The Orlando Magic, along with the rest of the NBA, announced their full 2015/16 regular-season schedule Tuesday. The complete slate is available at the Magic's official website. Here's a look at the highlights:
The Magic's season officially begins October 28th at home against the Washington Wizards, a Southeast Division rival. Tip time is 7:00 PM Eastern.
The Golden State Warriors, coming off their first championship in 40 seasons, make their lone visit to the City Beautiful on Thursday, February 25th. Assuming good health, reigning league MVP Stephen Curry will be in attendance. Tip time is 7:00 PM Eastern.
Across the pond
The Magic are designated the home team for their game against the Toronto Raptors on January 14th, but they'll be far, far away from Orlando: indeed, that game will take place in London, England as part of the NBA's Global Games. It tips at 3:00 PM Eastern and will be televised on NBA TV.
Kyle O'Quinn, the former second-round Draft choice who blossomed into a rotation player with the Magic, visits Orlando with his New York Knicks just once in the 2015/16 season. That game is set for Wednesday, November 25th, at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Dwight Howard, the Magic's all-time leader in points and rebounds, visits with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, December 23rd. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM Eastern.
Jameer Nelson, Orlando's all-time assists leader, brings his Denver Nuggets to Amway Center on Tuesday, March 15th. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM.
Hail to the King
LeBron James, who has appeared in each of the last five NBA Finals series, will make two visits to Orlando. The Cleveland Cavaliers first come calling on Friday, December 11th, at 7:00 PM. They next journey to Central Florida on Friday, March 18th.
The Magic are set to play 19 sets of back-to-back games in the 2014/15 season. They break down in this way:
Homestands and roadtrips
The Magic's longest homestand runs from December 23rd-30th, during which period they'll play four games. Their longest roadtrip runs from December 1st-9th, when they'll play five games.
Single-game tickets for Magic home games go on sale Friday, October 9th, at 10:00 AM. The team encourages its fans to visit OrlandoMagic.com or to call 407-89-Magic for more ticket information.
Which games are you most excited to see?