Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm going to be lazy right now and simply post the press release. I'll share my thoughts on the upcoming season later.

Team Opens With Eight of Its First 10 Games at Home

August 6, 2008 – The National Basketball Association announced the 2008-09 NBA regular-season schedule today and the Charlotte Bobcats will open on Thursday, October 30 at Cleveland versus the LeBron James-led Cavaliers. The Bobcats schedule also features 21 weekend home dates, including 11 Saturday night games.

Eight of the Bobcats first 10 games will be at home, highlighted by visits from 2008 NBA Olympians Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat on Nov. 1, Tayshaun Prince and the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 3, Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets on Nov. 7 and Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 9. The Bobcats will also host Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 11, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer and the Utah Jazz on Nov. 14, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic on Nov. 16 and Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 18.

Other highlights of the schedule include a Thanksgiving weekend visit from the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and a celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Bobcats will play 24 of their final 41 games on the road, including two five-game road trips.

All Bobcats home games will begin at 7 p.m., with the exception of the MLK game against San Antonio and two Sunday contests against Toronto (Nov. 9, 1 p.m.) and Orlando (Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m.). New broadcast partner FSN South and sister network SportSouth will air 70 games this season, with a schedule to be unveiled at a later date.

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