The Cavs' quest to make the 2016 NBA Finals will begin on the road as part of a back-to-back. On October 27, which is opening night, the Cavs travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls and a night later, the Cavs will be in Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. The Cavs' home opener is on October 30 on the Miami Heat.
On Christmas, the Cavs will travel to Oakland to take on the Warriors in a rematch of the NBA Finals. The Cavs then play Golden State at home on Jan. 18 on TNT and the Christmas Day game kicks off a stretch of four games in five days. Cleveland will close the season on April 13 at home against the Detroit Pistons.
Overall, the Cavs will play 25 nationally televised games on ESPN, ABC and TNT with NBA TV dates to be announced. The Cavs play just one stretch of four games in five days, as the NBA has moved to reduce the wear and tear of the schedule, and the Cavs will have two longer road trips. One is a six-game swing that ends with three games in Texas and a four-game trip out West in March. Cleveland's longest home stand runs on Feb. 5 - Feb. 18, with the Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers and Bulls coming to Quicken Loans Arena.