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Early NBA Power Rankings: Last Two NBA Champions Top the List
As the winners of the last two NBA championships, the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks lead our early preseason power rankings.
by Jon Metler
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2022-23 NBA Season
Opening night of the regular season kicks off Oct. 18 with the defending champion Golden State Warriors raising another banner to the rafters before facing off against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics will also square off.
Those teams will also be featured on the league's marquee Christmas Day schedule, which includes matchups between the Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies, Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks, and the Celtics hosting the Milwaukee Bucks.
All-Star Weekend will be held Feb. 17-19 in Salt Lake City, UT.
2023 NBA Playoffs
The season will again wrap up with a Play-In Tournament that will include the teams with the 7th-highest through the 10th-highest winning percentages in each conference. The seven seed in each conference will host the eight seed, while the nine seed will welcome the 10th seed.