Sixers open season at home

Posted: July 27, 2012

THE NBA released its schedule for the upcoming season Thursday and the 76ers will open on Oct. 31 at home against the Denver Nuggets. Ten of the team's first 15 games will be at the Wells Fargo Center.

After the opener the Sixers will have a home-and-home series with the New York Knicks on Nov. 4 and 5. They'll face Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall pick of the draft, and the Hornets on Nov. 7 in New Orleans before going to Boston for a game with the Celtics on Nov. 9. The Celtics ended the Sixers season with a Game 7-win in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.

Beginning Nov. 12 the Sixers will play eight of nine games at home, highlighted by the visit of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 24.

The annual holiday road trip will begin in Brooklyn on Dec. 23. That will be the start of eight consecutive road games, including a New Year's Day contest against the Lakers. Starting Jan. 12, the Sixers begin a string in which they will play 12 of 13 games at home.

Much like last season, the Sixers will close out with a road-heavy run. Seven of their final nine games will be away, concluding with the season finale on April 17 at Indiana.

Other dates of note: The Celtics will play here for the first time on Dec. 7. The Lakers will make their lone visit on Dec. 16 and the Sixers will make their first visit to Brooklyn to face the Nets a week later. Blake Griffin and the Clippers will come to Philadelphia on Feb. 11, while LeBron James and the world champion Miami Heat make the first of their two visits on Feb. 23. The Heat will return again on March 13.

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