Will Yoder
Friday December 2nd, 2011

The new NBA schedule will be released Dec. 6 during a live release show on NBA TV at 7 p.m. Eastern, according to NBC Sports.

The schedule originally designed by the league will have to be revamped as a result of the NBA lockout which has wiped out the first several months of the season. Rather than pick up with scheduled games part-way through the season, the league and the players decided to create a revised 66-game schedule that would allow them to play as many games as they can between now and when the playoffs are slotted to begin.

The NBA has already announced that the season will open on Christmas Day with five games. The league had originally slotted only three games to be played on this day, but due to larger demand they have added more teams to the lineup. According to The New York Times, the league will announce the details of those games sometime today, however two games are expected to be aired on ABC and ESPN, and one is expected to be aired on TNT. It is believed that four of the five games will be Boston at New York, Miami at Dallas, Chicago at the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State.

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