When does the 2022-23 NBA season start? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Basketball's biggest stage is set to commence again at the beginning of the 2022-23 season. The Golden State Warriors are fresh off an impressive championship victory last season, their fourth in the last eight seasons.
But every team starts anew come October. Will the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers with Donovan Mitchell at the helm make real noise in the East? Can Chris Paul and Devin Booker finally lead the Phoenix Suns over the hump and to an NBA Title?
Here's everything you need to know about the 2022-23 NBA season:
When will the 2022-23 NBA season begin?
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
Who will play on the first day of the 2022-23 NBA season?
The NBA will open the season with its typical doubleheader featuring top teams from each conference. The Boston Celtics will host the Philadelphia 76ers in the first game at 7:30 p.m. on TNT, while the Los Angeles Lakers and Warriors will face off in San Francisco at 10 p.m.
Other key dates for the 2022-23 NBA season
Feb. 17-19: NBA All-Star Weekend 2022 (Salt Lake City, UT)
April 11-14: Play-In Tournament
April 15: Playoffs begin
June 1: NBA Finals begin
June 18: Game 7 of NBA Finals (if necessary)
June 22: NBA Draft