NBA Announces Warriors' Opening Night, Christmas Day Opponents

The Warriors will not have to wait long to see the new-look Rockets. 

The defending champions will raise their fifth championship banner at Oracle Arena and receive their championship rings on Tuesday, Oct. 17 before they take on James Harden, Chris Paul and the rest of an improved Houston team. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. PT. 

For the third consecutive year, NBA Christmas will be highlighted by a NBA Finals rematch. And for the third straight year, that will be the Warriors playing the Cavaliers. 

Golden State is hosting Cleveland as they make their fifth straight national television appearance on Christmas. 

The Warriors own a 4-0 record in home openers following a championship and are 11-15 overall on Christmas. They lost both their season opener and Christmas Day matchup last season.

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