Chicago Bulls announce 2013-14 schedule
August 6, 2013 -- The Chicago Bulls will tip off the 2013-14 season in Miami on Oct. 29 against the NBA Champion Miami Heat. The game will be nationally televised on TNT, with tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m. (CT). For Chicago, this is the first time since the 2006-07 campaign that the Bulls will open the season against the reigning NBA champs. In that matchup on Oct. 31, 2006, Chicago defeated Miami 108-66 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
On Oct. 31, the Bulls will host the New York Knicks in their home opener at the United Center, with a tip-time set for 7:00 p.m. (CT).
Other prominent games on this season’s home schedule include: two visits from the Heat on Dec. 5 and March 9; the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20; the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 24; the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 13; the San Antonio Spurs on March 11; the Houston Rockets on March 13 and the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 17.
For the fourth consecutive season Chicago will see action on Christmas Day, as the Bulls travel to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets. The game, one of five that day in the NBA, will air nationally on ESPN at 11:00 a.m. (CT). It will also be the first contest between the two teams since they went seven games in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
Chicago is presently scheduled to appear on national television a total of 33 times. The Bulls will play on ABC five times, TNT nine times, ESPN 10 times and NBA TV nine times. Chicago’s local television schedule will be announced in the very near future.
For season tickets and groups, call 312-455-4000. Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 4 at 12:00 p.m. (CT) at Bulls.com, NBATickets.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX.