Sixers open '13-14 season at home against Heat

Sixers open '13-14 season at home against Heat

August 6, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Evan Turner and the Sixers open next season on Oct. 30 against LeBron James and the champion Heat. (USA Today Images)

The Sixers will find out right away just what they have in their new-look roster.

The Sixers open the 2013-14 season at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. against the back-to-back champion Miami Heat.

The season opener is part of a stretch in which the Sixers play seven of their first nine games of the regular season at home.

The Sixers' longest stretch of home games comes right after the All-Star break when they play five straight at the Wells Fargo Center from Feb. 18 to March 1. Their longest stint on the road comes during the annual Disney On Ice trip when they play six straight from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4.

The Sixers play 20 sets of back-to-back games after having 17 last season.

Former Sixers will return to the Wells Fargo Center early and often throughout the season. Andre Iguodala and the Warriors visit on Nov. 4. Jrue Holiday's New Orleans squad comes to town on Nov. 29. Andrew Bynum returns with Cleveland on Nov. 8 and Feb. 18.

Other highlights of the home schedule include a matchup against the high-flying Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 9), the second battle of a back-to-back set with the revamped Brooklyn Nets (Dec. 20), a second appearance by the Heat (Jan. 17), a clash with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder (Jan. 25) and the always-anticipated visit from the Los Angeles Lakers (Feb. 7).

The Sixers close the season with nine of their final 13 games on the road, including the season finale against the Heat on April 16.

See the complete schedule right here.