The NBA announced Tuesday the 2013/14 regular-season schedule for all 30 of its teams. Here's a look at some key dates and facts for the Orlando Magic, who are celebrating their 25th season. The full schedule is available on OrlandoMagic.com.
Season opener: October 29th against the Indiana Pacers.
Home opener: November 1st against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Longest homestand: Six games in 14 days from Dec. 18-31 against the Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Golden State Warriors.
Longest roadtrip: Six games in 10 days from December 2nd-11th against the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Knicks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, and Charlotte Bobcats.
National TV appearances: Four (vs. Phoenix Suns on November 24th on NBA TV, at Wizards on December 2nd on NBA TV, vs. Pistons on February 5th on ESPN, at Milwaukee Bucks on March 10th on NBA TV)
And here's how the schedule breaks down by month:
|Month||Home games||Road games||Total||Best bet|
Oct. 29th at Indiana
Nov. 1st vs. New Orleans
Dec. 13 vs. Cleveland
Jan. 4 vs. Miami
Feb. 7 vs. Oklahoma City
Mar. 5 vs. Houston
Apr. 9 vs. Brooklyn
Dwight Howard and the Rockets visit Orlando just once, on March 5th. The Magic host the two-time defending champion Miami Heat on two occasions: November 20th and again on January 4th.
The Magic have yet to announce their preseason schedule.