The Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Miami Heat four times this season, according to the latest NBA schedule rumors.
The official schedule will be released in the middle of next week.
But the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says that the current iteration of the schedule features four matchups between LeBron James’ new team and his old team.
A source said that the first meeting will be on Christmas in Miami at night.
The Cavaliers will also play in Miami on March 16.
The Heat are scheduled to travel to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on February 11 and April 2.
The source cautioned that the current schedule remains fluid, although there generally are only subtle changes once teams are forwarded their preliminary schedules.
The Heat will also open the season at home on October 30 against the Washington Wizards in a matchup that may happen again deep in the playoffs.
The team’s first road game is currently scheduled for November 1 in Philadelphia.
Matchups with the San Antonio Spurs, whom the Heat lost to in the finals, are listed for February 6 in San Antonio and March 31 in Miami.
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LeBron James, Cavaliers open preseason at home
CLEVELAND—LeBron James will play his first preseason game with the Cavaliers at home before he faces his former team, the Miami Heat, in Brazil.
The Cavs will open their exhibition season Oct. 5 against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli club formerly led by new Cleveland coach David Blatt. It will be James’ first game with the Cavs since re-signing with them last month as a free agent.
On Oct. 12, James and the Cavs will play the Heat in Rio De Janiero. James won two NBA titles and went to the NBA Finals four straight seasons with the Heat.
The Cavs will also play in Cincinnati on Oct. 15 against Indiana and against Chicago in Columbus on Oct. 20 on Ohio State’s campus.