BY AYUSH GAUTAM
In total, 1,230 games will be played over the five-and-a-half months of the season, with games taking place this year in Mexico and France.
Golden State Warriors, who won the Finals in June, will raise their banner October 18 at 10:00 p.m. in the late game of a nationally televised doubleheader on TNT against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. They will host the Philadelphia 76ers, also on TNT, at 7:30 p.m.
As always, Christmas Day will be one of the key dates on the NBA calendar. All games will be broadcast on ESPN or ABC. Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks (Noon) Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks (2:30 p.m.) Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics (5 p.m.) Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors (8 p.m.) Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets (10:30 p.m.)