- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The NBA is back. 

The regular season begins Tuesday when the Philadelphia 76ers face the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Golden State Warriors. 

Here’s what you need to know if you’re looking to tune in.


Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

When: 8 p.m. 

Television: TNT

What you need to know: This is a great opening matchup to kick off the season. A rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Celtics and 76ers are two of the top teams in the East. Both squads are stacked with talent — with Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward on the Celtics to Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz on the 76ers. 


Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

When: 10:30 p.m. 

Television: TNT

What you need to know: The two-time defending champions face the Oklahoma City Thunder. Unfortunately, Thunder star Russell Westbrook will miss this game with a knee injury, but there’s still plenty to watch. Oklahoma City re-signed Paul George and traded for guard Dennis Schroder in the offseason. The Warriors, too, still have Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. 

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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