And for those fans in Los Angeles, the NBA put the trending
The season starts Oct. 17 off with
Later that night in the second nationally televised game, the NBA champion
The Lakers, with excitement building over second-overall pick Ball, will play on
For the Clippers, whose home opener is Oct. 21 against the
The Clippers will get their first shot in Los Angeles at Paul on Jan. 15.
The Christmas Day lineup is Philadelphia at New York, Cleveland at Golden State, Washington at Boston, Houston at Oklahoma City and Minnesota at Lakers.
Other games of note will be when the
The NBA also said there will be no more four-games-in-five-nights for the first time and that back-to-back games had been reduced to a historic-low of 14.4 per team.