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Thunder to open at home against Chicago

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Oklahoma City is opening the NBA season October 27 at home against the Bulls. That means in the Thunder’s three seasons in OKC, they’ve opened at home each year.

Definitely an excellent opening night game that has high potential for national TV. The 27th is a Wednesday and ESPN typically broadcasts that night. A good matchup of new and improved Bulls against the up-and-coming Thunder makes for an especially intriguing opener.

The NBA  will announce opening-week and other featured 2009-10 regular-season  games for the Thunder and the rest of the league as part of a special  at 6 p.m. CT  Tuesday on the NBATV. The full schedule will be released Aug.  10.