2013-14 NBA Schedule Release: TV Info, Start Time, Date, More for Full Release

Maxwell Ogden@MaxwellOgdenCorrespondent IIIAugust 1, 2013

Feb 14, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.  Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013-14 NBA regular season is shaping up to be one of extraordinary proportions. Countless superstars are looking to make one last title push with their current team before entering free agency and the rookie class of 2013 has something to prove.

According to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel, the NBA has announced that it will release the 2013-14 regular-season schedule next week.

NBA fans will now collectively begin to count down the hours.

The storylines are endless entering the revealing process, as the landscape of the NBA has changed after some of the moves in free agency. From superstars signing in new cities to high-profile names returning from injuries, we're preparing for a monumental season.

Here's a full breakdown of when you'll know what's coming next.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 6

Time: 6 p.m. ET

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What We're Waiting For

Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers, Feb. 19

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Houston Rockets will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 7. This will mark the first time that Dwight Howard plays his former team since leaving to sign with Houston in July.

With that being said, our eyes are set on a different date: Feb. 19.

Something tells me the Lakers will have no trouble selling out the Staples Center that night, as D-12 returns to Los Angeles for the first time. This may be the most intriguing game of the season, as both teams will be in form and Howard will have to answer to his former home fans.

Keep in mind, Howard went for 39 points and 16 rebounds the first time he played a road game against the Orlando Magic.

Watching Kobe Bryant take it to his former teammate-slash-nemesis will be fun to watch, especially if Pau Gasol bounces back. It'd also be interesting to see Howard dominate at the Staples Center to remind the Lakers of what could have been.

If there's any game that you need to mark down on your calendar, it's the Rockets at the Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat, Oct. 29

Perhaps the most notable storyline entering the 2013-14 NBA regular season is the return of 2011 MVP Derrick Rose. After missing the entire 2012-13 season as he recovered from a torn ACL, D-Rose will now look to prove he's still elite.

He'll be granted his first opportunity to do so against the defending NBA champions.

Per Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel, the Chicago Bulls will travel to play the Miami Heat on Oct. 29 when LeBron James and company receive their rings. If anything could possibly influence Rose to come out and shine, it'd be watching his rivals hang their championship banner.

Outside of Rose's influence, who isn't excited for yet another physical clash between these two teams?

Even with Rose injured, the Bulls took the Heat to the limit on more than one occasion in 2012-13. With Rose and Luol Deng returning from injuries, tensions will be at an all-time high between these two Eastern Conference rivals.

Now that's how you open up a season.


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