You See The NBA Schedule Is Out? Here Is The Info You Need
August 13, 2016
The NBA released its 2016-17 schedule this week.
After an exciting 2016 NBA Finals, a shocking move by Kevin Durant during NBA free agency and as Team USA tries to bring home the gold in Rio, hoops fans can plan to see the best and brightest starting in the fall.
Here is a quick overview of the hottest games for each area team:
Carmelo Anthony’s team just got more interesting, with now a roster including Derrick Rose, Harlem World native Joakim Noah and scorer Brandon Jennings.
After the home opener on Saturday, October 29 vs. Memphis, the Knicks’ early season schedule has Jersey native Karl Anthony-Towns and his T-Wolves visiting The Garden on Friday, December 2, while Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers make their first New York City stop on Wednesday, December 7. The Cavs return to Manhattan on Saturday, February 4 as well.
To watch the playoffs-minded Knicks against against Atlantic Division rivals, check out the Boston Celtics game on Christmas Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors matchup on Monday, February 27 or Sunday April 9, the annual all-New York series against the Brooklyn Nets on November 9 or March 16 or the clashes with Ben Simmons and the youthful Philadelphia 76ers on February 25 or April 12.
The Knicks will measure up against the best in the league as well. Melo’s squad will host the Western Conference elite like the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday afternoon, February 12 and Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday afternoon, March 5. Both of these games will air on ABC.
Finally, Derrick Rose’s new team will tip off against his former team, the Chicago Bulls, on Thursday, January 12.
This team just got more interesting, with Simmons and former first round pick Joel Embiid — who finally seems to be healthy enough to play NBA games — ready to play their rookie seasons.
Philly opens up with Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, October 26. The Cavaliers come twice in November: the first one Saturday, November 5; the other on Sunday afternoon, November 27.
The Sixers face division rivals like the Boston Celtics on December 3 and March 19, the Toronto Raptors December 14 and January 18, John Wall’s Washington Wizards on November 16 and February 24 and the New York Knicks on January 11 and March 3.
The Sixers will face the Warriors just once at home on Monday, February 27.
Always the less expensive option to see the Knicks and the NBA’s best in New York City, the Nets host their crosstown rivals on Wednesday, February 1 and Sunday, March 12. Brooklyn sees the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, December 22 and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, January 6.
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