The Boston Celtics will have a national TV audience watching their first game of the 2017-18 season.
Boston will open its upcoming season with an Oct. 17 road matchup against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals, which the Cavs won 4-1. The C’s also know that they’ll play in London against the Philadelphia 76ers, as well as host a Christmas Day game against the Washington Wizards.
In addition to Celtics-Cavs, opening week also will feature a slew of marquee matchups, including an opening night showdown between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.
Here’s a full list of the national TV games for opening week, via NBA.com (all times ET).
Tue., Oct. 17: Celtics at Cavaliers, 8 p.m., TNT
Tue., Oct. 17: Rockets at Warriors, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Wed., Oct. 18: 76ers at Wizards, 7 p.m., ESPN
Wed., Oct. 18: Timberwolves at Spurs, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Thu., Oct. 19: Knicks at Thunder, 8 p.m., TNT
Thu., Oct. 19: Clippers at Lakers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Fri., Oct. 20: Cavaliers at Bucks, 7 p.m., ESPN
Fri., Oct. 20: Warriors at Pelicans, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
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