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Orlando Magic 2018-2019 season schedule released: The Bamba era begins!

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The Magic kick off their 30th season on October 17 against the Heat

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Magic will be playing in Orlando quite a bit in the beginning of the season.

The full NBA schedule was released on Friday, and the Magic play 12 of their first 18 games on their home court. That stretch is capped by a four game homestand that includes LeBron James’ first visit to Orlando as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers on November 17.

The 30th season for the Magic will kick off on October 17th, when they host the Miami Heat.

After Steve Clifford’s former team, the Charlotte Hornets, come to town, the Magic head on the road for two games to face arguably the two top teams in the Eastern Conference in the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers.

The defending champs, the Golden State Warriors, make their lone trip to Orlando on February 28.

The Magic have just 14 sets of back-to-back games, which Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported is the fewest the team has had since they played 13 during the 2012-2013 season. In three of those back-to-backs, the Magic will be home for both games.

The Magic will have a pair of six-game road trips during the season, with the first starting on Nov. 23 at Denver and another beginning on New Year’s Eve against Charlotte. The Magic’s longest homestand is five games, which comes towards the end of the season, starting off against Cleveland on March 14 and spanning 12 days.

It was originally reported that both Magic games in Mexico City in mid-December would be televised on ESPN, but the games are not currently listed on the network’s national television NBA schedule. The Magic will however have their season finale at Charlotte broadcasted on ESPN for some strange reason. The Magic also have five games currently scheduled for NBA TV.

Below is the full regular season schedule. And check back on OPP soon for a story listing 10 games to watch for the Orlando Magic in 2018-2019.

OCTOBER

Wed. 17 MIAMI, 7 p.m.

Fri. 19 CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m.

Sat. 20 @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Mon. 22 @ Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Thu. 25 PORTLAND, 7 p.m.

Sat. 27 @ Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Tue. 30 SACRAMENTO, 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Fri. 2 L.A. CLIPPERS, 7 p.m.

Sun. 4 @ San Antonio, 7 p.m.

Mon. 5 CLEVELAND, 7 p.m.

Wed. 7 DETROIT, 7 p.m.

Fri. 9, WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Sun. 11 @ New York, 7:30 p.m.

Mon. 12, @ Washington, 7 p.m.

Wed. 14 PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m.

Sat. 17 L.A. LAKERS, 7 p.m.

Sun. 18 NEW YORK, 6 p.m.

Tue. 20 TORONTO, 7 p.m.

Fri. 23 @ Denver, 9 p.m.

Sun. 25 @ L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.

Mon. 26 @ Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Wed. 28 @ Portland, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)

Fri. 30 @ Phoenix, 9 p.m.

DECEMBER

Tue. 4 @ Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Wed. 5 DENVER, 7 p.m.

Fri. 7 INDIANA, 7 p.m.

Mon. 10 @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Thu. 13 CHICAGO (Mexico City), 9:30 p.m.

Sat. 15 UTAH (Mexico City), 5 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wed. 19 SAN ANTONIO, 7 p.m.

Fri. 21 @ Chicago, 8 p.m.

Sun. 23 MIAMI, 6 p.m.

Wed. 26 PHOENIX, 7 p.m.

Fri. 28 TORONTO, 7 p.m.

Sun. 30 DETROIT, 3:30 p.m.

Mon. 31 @ Charlotte, 6 p.m.

JANUARY

Wed. 2 @ Chicago, 8 p.m.

Fri. 4 @ Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Sun. 6 @ L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.

Mon. 7 @ Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Wed. 9 @ Utah, 9 p.m.

Sat. 12 BOSTON, 7 p.m.

Sun. 13 HOUSTON, 6 p.m.

Wed. 16 @ Detroit, 7 p.m.

Fri. 18 BROOKLYN, 7 p.m.

Sat. 19 MILWAUKEE, 7 p.m.

Mon. 21 @ Atlanta, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wed. 23 @ Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Fri. 25 WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Sun. 27 @ Houston, 7 p.m.

Tue. 29 OKLAHOMA CITY, 7 p.m.

Thu. 31 INDIANA, 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Sat. 2 BROOKLYN, 7 p.m.

Tue. 5 @ Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Thu. 7 MINNESOTA, 7 p.m.

Sat. 9 @ Milwaukee, 9 p.m.

Sun. 10 @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Tue. 12 @ New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Thu. 14 CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m.

Fri. 22, CHICAGO, 7 p.m.

Sun. 24 @ Toronto, 3:30 p.m.

Tue. 26 @ New York, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. 28 GOLDEN STATE, 7 p.m.

MARCH

Sat. 2 @ Indiana, 7 p.m.

Sun. 3 @ Cleveland, 6 p.m.

Tue. 5 @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Fri. 8 DALLAS, 7 p.m.

Sun. 10 @ Memphis, 6 p.m.

Wed. 13 @ Washington, 7 p.m.

Thu. 14 CLEVELAND, 7 p.m.

Sun. 17 ATLANTA, 6 p.m.

Wed. 20 NEW ORLEANS, 7 p.m.

Fri. 22 MEMPHIS, 7 p.m.

Mon. 25 PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Tue. 26 @ Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Thu. 28 @ Detroit, 7 p.m.

Sat. 30 @ Indiana, 7 p.m.

APRIL

Mon. 1 @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Wed. 3 NEW YORK, 7 p.m.

Fri. 5 ATLANTA, 7 p.m.

Sun. 7 @ Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Wed. 10 @ Charlotte, 8 p.m. (ESPN)