Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Heat begin their title defense against the Celtics.
The NBA season gets underway on Tuesday, as the Miami Heat begin their title defense in a revamped NBA landscape, one that has changed right up until the season's start.
The Heat and LeBron James will open with the Boston Celtics at home on Tuesday, in a primetime matchup that is sure to attract the attention of the country. The Heat and Celtics clashed in a fascinating Eastern Conference Finals on the Heat's way to the 2012 NBA Finals and an eventual victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Also tipping off on Tuesday are the new-look Los Angeles Lakers, a team many believe could be a threat to make the NBA Finals this season, on the strength of a reinvigorated lineup that now features both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to go with Kobe Bryant.
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. on TNT