The Philadelphia 76ers will open the regular season against the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat. (Jim McIsaac, Getty Images)
The Philadelphia 76ers will open the regular season against the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat. (Jim McIsaac, Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia 76ers announced their schedule for the 2013-14 regular season tonight which opens at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m. against the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat.  

Here are some of the highlights of the schedule, all games can be heard on 97.3 ESPN

  • Wednesday, Oct. 30 vs. Miami at 7:00 p.m.: The Sixers face the defending champs on opening night
  • Friday, Nov. 29 vs. New Orleans at 8:00 p.m.: Former Sixer Jrue Holiday returns to town with the new-look Pelicans
  • Monday, Dec. 9 vs. L.A. Clippers at 7:00 p.m.: All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin make their only stop in Philadelphia
  • Friday, Dec. 20 vs. Brooklyn at 7:00 p.m.: The Nets will bring some familiar faces to town in former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce
  • Saturday, Jan. 11 vs. New York at 7:30 p.m.: The Sixers and Knicks meet for the first time this season and for the 430th time overall
  • Friday, Jan. 17 vs. Miami at 7:00 p.m.: Reigning MVP LeBron James makes his second and final appearance of the season in Philadelphia
  • Saturday, Jan. 25 vs. Oklahoma City at 7:30 p.m.: All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make their only visit to The City of Brotherly Love
  • Friday, Feb. 7 vs. L.A. Lakers at 7:00 p.m.: One of the NBA’s classic rivalries continues when the Lakers make their lone trip to Wells Fargo Center
  • Friday, Mar. 21 vs. New York at 7:00 p.m.: League scoring champ Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks close out the season series against the Sixers
  • Saturday, Apr. 5 vs. Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.: Rookie head coach Jason Kidd and the Nets take on the Sixers for their fourth and final regular season matchup.

  ABOUT THE SCHEDULE:

The Sixers will play seven of their first nine games at Wells Fargo Center, including the opener against the Heat.  Following that start, 16 of Philly’s next 24 games are on the road, culminating in a season-high six-game road trip from Dec. 21 through Jan. 4.

Coming out of the All-Star break in mid-February, the Sixers have a season-high five-game homestand from Feb. 18 through Mar. 1.  Philly closes out the season by playing nine of its final 13 games on the road.  The season finale pits the Sixers against the same team they started the season against, the Heat, this time inMiami on Wednesday, Apr. 16.

The Sixers have 20 sets of back-to-backs this season, three of which are home-home falling on Fridays and Saturdays (Jan. 10 vs. DET and Jan. 11 vs. NY; Jan. 24 vs. TOR and Jan. 25 vs. OKC; Mar. 14 vs. IND and Mar. 15 vs. MEM).

Over the course of the schedule, the Sixers will face each NBA team at least once at home and once on the road, including Eastern Conference opponents twice at home and twice on the road except for the following: Atlanta (1 home, 2 road), Indiana (1 home, 2 road), Miami (2 home, 1 road) and Milwaukee (2 home, 1 road).

Date

OpponentTime
Oct. 30Miami7:00
Nov. 1at Washington7:00
Nov. 2Chicago7:30
Nov. 4Golden State7:00
Nov. 6Washington7:00
Nov. 8Cleveland7:00
Nov. 9at Cleveland7:30
Nov. 11San Antonio7:00
Nov. 13Houston7:00
Nov. 15at Atlanta7:30
Nov. 16at New Orleans8:00
Nov. 18at Dallas8:30
Nov. 20Toronto7:00
Nov. 22Milwaukee7:00
Nov. 23at Indiana7:00
Nov. 27at Orlando7:00
Nov. 29New Orleans8:00
Dec. 1at Detroit3:30
Dec. 3Orlando7:00
Dec. 6at Charlotte7:00
Dec. 7Denver7:00
DateOpponentTime
Dec. 9Los Angeles7:00
Dec. 11at Minnesota8:00
Dec. 13at Toronto7:00
Dec. 14Portland8:00
Dec. 16at Brooklyn7:30
Dec. 20Brooklyn7:00
Dec. 21at Milwaukee8:30
Dec. 28at Phoenix9:00
Dec. 29at Los Angeles9:30
Jan. 1at Denver9:00
Jan. 2at Sacramento10:00
Jan. 4at Portland10:00
Jan. 6Minnesota7:00
Jan. 7at Cleveland7:00
Jan. 10Detroit7:00
Jan. 11New York7:30
Jan. 15Charlotte7:00
Jan. 17Miami7:00
Jan. 18at Chicago8:00
Jan. 20at Washington2:00
Jan. 22at New York7:30
DateOpponentTime
Jan. 24Toronto7:00
Jan. 25Oklahoma City7:30
Jan. 27Phoenix7:00
Jan. 29at Boston7:30
Jan. 31Atlanta7:30
Feb. 1at Detroit7:30
Feb. 3at Brooklyn7:30
Feb. 5Boston7:00
Feb. 7Los Angeles7:00
Feb. 9at Los Angeles9:30
Feb. 10at Golden State10:30
Feb. 12at Utah9:00
Feb. 18Cleveland7:00
Feb. 21Dallas7:00
Feb. 24Milwaukee7:00
Feb. 26Orlando7:00
Mar. 1Washington7:30
Mar. 2at Orlando6:00
Mar. 4at Oklahoma City8:00
Mar. 8Utah7:30
Mar. 10at New York7:30
DateOpponentTime
Mar. 12Sacramento7:00
Mar. 14Indiana7:00
Mar. 15Memphis7:30
Mar. 17at Indiana7:00
Mar. 19Chicago7:00
Mar. 21New York7:00
Mar. 22at Chicago8:00
Mar. 24at San Antonio8:30
Mar. 27at Houston8:00
Mar. 29Detroit7:30
Mar. 31at Atlanta7:30
Apr. 2Charlotte7:00
Apr. 4at Boston7:30
Apr. 5Brooklyn7:30
Apr. 9at Toronto7:00
Apr. 11at Memphis8:00
Apr. 12at Charlotte7:00
Apr. 14Boston7:00
Apr. 16at Miami8:00