4
| Sports |

Full Miami Heat Schedule Released, Celtics Coming to Town for Home Opener

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Thanks to the lockout, there are 16 games fewer than usual, but the NBA has finally released the schedule for its shortened, 66-game season. As everyone already knows, the Heat will open with a Christmas Day rematch against the Dallas Mavericks. The Heat's home opener will go down two days later against the Boston Celtics.

The Heat will meet every team at least once. But a shorter season doesn't mean the team will have any fewer back-to-back games. The Heat has 18 this year, the same as last year. Luckily they play only three days in a row once, but those games are all on the road (Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Indiana from February 12 to 14). That back-to-back-to-back occurs during the team's longest road stretch of six games.

You can view the full season here, but here are the matchups with some of their biggest rivals:

Orlando Magic:
-Sun, Dec 18, home (preseason)
-Wed, Dec 21, away (preseason)
-Wed, Feb 8, away
-Sun, Feb 19, home
-Tue, Mar 13, away
-Sun, Mar 18, home

Boston Celtics:
-Tue, Dec 27, home
-Sun, Apr 1, away
-Tue, Apr 10, home
-Tue, Apr 24, away

Chicago Bulls:
-Sun, Jan 29, home
-Wed, Mar 14, away
-Thr, Apr 12, away
-Thr, Apr 19, home

NY Nicks:
-Fri, Jan 27, home
-Thr, Feb 23, home
-Sun, Apr 15, away

LA Lakers:
-Thr, Jan 19, home
-Sun, Mar 4, away

Dallas Mavericks:
-Sun, Dec 25, away
-Thr, Mar 29, home

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.