A rivalry renewed? The NBA seems to think so, as the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics will tip off the 2018-19 season Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. EST in Boston, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.
The game will be televised by TNT.
The Sixers and Celtics are just part of an opening-night doubleheader, with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder following the Sixers-Celtics. The Warriors and Thunder will also be televised on TNT.
I guess the Cavs don’t have any games the first week, as they are listed zero times on the NBA’s national TV schedule for that week, XMas, and MLK Day
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) August 8, 2018
Meanwhile, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will open the season Oct. 18 at the Portland Trail Blazers.
The league announced the entire national TV schedule for the season’s first week, as well as the games slated for Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Day.
It is as follows: