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When Is the 2023-24 NBA Schedule Release Date? Tickets & Key Games

August 17, 2023 by Stephen Spiewak


NBA Schedule Announcement

The NBA Schedule for the 2023 season was released on August 17. See below for NBA tickets, top matchups and other schedule information for the 2023 NBA season.

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The buzzer has sounded on the 2023 NBA finals, and the 2023-2024 NBA season is fast approaching with the season tipping off in October. 

The league is slated to return Oct. 24 for the 2023-2024 NBA season, according to Shams Charania. The 2023-24 season will feature an in-season tournament involving all 30 teams. The tournament will not affect the regular season as every team will still play 82-games. 

It's likely that the NBA schedule will be released between Aug. 16-20. In the late 2000s, the NBA schedule release date was in the first week of August, before moving to Aug. 10 in 2010. The following year, the league moved up the schedule announcement date to July 19, the earliest it's been in the last decade-plus. 

Once the full schedule is released, the date that NBA tickets go on sale will also be released. 

NBA Schedule Release Date 2023-24 and Historical Dates

2023-2024: Aug. 17, 2023 

2022-2023: Aug. 17, 2022

2021-2022: Aug. 20, 2021

2020-2021: Dec. 4, 2020

2019-2020: Aug. 13, 2019

2018-2019: Aug. 10, 2018

2017-2018: Aug. 14, 2017

2016-2017: Aug, 11, 2016

2015-2016: Aug. 12, 2015

2014-2015: Aug, 13, 2014

2013-2014: Aug. 6, 2013

2012-2013: July 26, 2012

2011-2012: July 19, 2011

2010-2011: Aug. 10, 2010

2009-2010: Aug. 4, 2009

2008-2009: Aug. 6, 2008

When is the 2023 NBA Draft? 

The 2023 NBA Draft was held at the Barclays Center in New York City on June 22. With the No. 1 pick, the San Antonio Spurs selected Victor Wembanyama. 

Where Will the 2024 NBA All-Star Game Take Place?

The 2024 NBA All-All Star game will take place on Feb. 12 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis

Election Day Games / Civic Engagement Night

For the 2020 election, 23 NBA teams and arenas served as voting facilities.

No NBA games have been scheduled for Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 7) as the league will continue to encourage fans to make a plan to vote. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Games

The NBA will continue its long-standing tradition to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day during the 2023-24 NBA season.

The celebration will include these four nationally televised games: 

  • Hawks vs. Spurs
  • Grizzlies vs. Warriors
  • Rockets vs. 76ers
  • Thunder vs. Lakers

NBA 2023-24 Opening Night

According to Shams Charania, the 2023-24 NBA season will start on Oct. 24. Opening night will feature the Lakers at the Nuggets and the Suns at the Warriors. 

NBA Christmas Day Schedule for 2023

Want to see star power take the court on Christmas? The 2023 NBA Christmas schedule will feature these five marquee matchups: 

NBA International Schedule

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 will feature the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 5 and Oct. 7 at the Etihad Arena. While the official dates and matchups have yet to be released, the NBA will also play in Mexico City in 2023 and Paris in 2024. 

Here is a breakdown of the NBA international schedule from the 2022-2023 season: 

Top 2023-24 NBA Games 

  • 76ers vs. Bucks
  • Suns vs. Lakers
  • Heat vs. Celtics
  • Warriors vs. Kings
  • Lakers vs. Clippers
  • Heat vs. Nuggets

NBA 2023-24 Schedule Key Dates and Games 

  • Oct. 5 & Oct. 7, 2023: Abu Dhabi Games (Mavericks and Timberwolves)
  • Oct. 24, 2023: NBA Regular Season Begins 
  • Nov. 3: NBA In-Season Tournament begins
  • Dec. 9: NBA In-Season Tournament Finals
  • Feb. 16-18, 2024: NBA All-Star Game (Indianapolis) 
  • April 14, 2024: NBA Regular Season Concludes

Check Vivid Seats for full NBA 2023-2024 ticket information

This post was last updated on August 17, 2023.

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