The first game will feature the Boston Celtics hosting the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden, where Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will sit out. There are 11 total games set to tip-off on the night, with the start of the regular season looming a little more than a week away on Oct. 29.
Derrick Rose continues to show he's fully healthy after sitting out the entirety of the 2012-13 season while Kevin Durant maintains his brilliance as an established NBA superstar. The game between the Bulls and Thunder figures to be an exhibition between two of the best teams and players in the NBA.
Elsewhere, the Pelicans will square off against the defending champion Miami Heat in what could be an early opportunity to assess where their young team is in terms of development.
If that weren't enough, there are several other games on tap for the evening. Here's the full schedule:
Memphis Grizzies vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:00 p.m., NBA TV Canada
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, 7:00 p.m., ESPN
Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 p.m., SUNSPM
Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 9:30 p.m., ESPN