The NBA revealed some of the high profile games for the upcoming season. Christmas Day is the biggest regular season day of the season and these are the five games scheduled:
Sixers @ Knicks
Cavaliers @ Warriors
Wizards @ Celtics
Rockets @ Thunder
Timberwolves @ Lakers
The opening week slate of games were also announced for the first few primetime schedules of the season.
October 17: Celtics @ Cavs, Rockets @ Warriors
October 18: 76ers @ Wizards, Timberwolves @ Spurs
October 19: Knicks @ Thunder, Clippers @ Lakers
October 20: Cavaliers @ Bucks, Warriors @ Pelicans
The season is starting earlier than usual. Most NBA seasons started towards the end of October or beginning of November around Halloween. This change will see it start in mid-October with the hopes of a few more rest days meaning stars won’t sit out as much.