The Oklahoma City Thunder will be home to open up the NBA season against the perennial contender, Western Conference juggernaut, new-look San Antonio Spurs on October 28. The two teams are favorites in the Western Conference (along with defending NBA champions, Golden State), and have faced off in the Western Conference Finals in two of the past four seasons.
If the history between the two teams isn't enough, the new addition of LaMarcus Aldridge to the Spurs roster should make things even more interesting.
Oh, and the Thunder will have Kevin Durant back in the lineup (knock on wood). Durant, of course, missed 55 games last year due to lingering foot issues, following his 2013-14 MVP season. Russell Westbrook infamously filled in and put up MVP-worthy numbers in Durant's absence, and this will be the first time they will open the season with both healthy since 2012 (Westbrook missed the start of 2013 due to knee issues).
Also according to The Oklahoman, the Thunder will host the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day in a matchup between two rookie head coaches. OKC's Billy Donovan will face off against Fred Hoiberg of Chicago in what will be the sixth consecutive Christmas Day featuring Durant, Westbrook and friends.
The rest of the NBA schedule is expected to be released soon.