Celtics/Heat Will Reportedly Lead Off 2012-13 NBA Schedule

Posted by | July 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM

With David Stern and the NBA owners unable to shut down the league for at least five more years, the NBA schedule will return to normal this season.

The 2012-13 NBA regular season will begin with the defending champion Miami Heat hosting the Boston Celtics on October 30, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. According to the report, the full NBA schedule will be released later this week.

Celtics/Heat would be the first traditional ‘Opening Night’ NBA game in two years, and would mark the fourth ‘Opening Night’ meeting between the Celtics and LeBron James.

The Heat would also face the Thunder on Christmas Day, in a rematch of the 2012 NBA Finals. Other games, according to report, would include Heat/Knicks on Friday, November 2 (presumably on ESPN), Heat/Lakers on Thursday, January 17 (presumably on TNT), and Lakers/Heat on Sunday, February 10 (presumably on ABC).

The 2011-12 NBA regular season was delayed and shortened due to the owners’ five-month lockout of players, the fourth work stoppage in NBA history (all owner-imposed lockouts).

(Monday’s news from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

  • http://twitter.com/Rated_JPG Rated JPG

    David Stern decided the Heat didn’t have enough primetime exposure and decided to set up a few more matchups:

    100m dash Heat/Usain Bolt
    400m medley Heat/US National team
    Heat/PGA Tour
    Heat/New York Giants & Tim Tebow

    More to come…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Cavalli/757338131 Andrea Cavalli

      That was lame.

      In case you’re not aware of, the defending champs always play on Opening Night/Christmas Day _._

  • Andrew DeCaro

    That’s Right It was lame The Season Will indeed get it started on Tuesday October 30, 2012. There Will be A Lot of Great NBA Matchups this season Including The 2013 NBA All Star Game will be held In Houston Texas. On Sunday February, 17 2013 on TNT And the season will end on Wedensday April 17, 2013 on ESPN. We will continue with the 2013 NBA Playoffs Beginning on Saturday April 20, 2013. For the 2013 Conference Finals ESPN Will air the Western Conference Finals And TNT Will Air the Eastern Conference Finals in May 2013 And The NBA Finals Will Air On ABC In Early June Either Tuesday June 5, 2013 or Thursday June 7, 2013. And Then The 2013 NBA Draft Will Be Held On Thursday June 27, 2013 And Be Televised On ESPN. This Will Be A Great 2012-13 NBA Season Enjoy it.