfinity, Comcast’s cable provider which is one of the largest in the region and dominates in New Jersey. Seven of the 13 games will also be on national television: ABC, ESPN, TNT or NBA TV. All of YES’ Nets game telecasts are streamed live on the YES App,

Such conflicts are nothing new for Nets fans, but the number is larger than in past seasons. Because of the pandemic, the NBA season is extending deeper into the MLB season, setting up more conflicts. The conflicts will no doubt mean a drop in ratings for the YES broadcasts.

Here’s the list of games, with notations on which will also be carried on national TV channels.

—Sunday, April 4 @Chicago 2 pm

—Monday, April 5 Knicks 7 pm (NBA TV and MSG)

—Wednesday, April 7 New Orleans 7:30 pm (ESPN)

—Monday, April 12 @Minnesota 8 pm

—Friday, April 16 Charlotte 7:30 pm

—Tuesday, April 20 @New Orleans 7:30 pm (TNT)

—Wednesday, April 21 @Toronto 7 pm

—Sunday, April 25 Phoenix 3:30 pm (ESPN)

—Friday, April 30 Portland 8 pm (NBA TV)

—Sunday, May 2 @Milwaukee 3:30 pm (ABC)

—Tuesday, May 4 @Milwaukee 7:30 pm (TNT)

—Tuesday, May 11 @Chicago 8 pm

—Wednesday, May 12 San Antonio 8 pm

YES’ 30-minute Nets pre-game shows, as well as its in-depth postgame shows, surrounding these 13 games will also be available on these channels.

Here’s the list of YES2 affiliates and where to find channels for HD and SD.

Altice Optimum

—Bronx, Brooklyn 205/90

—Connecticut (except Litchfield) 205/74

—Connecticut (Litchfield) 205/205

—Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island 205/73

— Hamilton, N.Y. 205/76


—AT&T TV viewers with a box may tune to channel 631-1. All other AT&T TV viewers who use the app on their device or computer should look for the YES logo

Charter Spectrum

—Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse, New York City, Hudson Valley, Buffalo, Rochester 371

—Connecticut/Plattsburgh, N.Y. 349

Cox 1149/149

DIRECTV 631-1/631-1

RCN 582/371

Verizon Fios 598