The Washington Times - August 6, 2008, 12:34PM

The NBA released the schedule for the coming season and the Wizards will open the season at home against New Jersey on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

 

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Six of the Wizards’ first 14 games will be played on the road, including stops at Detroit, Milwaukee, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and New York. A few key dates stand out. The Wizards will play host to the reigning NBA champion Boston Celtics on Dec. 11. The game will air on ESPN.

 

Christmas day will feature a renewal of the Wizards’ rivalry with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Washington will play at Cleveland in a nationally televised game that will air on TNT. The Wizards will face the Cavaliers a total of four times this season.

 

The Wizards have two west-coast swings. The first, Jan. 19-24, features stops in Golden State, Sacramento, Los Angeles to take on the Lakers and Portland. The second, March 17-21, features the Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Suns.

 

Here’s a link to the complete 2008-09 schedule.