Kevin C. Cox
The Hawks begin their 2012-13 campaign on Friday.
The 2012-13 NBA regular season begins on Tuesday night, and both the Los Angeles Lakers and defending champion Miami Heat will be in action. The Heat host the Boston Celtics, while the Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks; both of those games will air on TNT. Washington and Cleveland also play on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Hawks don't open up their season until Friday, when they host the Houston Rockets.
There is some potential for Hurricane Sandy to affect games in the Northeast over the next few days, though no games have been canceled or moved at this point. Here is the complete NBA schedule for the first three days of the season:
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 p.m. ET)
Thursday, Nov. 1
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs (9:30 p.m. ET, TNT)