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NBA Opening Night 2023: Each NBA Finals teams on display as Celtics host 76ers, Warriors host Lakers


The beginning of the 2022-23 NBA season is one step closer.

On Monday, it was reported that 2023 Opening Night will display each teams from last 12 months’s NBA Finals when the Celtics host the 76ers and the Warriors host the Lakers.

The NBA’s opening night is about 🏀🍿

◽️ 76ers at Celtics
◽️ Lakers at Warriors

H/T @ShamsCharania pic.twitter.com/2GziJjtBi0

— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 16, 2022

There might be no shortage of star power under the highlight of Opening Night, as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown go toe-to-toe with Joel Embiid and James Harden to get the season underway. The Celtics-76ers rivalry rarely disappoints, as there is no such thing as a love lost between these two franchises still to today.

And speaking of rivalries, we’ll get to see Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green go up against a well-known foe in LeBron James because the Warriors trio takes the ground for the primary time since winning their fourth NBA championship ring. Golden State will get the primary crack on the new-look Lakers, while Anthony Davis will look to start out the brand new season off with a bang after an injury-riddled 2021-22 campaign.

For more information on when these games happen and the way to watch NBA Opening Night, we’ve got you covered below.

NBA Opening Night 2023

Learn how to watch Celtics vs. 76ers

  • Date: October 18
  • Time: TBD
  • TV Channel: TNT

The reigning Eastern Conference champions will tackle a hungry 76ers team that got here up well in need of expectations last season. As Tatum and Brown try to get Boston back to the NBA Finals stage after coming two wins shy of their first championship, they’ll must undergo Embiid and Harden to start out the season. Embiid has a history of giving the Celtics trouble, so this might be an early test for players like Robert Williams III and Al Horford. But do the 76ers have enough firepower to maintain up with Boston’s revamped roster after adding Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari within the offseason?

Learn how to watch Warriors vs. Lakers

  • Date: October 18
  • Time: TBD
  • TV Channel: TNT

Within the second game of the Opening Night doubleheader, the defending NBA champions will face off against a Lakers team that missed the playoffs entirely last season. Injuries and poor roster construction led to James missing the playoffs for just the third time in his profession, but he, Davis and Russell Westbrook are coming into the brand new season with something to prove. Los Angeles might be put to the test straight away, because the Warriors are looking just as loaded as they were last 12 months. With James Wiseman coming back from injury and other young guys like Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody expected to take a step forward, Golden State might be right back in contention for its seventh finals appearance within the last nine seasons.

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