The Oklahoma City Thunder will open the season on Christmas night at home against the Orlando Magic, the NBA announced today.
It's part of a five-game slate for the NBA's opening day. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. The other games on the NBA schedule that day are Boston at New York, Miami at Dallas, Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State and Chicago at the Los Angeles Lakers.
"The Thunder is honored to be selected by the NBA to host an opening night game," said Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Brian Byrnes. "We are pleased that our team and our fans can be home for the holidays inside our newly renovated home, Chesapeake Energy Arena and we are hard at work to make sure we provide an entertaining, festive atmosphere to usher in the new season."
This is the second straight season the Thunder will play on Christmas. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The rest of the regular season schedule will be released at a later date.
Single game tickets for the first half of the upcoming season will go on sale Monday, December 12th at 10 a.m.