NBA releases full 2018-19 schedule
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The NBA unveiled the schedule for the 2018-19 season Friday.

The season kicks off on Oct. 16 with the Philadelphia 76ers visiting the Boston Celtics at 8 p.m ET, followed by the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder at 10:30 p.m ET.

LeBron James will play his first home game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 p.m. ET. The King's return to Cleveland to play the Cavaliers is set for Nov. 21.

Kawhi Leonard's first appearance as a Toronto Raptor in San Antonio against the Spurs will take place Jan. 3. On the other side of the blockbuster deal, DeMar DeRozan's Spurs will visit Toronto Feb. 22.

NBA releases full 2018-19 schedule
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