Sixers' schedule set

Posted: August 15, 2014

THE LONG-AWAITED home debut of Nerlens Noel will take place in the third game of the season, Nov. 1, when the 76ers host the new-look Miami Heat after playing their first two games on the road.

The team will open at the Indiana Pacers on Oct. 29, then travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks and rookie Jabari Parker two nights later.

LeBron James and his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers (and probably new teammate Kevin Love, as well) will visit the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 5, while the defending champs, the San Antonio Spurs, make their only stop here on Dec. 1. Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder visit on Dec. 5, while the Los Angeles teams, the Clippers (March 27) and Lakers (March 30) will trek east later in the season.

Ten of the Sixers' first 14 games are on the road, and the annual holiday road trip, due to "Disney On Ice" occupying the Wells Fargo Center, will have them playing seven straight games on the road from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3. The longest home stand is five games in March, and they will play 21 sets of back-to-back games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who most likely will have Andrew Wiggins and Thaddeus Young on their team, will be here on Jan. 30, while the Boston Celtics and Evan Turner play their first game at the Wells Fargo Center this season on Nov. 19.

Should the team be making a playoff push at the end of the season (stranger things may have happened in sports) it won't be easy as eight of their final 13 games are on the road. The season ends April 15 when the Sixers host Miami.


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