The NBA schedule is set to be released on Tuesday during an NBA TV special at 6 p.m. EST and posted on NBA.com. The show will highlight season openers and games of interest. Some teams have already listed their preseason games.
The Miami Heat will open their season with a home game against the Atlanta Hawks on October 7. Before the game on that day, Miami will additionally get their rings.
The Heat will also play on Christmas Day in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The other LA team, the Clippers, will head to northern California to take on the Golden State Warriors on Christmas as well.
While the schedule has not been finalized, most of the season openers and Christmas games do not change between the initial and finalized schedule.