NBA Regular Season Opens Tonight


Published on October 29 2013 6:22 am
Last Updated on October 29 2013 6:22 am
Written by Millie Lange

NBA Season Begins Tonight

The NBA regular season begins tonight. The Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic have the first tipoff of the year at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Miami Heat will raise their championship banner an hour later before hosting the Chicago Bulls on TNT. Bulls guard Derrick Rose will play in the regular season for the first time since April 2012. In the nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers start the year without their star. Guard Kobe Bryant is still out while recovering from a torn Achilles. The Lakers are the home team against their STAPLES Center co-tenants, the Clippers. A full slate of 14 games gets underway on Wednesday night. New Orleans will play its first game as the Pelicans against the Pacers. Dwight Howard is one of many new faces in new places. He and the Houston Rockets host the Charlotte Bobcats. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett make their player debuts for Brooklyn while Jason Kidd makes his Nets coaching debut against the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Tuesday, October 29 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

7:00 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat

9:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers