The Philadelphia 76ers released their 2013-14 regular season schedule on Tuesday and will play 82 games in 168 days, starting Oct. 30.
The 76ers start the season by hosting the two-time defending champion Miami Heat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Sixers close out the regular season at Miami on April 16.
Philadelphia will play seven of its first nine games at home. To close out the regular season, the 76ers will play nine of their final 13 games on the road in March and April.
The 76ers will play their opponents either four times, three times or twice. They have four games (two home and two away) with Brooklyn, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Orlando and Toronto.
The longest homestand is four games from Jan. 10 through Jan. 17. The team plays the Pistons, Knicks, Bobcats and Heat during that period.
Holiday games are Veterans Day (Nov. 11) at home against San Antonio, New Year's Day at Denver and Martin Luther King Day at Washington.
This season, the 76ers will not play the Boston Celtics until Jan. 29 in Boston, the latest the rival teams have had their first meeting in their collective histories, dating back to 1949.
That's not counting any lockout-shortened seasons.
Big home games
Fri. Nov. 29 vs. New Orleans, 8 p.m.-Former Sixer Jrue Holiday returns to town with the Pelicans.
Mon. Dec. 9 vs. L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.-All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin make their only stop in Philadelpha.
Fri. Dec. 20 vs. Brooklyn, 7 p.m.-The Nets have former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
Sat. Jan. 11 vs. New York, 7:30 p.m.-The Sixers and Knicks (with scoring champion Carmelo Anthony) meet for the for the first time this season, their 430th game overall.
Fri. Jan. 17 vs. Miami, 7 p.m.-Most Valuable Player LeBron James makes his second and final appearance in Philadelphia.
Sat. Jan. 25 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m.-All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make their only visit to Philadelphia.
Fri. Feb. 7 vs. L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m.-The Lakers make their only appearance at the Wells Fargo Center.
Fri. Mar. 21 vs. New York, 7 p.m.-The two teams close out their season series.
Sat. Apr. 8 vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.-The Nets and rookie head coach Jason Kidd play the Sixers for the fourth and final time.