Everybody knew the Golden State Warriors would play on the first day of the NBA season. The league usually begins the year with a nationally-televised double-header, with one of the games featuring the defending champions. The only question for the Warriors was who their opponent would be.
Now we know: The Oklahoma City Thunder. The league announced today that the Warriors will host the Thunder on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. PT, on ESPN. It will be the second-game of the double-header, following the first game of the season between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics.
The league announced the full national TV schedule for the first week of games, and he Warriors play twice. In addition to opening day, Golden State will be on the road on Friday, October 19, to play the Utah Jazz on ESPN.
Also announced was that the Warriors will host the Lakers on Christmas, while the teams will match up in Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January.
The rest of the schedule will be announced sometime soon, but in the meantime, we’ve got some seriously exciting games to look forward to.