Check the 2022-23 NBA schedule with all the key dates and the biggest surprises

ANDThe regular season schedule NBA 2022-23 was formally unveiled on Wednesday, signaling that the start of the season is fast approaching. The new

ANDThe regular season schedule 2022-23 was formally unveiled on Wednesday, signaling that the start of the season is fast approaching. The new campaign will kick off on October 18 and run through early April with a full 82-game schedule for each team.

The calendar will include a Rival’s Week for the first time, highlighting both recent and historical rivalry. In addition, this season will again include a tournament of play in to determine the last positions of playoffs at each conference due to his popularity during the previous two seasons.

The main dates and matchups for the upcoming NBA season are shown below.

Opening night — October 18

Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m. ET

Election Day: November 8

There are no games scheduled

Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and the NBA has declared that no games will be played on that day this season.

Christmas Day — December 25

New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 12 p.m. ET

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 2:30 p.m. ET

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 5 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. ET

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 16

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics, 1 p.m. ET

Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat, 3:30 p.m. ET

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns, 6 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets, 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Rivals Week: January 24-28

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics — January 24, 7:30 p.m. ET

LA Lakers vs. LA Clippers — January 24, 10 p.m. ET

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets — January 25, 7:30 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies — January 25, 10 p.m. ET

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls — January 26, 7:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks — January 26, 10 p.m. ET

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies — January 27, 7:30 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors vs. Toronto Raptors — January 27, 10 p.m. ET

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets — January 28, 3 pm ET

Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks — January 28, 5:30 p.m. ET

Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers — January 28, 8:30 p.m. ET

NBA All-Star Weekend: February 17-19

The annual NBA All-Star festivities will take place in Salt Lake City from February 17-19. Popular competitions like the 3-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Contest will take place on Saturday, February 17, while the All-Star Game itself will take place on Sunday, February 19.

NBA Play-In Tournament: April 11-14

The play-in tournament will take place for the third consecutive season as a result of the NBA voting to make it a regular fixture of the offseason schedule. Given the amount of excitement the play-in has generated over the last two years, the decision to make it permanent is not unexpected.

Start of the NBA Playoffs: April 15

The playoffs will begin immediately after the entry tournament ends. The postseason will begin on April 15 and last until mid-June this year.

NBA Finals start: June 1

The NBA Finals will begin on June 1, 2023. As always, be a series to the best of seven. The only problem that remains, now that the dates have been decided, is which two teams will compete for a banner in June.