The Miami Heat will open the defense of their NBA title at home against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to The Miami Herald. The official NBA schedule is scheduled to be released Thursday, but the report said Miami will also play host to Oklahoma City on Christmas Day in a rematch of the NBA Finals. The season-opening matchup against the Celtics will be broadcast on TNT, and will feature Heat guard Ray Allen playing against his former team in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami is also scheduled to play at the Knicks during the opening week of the season, Nov. 2 on ESPN.
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