The 2013-14 NBA schedule will be released on Tuesday night after weeks of anticipation and a few leaks of the major games. Those wanting to watch this spectacle on television will have the opportunity to do so beginning at 6 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
There's a strong likelihood that the marquee games will be released prior to NBA TV's actual schedule unveiling, if history is any indication. For the diehards chomping at the bit to see which games they'll have the opportunity to watch in mid-February, though, NBA TV's coverage is going to be must-watch.
If anyone is interested in avoiding spoilers, quit reading now because we've listed a few of the bigger games that have already been reported.
There will once again be multiple big games being played on Christmas Day. The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat will square-off in a game that could potentially feature the defending champions taking on Kobe Bryant (if he's as far ahead of schedule in his Achilles injury rehab as he says he is).
Other Christmas games will reportedly include Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder facing Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks, and the new-look Brooklyn Nets facing a Chicago Bulls team that should once again feature Derrick Rose.
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers are also reportedly playing on Christmas too, though their opponents have yet to be leaked. One Rockets' opponent has been reported, however, as Dwight Howard will face his old team when Houston hosts the Lakers on Nov. 7.
The rest of the NBA's schedule for the upcoming season will be known early Tuesday evening.