NBA announces Chicago Bulls 2012-13 schedule

NBA announces Chicago Bulls 2012-13 schedule
Photo by Rose Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune

It's official, only 96 days until the Bulls tip-off the 2012-13 NBA season when they host the Sacramento Kings on Halloween night.

This might be the most favorable early-season schedule I have ever seen the Bulls get. 10 of their first 16 games are at home, and the Circus Trip is only 5 games this year. In reality it's only 4- after their Nov 21 game in Houston, the Bulls don't play the 5th game until the 24th in Milwaukee, which means the team will be able to come home for two days before heading to the Bradley Center.

And in all honesty, Bulls games in Milwaukee usually feature thousands of Bulls fans in the stands. And only one of the five opponents on the Circus Trip (Clippers) were a playoff team last season.

The Bulls play 14 games through the end of November, and only five of them are against teams that made the playoffs last season.

But it's way too early to analyze the schedule yet, let's just be glad it's out and we know exactly when the season starts.

OCTOBER:
31- Sacramento

NOVEMBER:
2- @ Cleveland
3- New Orleans
6- Orlando
8- Oklahoma City
10- Minnesota
12- Boston
14- @ Phoenix
17- @ LA Clippers
18- @ Portland
21- @ Houston
24- @ Milwaukee
26- Milwaukee
28- Dallas

DECEMBER:
1- Philadelphia
4- Indiana
5- @ Cleveland
7- @ Detroit
8- New York
11- LA Clippers
12- @ Philadelphia
15- Brooklyn
17- Memphis
18- Boston
21- @ New York
22- @ Atlanta
25- Houston
26- @ Indiana
29- Washington
31- Charlotte

JANUARY:
2- @ Orlando
4- @ Miami
7- Cleveland
9- Milwaukee
11- @ New York
12- Phoenix
14- Atlanta
16- @ Toronto
18- @ Boston
19- Memphis
21- LA Lakers
23- Detroit
25- Golden State
26- @ Washington
28- Charlotte
30- @ Milwaukee

FEBRUARY:
1- @ Brooklyn
2- @ Atlanta
7- @ Denver
8- @ Utah
11- San Antonio
13- @ Boston
19- @ New Orleans
21- Miami
22- @ Charlotte
24- @ Oklahoma City
26- Cleveland
28- Philadelphia

MARCH:
2- Brooklyn
3- @ Indiana
6- @ San Antonio
8- Utah
10- @ LA Lakers
13- @ Sacramento
15- @ Golden State
18- Denver
21- Portland
23- Indiana
24- @ Minnesota
27- Miami
30- @ Dallas
31- Detroit

APRIL:
2- @ Washington
4- Brooklyn
5- @ Orlando
7- @ Detroit
9- Toronto
11- New York
12- @ Toronto
14- Miami
15- @ Orlando
17- Washington

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