The schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 season is expected to come out on Wednesday, but on Monday, the opening schedule was leaked and according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Warriors and Lakers will play as well as the 76ers and Celtics.
Sources: NBA’s 2022-23 Opening Night, Oct. 18 on TNT:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 16, 2022
– 76ers at Celtics
– And as previously reported: Lakers at Warriors
Per Charania, the upcoming season will begin on October 18, with the four inter-conference foes facing off against one another. The Celtics and 76ers will kick off the action on TNT, while the Warriors will host the Lakers on the same night they conduct their ring ceremony.
The Warriors and Lakers are facing off for the second year in a row after opening up the season against each other last season. The Warriors won three Out of the four times the Western Conference titans faced off last year. The Sixers and Celtics split their season series. The Heat eliminated the 76ers team finishing the season with an identical 51-31 record. The C’s advanced to the Finals but fell to the Warriors in six games.
The Warriors and Celtics will have their Finals rematch on December 10.
Golden State-Boston NBA Finals rematch dates for the 2022-23 season, per sources:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 16, 2022
Dec. 10 in Golden State
Jan. 19 in Boston
The Christmas Day matchups will be highlighted by a second-round playoff rematch between the Grizzles and Warriors and a playoff rematch between the Bucks and Celtics. The Grizzlies and Warriors have been jaw-jacking since the Warriors won the Finals, and Draymond Green and Ja Morant made it clear on Twitter that they wanted this matchup on Christmas.
Sources: NBA’s 2022 Christmas Day schedule:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 14, 2022
Bucks at Celtics
76ers at Knicks
Suns at Nuggets
Lakers at Mavericks
Grizzlies at Warriors
The 22-23 season should be fun with the healthy return of stars like Kawhi Leonard, the heightened expectations for the Lakers, and the title defense of the Warriors. Not to mention how the Bucks and Celtics will respond after tough losses in the playoffs.