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Nets Open with Homestand

The Nets will open the 2010-11 season with a four game homestand against the Pistons, Kings, Heat and Bobcats. The Halloween game vs. Miami will be a 1:00 p.m. matinee.  The Nets will then head to Florida to play the Magic and the Heat again, meaning the Nets will play two of its first six games against the "Three Kings".

Among the other highlights: The World Champion Lakers make their lone Garden State appearance on Sunday, December 12 for an afternoon contest at 1:00 p.m., while the Knicks make their first of two Newark appearances on Saturday night, February 12, with a return engagement on Friday night, April 8.  All night games will begin at 7:00 p.m., rather than 7:30.

John Wall and Yi Jianlian will lead the Wizards into the Prudential Center on Thursday, December 16.  Jason Kidd will bring the Mavericks in for their lone matchup of the season on Saturday, January 22, while Richard Jefferson and the Spurs will play the Nets on Monday, February 14.

The schedule has a number of oddities, Dave D'Alessandro reports: 22 back-to-backs, which might not be a big problem for a young team; after that first homestand, 24 of the next 37 games are on the road, which almost certainly will be a problem; and a stretch around the All-Star Break and London Games where they'll play five games over 20 days, which is just plain weird.

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