NBA schedule released; Magic open season with 76ers

The NBA just released this season’s schedule, and the Magic have 24 games on national TV – the most in franchise history. The season begins on Oct. 28 with a home game against Philadelphia. Then, on Oct. 30, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee will face their former teams as the Magic travel to New Jersey. One stretch that looks particularly tough is a week in mid-January. Check out these three consecutive games: Jan. 13 at Denver Jan. 15 at Portland Jan. 18 at L.A. Lakers This from the Magic:

The Magic will appear five times on ABC, nine times on ESPN and 10 times on TNT. The national TV slate is punctuated by a Christmas Day contest vs. Boston on ABC (2:30 p.m. tip). Orlando has played six times on Christmas Day (4-2 in those outings, including a win last Christmas vs. New Orleans). The Magic will also appear eight times on NBATV. The Magic’s local broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

The complete schedule breakdown is after the jump. BACK-TO-BACKS Total: 19 (38 games played on consecutive days) Away-to-Away: 7 Away-to-Home: 6 Home-to-Away: 6 Longest homestand: Five games – 12 days (Dec. 19-30) Longest road trip: Four games – Seven days (Dec. 5-11 and Jan. 12-18)

REGULAR SEASON October Wed. 28 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m. Fri. 30 @ New Jersey 8 p.m. November Sun. 1 @ Toronto 1 p.m. Tue. 3 @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. Wed. 4 PHOENIX 7 p.m. Fri. 6 DETROIT 7 p.m. Sun. 8 @ Oklahoma City 7 p.m. Tue. 10 @ Charlotte 7 p.m. Wed. 11 CLEVELAND 8 p.m. (ESPN) Fri. 13 NEW JERSEY 7 p.m. Mon. 16 CHARLOTTE 7 p.m. Wed. 18 OKLAHOMA CITY 7 p.m. Fri. 20 @ Boston 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sun. 22 @ Toronto 12:30 p.m. Wed. 25 MIAMI 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thu. 26 @ Atlanta 8 p.m. (TNT) Sat. 28 @ Milwaukee 9 p.m. Sun. 29 @ New York 6 p.m. December Wed. 2 NEW YORK 7 p.m. Sat. 5 @ Golden State 10:30 p.m. Tue. 8 @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m. Thu. 10 @ Utah 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Fri. 11 @ Phoenix 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Mon. 14 INDIANA 7 p.m. Wed. 16 TORONTO 7 p.m. Thu. 17 @ Miami 8 p.m. (TNT) Sat. 19 PORTLAND 7 p.m. (NBATV) Mon. 21 UTAH 7 p.m. Wed. 23 HOUSTON 7 p.m. (NBATV) Fri. 25 BOSTON 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Wed. 30 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m. January Fri. 1 @ Minnesota 8 p.m. Sat. 2 @ Chicago 8 p.m. Tue. 5 @ Indiana 7 p.m. Wed. 6 TORONTO 7 p.m. Fri. 8 @ Washington 7 p.m. Sat. 9 ATLANTA 7 p.m. Tue. 12 @ Sacramento 10 p.m. Wed. 13 @ Denver 9 p.m. (NBATV) Fri. 15 @ Portland 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Mon. 18 @ L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. (TNT) Wed. 20 INDIANA 7 p.m. Fri. 22 SACRAMENTO 7 p.m. Sat. 23 @ Charlotte 7 p.m. Mon. 25 @ Memphis 8 p.m. Thu. 28 BOSTON 8 p.m. (TNT) Sat. 30 ATLANTA 7 p.m. (NBATV) Sun. 31 @ Detroit 6 p.m. February Tue. 2 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m. Fri. 5 WASHINGTON 7 p.m. Sun. 7 @ Boston 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Mon. 8 NEW ORLEANS 8 p.m. (TNT) Wed. 10 @ Chicago 8 p.m. Thu. 11 @ Cleveland 8 p.m. (TNT) Wed. 17 DETROIT 7 p.m. Fri. 19 DALLAS 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sun. 21 CLEVELAND 1 p.m. (ABC) Wed. 24 @ Houston 8:30 p.m. Fri. 26 @ New Orleans 8 p.m. Sun. 28 MIAMI 7 p.m. (ESPN) March Mon. 1 @ Philadelphia 7 p.m. (NBATV) Wed. 3 GOLDEN STATE 7 p.m. (NBATV) Fri. 5 @ New Jersey 8 p.m. Sun. 7 L.A. LAKERS 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Tue. 9 L.A. CLIPPERS 7 p.m. Thu. 11 CHICAGO 8 p.m. (TNT) Sat. 13 @ Washington 7 p.m. (NBATV) Sun. 14 CHARLOTTE 6 p.m. Wed. 17 SAN ANTONIO 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thu. 18 @ Miami 7 p.m. (TNT) Mon. 22 @ Philadelphia 7 p.m. (NBATV) Wed. 24 @ Atlanta 7 p.m. Fri. 26 MINNESOTA 7 p.m. Sun. 28 DENVER 6 p.m. April Thu. 1 @ Dallas 8 p.m. (TNT) Fri. 2 @ San Antonio 8:30 p.m. Sun. 4 MEMPHIS 6 p.m. Wed. 7 WASHINGTON 8 p.m. (ESPN) Fri. 9 NEW YORK 7 p.m. Sun. 11 @ Cleveland 1 p.m. (ABC) Mon. 12 @ Indiana 7 p.m. Wed. 14 PHILADELPHIA 8 p.m.

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