The full schedule for the 2015-16 National Basketball Association will be revealed at 6:00 p.m. on NBATV, but some of the details are starting to leak out.
Keith Pompey has the scoop on some important dates for the Sixers this season, including their season opener.
The 76ers will open the 2015-16 NBA season against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Oct. 28, according to a source with inside knowledge.
After facing the Celtics, the Sixers will entertain the Utah Jazz (Oct. 30) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Nov. 2). Then they’ll travel to Milwaukee to face Michael Carter-Williams and the Bucks (Nov. 4) at the BMO Harris Bradley Arena.
The Sixers have no national television or holiday games, according to the source.
Last season, Philadelphia opened up their season on October 29 in a loss to the Indiana Pacers on the road.
Getting off to a hot start will be difficult for the Sixers, as they'll be facing three playoff teams (and the Jazz, who are knocking on the door in the West) over the course of the first eight days of the season.
Pompey also notes that Philadelphia will (unsurprisingly) not be competing during the Christmas Day slate of games, meaning we'll never see them wear these magnificent holiday uniforms.
Other games of note include a back-to-back against Oklahoma City and San Antonio on November 13 and 14, as well as a January 30 showdown vs. Golden State at home.
We'll have more information when the Sixers schedule is announced in full later.