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Check out the 2022-23 NBA schedule release with all the key dates

The 2022-23 NBA regular season schedule was formally unveiled on Wednesday, signaling that the season’s start is quickly approaching. The new campaign will begin on October 18 and extend through early April with a complete 82-game schedule for each team.

The calendar will include a Rivals Week for the first time, which will spotlight both recent and historical rivalry. Additionally, this season will once again include a play-In tournament to determine the last playoff berths in each conference due to its popularity over the previous two seasons.

The upcoming NBA season’s major dates and matchups are shown below.

Opening night — Oct 18

  • Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m. ET

Election Day — Nov 8

No games scheduled

Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and the NBA has declared that no games will be played on that day this season.

Christmas Day — Dec 25

  • New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 12 p.m. ET
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 5 p.m. ET
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. ET
  • Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan 16

  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics, 1 p.m. ET
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns, 6 p.m. ET
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets, 10:30 p.m. ET

Rivals Week — Jan 24-28

  • Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics — Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers — Jan. 24, 10 p.m. ET
  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets — Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies — Jan. 25, 10 p.m. ET
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls — Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks — Jan. 26, 10 p.m. ET
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies — Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors — Jan. 27, 10 p.m. ET
  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets — Jan. 28, 3 p.m. ET
  • Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks — Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Boston Celtics vs. L.A. Lakers — Jan. 28, 8:30 p.m. ET

NBA All-Star Weekend — Feb 17-19

The annual NBA All-Star festivities will be held in Salt Lake City from February 17-19. Popular competitions like the 3-Point Contest and Dunk Contest will take place on Saturday, February 17, while the All-Star Game itself will take place on Sunday, February 19.

NBA Play-In Tournament — April 11-14

The play-in tournament will be held for a third consecutive season as a result of the NBA voting to make it a regular fixture of the schedule during the offseason. Given the amount of enthusiasm the play-in has generated over the past two years, the decision to make it permanent is not unexpected.

Start of NBA Playoffs — April 15

The playoffs will start immediately after the play-in tournament is over. The postseason will start on April 15 and last through mid-June this year.

Start of NBA Finals — June 1

On June 1, 2023, the NBA Finals will start. As always, it will be a best-of-seven series. The only issue left, now that the dates have been decided, is which two teams will be competing for a banner in June.

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