NBA tips off 2022-23 season with Lakers vs Warriors; Celtics face 76ers

The 2022-23 season will feature two overseas games - Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City in December and Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons in January in Paris.

Defending champions Golden State Warriors will take on Los Angeles Lakers on the opening day of the 2022-23 season.

Defending champions Golden State Warriors will take on Los Angeles Lakers on the opening day of the 2022-23 season. | Photo Credit: AFP

The 2022-23 season will feature two overseas games - Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City in December and Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons in January in Paris.

The 2022-23 NBA season will begin on October 18 with two games, including the host Golden State Warriors receiving their championship rings ahead of their opener against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Francisco.

The game is a repeat of opening night in 2021 when the Warriors beat the Lakers in Los Angeles.

In the second game, last season’s runners-up Boston Celtics will play the Philadelphia 76ers in the first game of the season, the league’s 77th. The NBA released its full schedule on Wednesday.

The regular season will conclude April 9, 2023. The Play-In Tournament will begin two days later and conclude on April 14. The playoffs tip off on April 15. Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals is scheduled to be played on June 1.

The Christmas Day will consist of five fixtures including Lakers, Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks. There will also be two global games in the season. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs meet on December 17 in Mexico City and the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons square off on January 19 in Paris.

The league also ensured travel reduction in scheduling. Miles travelled per team is at historic lows, per the league. Total miles travelled will decrease by 50,000+ from the 2021-22 season.

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