NBA Schedule 2022-23: League Releases Official Regular-Season Slate

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVAugust 17, 2022

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The 2022-23 NBA season will begin Oct. 18 when the Golden State Warriors start their quest to defend their championship against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will also be in action on opening day, with both looking to send a message that they should be considered a favorite for the 2023 title.

It tips off what should be a memorable regular season for the league's 30 teams before the playoffs begin in April.

Here are the 82-game schedules for each squad heading into 2022-23.

Team Schedules

Eastern Conference




Western Conference




Key Dates

Oct. 18: First Day of Season

Feb. 17-19: All-Star Weekend (Salt Lake City, Utah)

April 9: Regular Season Ends

April 11-14: Play-In Tournament

April 15: Playoffs Begin

The Warriors won their fourth championship in eight years last season and should be considered a top contender to win again as long as the main core is on the roster.

Stephen Curry remains one of the league's best, while Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole all played key roles in the playoff run.

With most of the top contributors back for 2022-23, it's hard to count out Golden State.

The same could be said for fellow NBA finalists Celtics, which return Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and add valuable depth in point guard Malcolm Brogdon. This is one of the most complete rosters in the league, with players who can hurt you on both ends of the court.

The upcoming NBA season is still wide open considering the top teams in the playoffs weren't even the best during the regular season.

The Phoenix Suns were dominant last year on the way to a 64-18 record, but injuries and inconsistent play led to a second-round exit. They should still be dangerous in 2022-23, with Deandre Ayton getting a new deal to remain alongside Devin Booker and Chris Paul.

Ja Morant led the Memphis Grizzlies to the second-best record in the NBA, and they could be a real threat to win it all this year with the added experience.

Other young squads such as the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves could be threats in the Western Conference after making upgrades in the offseason.

In the East, the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks are all loaded with proven stars and the talent needed to make deep runs in the playoffs as long as they can stay healthy.

Fans also shouldn't count out the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, two teams filled with elite players looking to bounce back after injury-filled 2021-22 seasons. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have already won a title together for the Lakers, while Paul George and Kawhi Leonard can match up with anyone in the NBA.

There is no shortage of teams that can go all the way this year, which could make the regular season an exciting six months of basketball.