The NBA schedule has just been released Thursday and has the Heat starting off playing a familiar foe. The Heat will look to start the season off with a bang as they will face off against the Celtics who will see a familiar face on Miami’s sideline. The game will take place on November 1st, and will technically not be the season’s first game due to LeBron’s old team Cleveland playing a game against Washington an hour earlier then the Heat-Boston matchup.
The story of the November 1st meeting between Boston and Miami will certainly be about the Champs beginning their quest to repeat and defend their title. However, what will be talked about just as much will be long-time Celtics player Ray Allen suiting up for the Heat for the first time against his old squad. It should certainly be a big moment and great start to the NBA season. Ray Allen played for so many seasons in Boston and was a large part of the championship runs.
One other notable opening night game features two playoff teams that nearly got a chance to play Miami for the title this past season. Those teams being the Lakers and Dallas who will play against each other as the Lakers will debut Steve Nash as Kobe’s Partner in crime. These two teams will certainly be playing hard to show who is superior in the west to try and ultimately get a chance to play the best of the East (hopefully Miami) in the finals.