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The Chicago Bulls released their regular season schedule for the upcoming season Wednesday, and they’ll be playing on national television to open the season.
The Bulls start the season with a back-to-back. First, they will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., which will be televised on TNT. The following day the Bulls will head to New York to face the Brooklyn Nets for a 6:30 p.m. start time.
On Nov. 18, the Bulls will begin their annual circus trip in Arizona against the Phoenix Suns. They will then face the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, and the Portland Trail Blazers before ending the trip in Indianapolis on Nov. 27 to face the Indiana Pacers.
The Bulls will also be one of 10 teams to compete on Christmas Day with a 1:30 p.m. away matchup versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, where fans hope to see Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook go at it.
February features another lengthy road trip, which begins right away. On the first of the month, the Bulls are up against the Utah Jazz and go on to face the Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves. They end the trip a week after its start, Feb. 8, against Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats. All-Star Weekend comes soon afterward, Feb. 12-14.
The Bulls will have five back-to-backs come March — their most for any month. The Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs and the Atlanta Hawks are among the teams they will face in such series.
The full 2015-16 schedule can be viewed here.
Stay tuned to The Bulls Charge for news about the Bulls’ preseason schedule.
(All times listed above are as listed on Bulls.com and are according to central standard time.)
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