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Sixers release full schedule for 2018-19 season

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Nearly a third of Philadelphia’s games will be broadcast on national TV

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The Philadelphia 76ers released their schedule for the 2018-19 NBA season on Friday afternoon, headlined by games on opening night and Christmas Day against the Boston Celtics.

In all, the Sixers will play 27 nationally televised games (up from 14 last season), along with 12 more on NBA TV. They’ll kick off the season on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. EST on TNT when they face the Celtics in TD Garden. Two days later, on Oct. 18, Philadelphia will make its home debut against the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m., which will also be broadcast on TNT.

Notable home games include contests against 2017-18 Rookie of the Year runner-up Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., 2017-18 MVP James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m., and LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Philadelphia will close out the regular season at home against the Bulls on April 10.

Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of the team’s schedule:

October: 8 games (4 home, 4 road)

November: 16 games (9 home, 7 road)

December: 13 games (6 home, 7 road)

January: 15 games (7 home, 8 road)

February: 10 games (6 home, 4 road)

March: 14 games (7 home, 7 road)

April: 6 games (2 home, 4 road)

Once again, NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic will be the 76ers’ broadcast partners for the 2018-19 season.