The Oct. 30 contest will be a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference semifinals, which Miami won after Boston had taken a 3-2 series lead. It will pit former Celtic Ray Allen against his old team, in his first game with the Heat, which signed him as a free agent during the off-season.
The schedule has five Christmas Day games -- the Celtics at the Brooklyn Nets; the New York Knicks at the LA Lakers; the Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami, in a rematch of the 2011-12 playoff finalists; followed by Houston at Chicago and Denver at the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nets open the season in their new home Nov. 1 against the Knicks.
Jeremy Lin will make his debut with Houston in a road game at Detroit Oct. 31.
The all-star game is set for Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston.
The regular season ends April 17 and the post-season begins April 20.