Sixers, Celtics to tip off NBA season Oct. 16

Jaylen Brown and the Celtics and Joel Embiid and the 76ers may be battling for Eastern supremacy.

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.

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:

1 Comment on "Sixers, Celtics to tip off NBA season Oct. 16"

  1. Interesting for FSO. They’ll get to televise more games and they’ll start earlier. Unfortunately nobody will be watching.

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