The Indiana Pacers released their schedule for the upcoming season Tuesday evening.
The Pacers will open the season at home against Orlando on Tuesday, October 29. Former Indiana University star Victor Oladipo was the Magic's first-round pick in June's NBA Draft. Oladipo's IU teammate, Cody Zeller, visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse with Charlotte on December 13.
Indiana will face the defending NBA champion Miami Heat - and former Lawrence North star Greg Oden - on December 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami eliminated the Pacers in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals last season. They also host the Heat on March 26.
Former Butler head coach Brad Stevens brings the Boston Celtics to Indianapolis on Sunday, December 22 and Tuesday, March 11.
The Pacers will appear on national television 17 times, including eight games on ESPN and two on TNT. The other seven games will air on NBATV.