An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
NBA to announce 2012-13 schedule Thursday at 7 p.m.
The NBA announced Wednesday that the league will unveil the 2012-13 schedule on NBA TV, Thursday at 7 p.m.
According to a press release, the show will "highlight the season's most anticipated games including those scheduled for Kia NBA Tip-Off '12, [...] Christmas Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day."
Opening night for the 2012-13 season is on October 30, with the Celtics taking on the Heat in Miami, according to reports. The NBA All-Star Game will take place on February 17, and the NBA playoffs start on April 20.
The lockout-shortened 2011-12 season opened on Christmas Day with five games, including Knicks-Celtics at Madison Square Garden.