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Bulls 2012-13 schedule released; open Halloween night

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The Chicago Bulls will tip off the 2012-13 season at the United Center on Oct. 31 versus the Sacramento Kings.  Tip-off time for the season opener is 7:00 p.m. (CT).

Chicago's home schedule is also highlighted by visits from the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 8, and the NBA Champion Miami Heat on Feb. 21 and March 27.  The Boston Celtics will come to town on Nov. 12 and Dec. 18, while the Los Angeles Lakers will make their lone United Center appearance of the season on Jan. 21.  The Bulls will also host the New York Knicks on Dec. 8 and April 11.

For the first time since the 1997-98 campaign, Chicago will play at home on Christmas Day.  This year, the Bulls will host the Houston Rockets in one of five Christmas Day games in the NBA.  The Bulls and Rockets will tip off from the United Center at 7:00 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN. 

Chicago is presently scheduled to appear on national television a total of 26 times.  The Bulls will play on ABC two times, TNT seven times, ESPN 10 times and NBA TV seven times.  The Chicago Bulls' local television schedule will be announced in the very near future.

For a printable version of the Bulls' 2012-13 schedule, fans are encouraged to visit Bulls.com/schedule.

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