(CBS) — The Chicago Bulls will take on the defending NBA champions in Miami on Oct. 29 to start the 2013-2014 season. The game will be the NBA season opener and will be nationally televised on TNT.

The Bulls will take on the New York Knocks on Oct. 31 for the home opener. The Bulls will host the Heat on Dec. 6 and March 9 and host the Lakers on Jan. 20.

The Bulls will once again play a game on Christmas, taking on the Nets in Brooklyn in a game scheduled for 11 a.m.

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