Sixers at Celtics and Lakers at Warriors on NBA opening night

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The NBA’s opening night schedule has been revealed, with the Philadelphia 76ers at the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Golden State Warriors, according to a report.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Joel Embiid and James Harden will make the trip to Boston to face Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown’s Celtics whilst LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook will welcome the recent NBA champions to the floor for another year.

Steph Curry and the Warriors won their fourth NBA title in eight years against the Boston Celtics in June, overcoming Ime Udoka’s side in six games which saw Curry win his first Finals MVP award.

The Celtics and the Sixers tied their season series 2-2 but defeat against the Miami Heat in the second round prevented a mouthwatering conference finals, albeit with Joel Embiid playing injured.

The Warriors won three of the four meeting against LeBron’s Lakers last season, as a troubled season in LA saw head coach Frank Vogel fired and replaced with former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been rumoured to be interested in a potential trade to the Lakers, re-joining former teammate James whilst Russell Westbrook is sent to play with Ben Simmons in New York.

At last, we have a date for the first day of the NBA’s regular season for 2022-23: October 18th.

Joe Lyons is a sports betting writer with years of experience on reputable sports and gambling websites SportsLens, The Sports Daily and Business2Community. Joe has also been published by Nottingham Forest FC, working with the academy and senior teams to produce content on matchdays. He formerly covered the Premier League and EFL as an on-site reporter during the 2020/21 season for Prost International. He is an expert in a range of sports including soccer, basketball, darts and American football. Joe specialises in long form SEO content alongside news, tips and betting. His sports betting work can be found on SportsLens and The Sports Daily. Joe has a keen eye for the sports betting industry in the USA which covers the NBA and NFL, tracking and analysing the market as it changes throughout the season.

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