It doesn’t seem too long ago that the Golden State Warriors were putting the finishing touches on winning last season’s NBA title but pro basketball is less than a month away from returning. The 2018-19 NBA season will start on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with a TNT double-header. The Philadelphia 76ers will play at the Boston Celtics in the 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time opener while the Oklahoma City Thunder will play at the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the nightcap. That game will tip-off at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.
Here is a look at the rest of opening week in the NBA. Here is the full NBA schedule.
Wednesday, Oct. 17 – When does NBA and college basketball season start?
Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m.)
Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons (7 p.m.)
Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers (7 p.m.)
Miami Heat at Orlando Magic (7 p.m.)
Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks (7:30 p.m.)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m.)
New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets (8 p.m.)
Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m.)
Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)
Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.)
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns (10:30 p.m)
Thursday, Oct. 18 – When does NBA and college basketball season start?
Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers (8 p.m.)
Miami Heat at Washington Wizards (8 p.m.)
Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 19 – When does NBA and college basketball season start?
Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic (7 p.m.)
New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m.)
Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors (8 p.m.)
Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m.)
Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m.)
Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m.)
Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks (8:30 p.m.)
Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m.)
Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.)
The 2018-19 NCAA men’s basketball season will start several weeks later, on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here is the college basketball schedule.