Bulls will open season Oct. 27 at home vs. Celtics

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Jimmy Butler and the Bulls open the season Oct. 27 at home against the Celtics. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP

The Bulls will open the 2016-17 regular season Oct. 27 at the United Center against the Celtics. The game will be nationally televised on TNT and tip off at 7 p.m.

For the seventh consecutive season, the Bulls will play on Christmas Day. They visit the Spurs for a 4 p.m. tip on ABC.

The Bulls are scheduled to appear on national television 34 times: 12 times on ESPN, nine times on TNT, nine times on NBA TV and four times on ABC. The team’s local television schedule will be announced later.

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