NBA releases 2022-23 schedule; Celtics-Warriors rematch set for Dec. 10
The NBA unveiled the full schedule for the 2022-23 season Wednesday, highlighted by an NBA Finals rematch between the champion Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics in San Francisco on Dec. 10.
Fans can now circle many other notable dates on their calendars, including:
Oct. 19: The Brooklyn Nets open their season at home against the New Orleans Pelicans. Will Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving still be in Nets uniforms? Are Zion Williamson and Ben Simmons ready to go after their extended absences?
Oct. 20: The Los Angeles Clippers kick off their campaign with a matchup against the rival Los Angeles Lakers. The long-awaited return of Kawhi Leonard along with the Clippers' addition of John Wall are among the potential storylines.
Nov. 11: The Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves could be starting a new rivalry. The two teams squared off in the opening round of last season's playoffs with the Grizzlies coming out on top. T-Wolves star Anthony Edwards fanned the flames this summer when he claimed Minnesota "handed" the first-round series to Memphis.
Dec. 27: Jalen Brunson returns to Dallas for the first time since his free-agent departure to the New York Knicks. The fifth-year guard could be in for a rude reception when he takes the court against the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
Jan. 24-28: The NBA is introducing Rivals Week this season, a slate of games highlighting old rivalries and featuring multiple playoff rematches. That includes last season's East finals opponents, the Celtics and the Miami Heat, who open Rivals Week on Jan. 24.
Meanwhile, the Christmas Day slate is highlighted by a burgeoning rivalry between the Warriors and the upstart Grizzlies, a matchup that was suggested in the offseason by Warriors forward Draymond Green and Grizzlies star Ja Morant.
The full league schedule for the upcoming campaign can be found here.