Thunder to Open Season In Philadelphia, Host Timberwolves on Christmas
The NBA released schedules for all 30 teams on Thursday afternoon, and it appears the Oklahoma City Thunder will kick off its 2016-17 campaign in Philadelphia on Oct. 26 when they take on the Sixers.
After taking on Philly, the Thunder will return home to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Oct. 28 for its first home game of the season against the Suns.
Thunder should easily start season 3-0. First three games against Sixers, Suns and Lakers before heading West to play Clips and Warriors— Brett Coppenbarger (@BrettCope) August 11, 2016
OKC will also be playing again on Christmas Day when Karl Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves come to town.
Thunder fans will get their chance to either cheer or jeer Kevin Durant on Feb. 11, when the Warriors come to Oklahoma City for the first time, but Russell Westbrook and company will get their first crack at Golden State on Nov. 3 when the Thunder visit Oakland and then again on Jan. 18. The Warriors will also come to OKC again on March 20 to cap off the four highly anticipated matchups.
Serge Ibaka will return to OKC on Nov. 13 when the Orlando Magic come to town.
The entire schedule can be seen here.