NEW YORK, New York — On October 17, the NBA regular season kicks off with with the Boston Celtics taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Game 1 and the Houston Rockets against the defending Champion Golden State Warriors in Game 2.
All teams have made significant roster upgrades, four of which partake in the United States Men’s National Team in Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics), Chris Paul (Houston Rockets), Dwyane Wade (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors). Also, joining new teams from the National team are Paul George and Carmelo Anthony who both joined the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dwight Howard who joined the Charlotte Hornets.
Unlike the others, Durant’s move from OKC Thunder to the Golden State Warriors came during free agency the summer of 2016. Will there moves payoff in their search for the Larry O’Brian Trophy as Durant’s did?
Games will be braodcasted on TNT.
The Christmas Day schedule kicks off with the New York Knicks hosting the Philadelphia 76ers at Noon on ESPN. The much-anticipated Finals rematch between the Cavaliers and Warriors in Oakland headlines an ABC tripleheader at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the Washington Wizards visiting the Celtics at 5:30 p.m. ET and the Rockets visiting reigning Kia MVP Russell Westbrook and the new-look Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET. The Minnesota Timberwolves and rookie sensation Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers wrap things up on TNT at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The final night of the regular season will be April 11, 2018.