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76ers 2011-2012 Schedule Released: Sixers Take On Lakers For New Years

The NBA has released its schedule for the 2011-2012 season, which at this point probably won't even start on time. But if it does, the Sixers will open up on the road against Atlantic division "rival" Toronto Raptors on November 2nd. As for other notable points on the schedule...

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The Sixers will travel down to Miami for a playoff rematch with the Heat on November 20th and two days later will face the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. So those are the two 2010 Finals teams back to back... Rough.

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Four days later, they return home for their first meeting with the Knicks on the 26th. They don't play the Celtics until December 18th in Boston. The other three Boston games will all be after January. That Boston game will be the start of a brutal 17 day, 10 game road trip for the Sixers that includes a west coast swing which will take them through the holidays. The highlight of that trip will be a New Years Day matchup with the Lakers.

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Again though, this schedule should be described as tentative at best. The NBA season is in serious doubt next year and even the most optimistic observers are still predicting at least some games missed. So there's a good chance that we could see major alterations to the schedule when it's all said and done.

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