The Orlando Magic will open their 2022-23 regular season against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 19 and their first home game will be against the Bostons Celtics on Oct. 22 at Amway Center, according to the NBA, which announced the league schedule for the upcoming season on Wednesday afternoon.
The Magic will play six of their first eight games en route and have their longest home standings from early to mid-November before playing a balanced schedule the rest of the way.
Orlando will open a training camp at its new AdventHealth Training Center on September 27.
Magic ticket plans, suites and single-match tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, August 27. The Fast Break Monthly Pass, introduced last season, returns for 2022-23. It includes up to five games per month for $49. Learn more at OrlandoMagic.com/FastBreak. More information about pre-sale access can be found at OrlandoMagic.com or by calling 407-89-MAGIC.
Here are seven highlights from the program:
Opener vs Pistons
Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft, will make his Magic debut when they open their season against the Pistons.
Not only will it be a match-up between the NBA’s last few top picks (Banchero and Cade Cunningham), but also between two teams in similar stages of their rebuilding, providing a good early test of the season for both sides.
Magic vs Hawks
Banchero and Dejounte Murray, whom the Atlanta Hawks traded for in June, won’t have long to wait to play each other again after their social media back and forth following a Pro-Am game earlier in the summer.
Orlando’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on October 21 at the State Farm Arena marks the second time in franchise history that the Magic have opened a season with two road games.
Home opener vs. Eastern champions
The Magic will play their first home game against the defending East Conference champion Celtics, who lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
The Celtics have won their last nine matchups against Orlando dating back to the 2019-20 season.
Return to National TV
The Magic’s only game scheduled to air on national television comes on November 1 when they play the Thunder in Oklahoma City Thunder, which drafted Chet Holmgren as the No. 2 pick in the draft.
The matchup will be broadcast on TNT. It is the only non-NBA TV game to be broadcast on national television.
Orlando, which did not have a national TV game on ESPN, ABC or TNT last season, is one of four teams (Utah Jazz, Pistons and Thunder) not to have an ESPN or ABC game.
match up vs. Smith, Houston
The Magic will play for the first time on November 7 at Amway Center against Houston Rockets and Jabari Smith, the number three in the draft.
Most media predicted that the Magic Smith would line up with the best pick before selecting Banchero.
Longest home journey
The Magic will feature seven games for a season and 14 days at home against the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Hornets and Minnesota Timberwolves from Nov. 3-16.
Longest road trips
The Magic will take a five-game road trip from January 7-15. They also have three four-game road trips: December 16-21 (six days), January 30-February 5 (seven days), and March 14-19 (six days).
Orlando Magic 2022-23 schedule (All times East, home games are in bold)
All Orlando Magic basketball games that are televised locally are broadcast exclusively on Bally Sports Florida. Games can also be heard on the Orlando Magic Radio Network (FM 96.9 The Game).
October – preseason
3 Oct. in Memphis (8 p.m.)
October 6: in San Antonio (8:30 PM)
October 7: in Dallas (8:30 PM)
October 11 vs. Memphis (19:00)
October 14 vs. Cleveland (7:00 PM)
October – regular season
October 19: in Detroit (7 p.m.)
Oct 19 21: in Atlanta (7:30 PM)
Oct 19 22: Boston (7 p.m.)
October 24: in New York (7:30 PM, NBA TV)
October 26: In Cleveland (7:00 PM)
October 28: Charlotte (7 p.m.)
October 30: in Dallas (7:30 PM)
Nov 1: In Oklahoma City (7:30 PM, TNT)
Nov 3: Golden State (7 p.m.)
Nov 19, 5: Sacramento (5pm)
Nov 7: Houston (7:15 p.m.)
Nov 9: Dallas (7:00 p.m.)
November 19, 11: Phoenix (7 p.m.)
November 14: Charlotte (7 p.m.)
New Moon. 16: Minnesota (7 p.m.)
Nov 18: In Chicago (8:00 PM)
Nov 19, Nov 19: In Indiana (7:00 p.m.)
Nov 19, 21: In Indiana (7pm)
November 25th: Philadelphia (7 p.m.)
New Moon. 27: Philadelphia (6pm)
November 28: in Brooklyn (7:30 PM)
Nov 19, 30: Atlanta (7 p.m.)
Dec 2: In Cleveland (7:30 PM)
Dec 3: in Toronto (8pm)
Dec 10 5: Milwaukee (7pm)
December 7: LA Clippers (7 p.m.)
Dec 9: Toronto (7 p.m.)
December 11: Toronto (6 p.m.)
Dec 10, 14: Atlanta (7:00 PM)
December 16: in Boston (7:30 PM)
December 18: in Boston (3:00 p.m.)
December 19: in Atlanta (7:30 PM)
Dec 21: in Houston (8:00 PM)
December 10, 23: Saint Anthony (7:00 PM)
December 27 LA Lakers (7 p.m.)
December 28: in Detroit (7 p.m.)
Dec 30: Washington (7:00 PM).)
wed. 4 OKLAHOMA CITY 7pm
do. 5 MEMPHIS 7 pm
Sat. 7 @ Golden State 8:30 p.m.
mom. 9 @ Sacramento 10pm
Tues. 10 @ Portland 10pm
Free. 13 @ Utah 9:00 PM
Sun. 15 @ Denver 8pm
fr. 20 NEW ORLEANS 7 p.m.
Sat. 21 @ Washington 7pm
mom. 23 BOSTON 7 p.m.
wed. 25 INDIANA 7 pm
fr. 27 @ Miami 8pm
Sat. 28 CHICAGO 7 pm
mom. 30 @ Philadelphia 7pm
wed. 1 @ Philadelphia 7pm
Free. 3 @ Minnesota 8pm
Sun. 5 @ Charlotte 1pm
Tues. 7 NEW YORK 7pm
do. 9 DENVER 7 pm
Sat. 11 MIAMI 7 p.m.
mom. 13 @ Chicago 8pm
Tues. 14 @ Toronto 7:30 pm
17-22 NBA All Star Break (Salt Lake City, UT)
do. 23 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Sat. 25 INDIANA 7 pm
mom. 27 @ New Orleans 8pm
wed. 1 @ Milwaukee 8pm
fr. 3 @ Charlotte 7pm
Sun. 5 PORTLAND 6 pm
Tues. 7 MILWAUKEE 7pm
do. 9 UTAH 7 pm
Sat. 11 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Tues. 14 @ St. Anthony 8pm
do. 16 @ Phoenix 10pm (NBA TV)
Sat. 18 @ LA Clippers 3pm
Sun. 19 @ LA Lakers 9:30 pm
Tues. 21 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
do. 23 NEW YORK 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
Sun. 26 BROOKLYN 6 p.m.
Tues. 28 @ Memphis 8pm
fr. 31 @ Washington 7pm
Sun. 2 DETROIT 6 pm
Tues. 4 CLEVELAND 7 pm
do. 6 CLEVELAND 7 pm
fr. 7 @ Brooklyn 7:30pm
Sun. 9 @ Miami 1 p.m.