Rockets get national spotlight in 2023-24 schedule

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The day is here. Finally.

The Houston Rockets' 2023-24 schedule release has finally arrived. Fans can not only buy merchandise, but they can also purchase tickets.

The schedule doesn't appear to be too challenging, although you ultimately never know what to expect in the offseason. The Rockets underwent a complete facelift and organizational overhaul this offseason, adding Ime Udoka as the team's head coach, while also adding Jeff Green, Fred VanVleet, Dillon Brooks, and Jock Landale in free agency, not to mention Amen Thompson and Cam Whitmore via the 2023 NBA Draft.

Change is coming and it seems as though the masses want to witness it.

The Rockets will have some national spotlight this season, as they've landed four primetime games in 2023-24. Sure, that may not seem like much, but it's an improvement over 2022-23, in which the team didn't garner any limelight.

The four games are below:

-At home vs. Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers: December 26th-NBATV
-On the road against Cade Cunningham and the Detroit Pistons: January 12th-ESPN
-On the road vs Joel Embiid the Philadelphia 76ers: January 15th-NBA TV
-On the road against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks: April 7th-NBA TV

The entire 82-game schedule is below.

Houston Rockets 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule

October (3 games)
-October 25 @ Orlando Magic
-October 27 @ San Antonio Spurs
-October 29 vs. Golden State Warriors

November (13 games)
-November 1 vs. Charlotte Hornets
-November 4 vs. Sacramento Kings
-November 6 vs. Sacramento Kings
-November 8 vs Los Angeles Lakers
-November 10 vs New Orleans Pelicans (in-season tournament)
-November 12 vs Denver Nuggets
-November 17 @ LA Clippers (in-season tournament)
-November 19 @ Los Angeles Lakers
-November 20 @ Golden State Warriors
-November 22 vs. Memphis Grizzlies
-November 24 vs Denver Nuggets (in-season tournament)
-November 28 @ Dallas Mavericks (in-season tournament)
-November 29 @ Denver Nuggets

December (12 games)
-December 2 @ Los Angeles Lakers
-December 11 vs. San Antonio Spurs
-December 13 vs Memphis Grizzlies
-December 15 @ Memphis Grizzlies
-December 17 @ Milwaukee Bucks
-December 18 @ Cleveland Cavaliers
-December 20 vs. Atlanta Hawks
-December 22 vs. Dallas Mavericks
-December 23 @ New Orleans Pelicans
-December 26 vs. Indiana Pacers
-December 27 vs. Phoenix Suns
-December 29 vs. Philadelphia 76ers

January (17 games)
-January 1 vs. Detroit Pistons
-January 3 vs Brooklyn Nets
-January 5 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
-January 6 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
-January 8 @ Miami Heat
-January 10 @ Chicago Bulls
-January 12 @ Detroit Pistons
-January 13 @ Boston Celtics
-January 15 @ Philadelphia 76ers
-January 17 @ New York Knicks
-January 20 vs. Utah Jazz
-January 21 vs. Boston Celtics
-January 24 vs. Portland Trail Blazers
-January 26 @ Charlotte Hornets
-January 27 @ Brooklyn Nets
-January 29 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
-January 31 vs. New Orleans Pelicans

February (12 games)
-February 2 vs. Toronto Raptors
-February 4 @ Minnesota Timberwolves
-February 6 @ Indiana Pacers
-February 9 @ Toronto Raptors
-February 10 @ Atlanta Hawks
-February 12 vs. New York Knicks
-February 14 @ Memphis Grizzlies
-February 22 @ New Orleans Pelicans
-February 23 vs. Phoenix Suns
-February 25 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
-February 27 @ Oklahoma City Thunder
-February 29 @ Phoenix Suns

March (15 games)
-March 2 @ Phoenix Suns
-March 5 vs. San Antonio Spurs
-March 6 vs. LA Clippers
-March 8 @ Portland Trail Blazers
-March 10 @ Sacramento Kings
-March 12 @ San Antonio Spurs
-March 14 vs. Washington Wizards
-March 16 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
-March 19 @ Washington Wizards
-March 21 vs. Chicago Bulls
-March 23 vs. Utah Jazz
-March 25 vs. Portland Trail Blazers
-March 27 @ Oklahoma City Thunder
-March 29 @ Utah Jazz
-March 31 vs. Dallas Mavericks

April (8 games)
-April 2 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
-April 4 vs. Golden State Warriors
-April 5 vs. Miami Heat
-April 7 @ Dallas Mavericks
-April 9 vs. Orlando Magic
-April 11 @ Utah Jazz
-April 12 @ Portland Trail Blazers
-April 14 @ LA Clippers

Two games are missing on every schedule, and each team that fails to make it to the knockout stage of the In-Season Tournament will make up those games on December 6th and 8th.

Houston Rockets NBA In-Season Tournament schedule

The NBA is instituting a new In-Season Tournament this season, with five-team groups playing round-robin in November before a playoff in early December. The Rockets are in “Group B” along with the Nuggets, Pelicans, Mavs, and Clippers. Here is the schedule for group play:

Rockets preseason schedule

Before the start of the regular season, the Rockets have scheduled four tune-up games. Here are all four preseason games as currently scheduled:

-October 10 vs. Indiana Pacers
-October 12 @ New Orleans Pelicans
-October 16 vs. San Antonio Spurs
-October 18 @ San Antonio Spurs
-October 20 vs. Miami Heat