The National Basketball Association released its 2011-12 schedule with the champion Dallas Mavericks opening at home against the Chicago Bulls.
The NBA released the schedule despite being in the midst of a labour dispute which has led to a lockout.
However there is still plenty of time to get a deal done as the season doesn't begin until November 2 for most teams.
Owners and players have been in a lockout since June 30. There are some who fear that season could be lost to a labour dispute for the just second time in league history.
Source: AFP American Edition