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Sixers release regular season schedule

August 15, 2017 GMT

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Monday its schedule for the 2017-18 regular season, which opens at the Capital One Arena against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. on ESPN. It is one of 14 regular season games the team will play on national TV.

The 76ers open the home schedule two days later on Friday, Oct. 20 at The Wells Fargo Center against the Atlantic Division rival Boston Celtics. Philadelphia and Boston then meet again on Nov. 30 in Boston and Jan. 11 at The O2 Arena in London, before closing out the season series on Jan. 18 at TD Garden.

Other notable highlights include:

The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors visit Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 18, a week after the Sixers square off with the Warriors in Oakland.

2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and the 76ers host No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 7 (8 p.m. ET, TNT).

The 76ers host LeBron James and the defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers twice in 2017-18, first on Nov. 27, and again on April 6.

For the first time since 2001, Philadelphia will play on Christmas Day as the Sixers take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Philadelphia’s final regular season game is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at The Wells Fargo Center against the Milwaukee Bucks.

BREAKDOWN BY MONTH:

OCTOBER: 7 games (2 home, 5 road)

NOVEMBER: 14 games (8 home, 6 road)

DECEMBER: 15 games (6 home, 9 road)

JANUARY: 12 games (6 home, 6 road)

FEBRUARY: 11 games (7 home, 4 road)

MARCH: 16 games (8 home, 8 road)

APRIL: 7 games (4 home, 3 road)

Jan. 11 game will be played in London, England

CSN Philadelphia will serve as the 76ers television partner for the 2017-18 season with broadcaster Marc Zumoff, color commentator Alaa Abdelnaby and sideline reporter Molly Sullivan.