CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Hornets season got that much closer when the 2018-19 NBA Schedule was released on Friday.
Charlotte opens up its campaign on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at Spectrum Center against the Milwaukee Bucks.
It's the first time the Hornets will start a season at home in the past four years.
In terms of national television appearances, Charlotte makes the list just one time: the season finale on April 10 against Orlando (ESPN).
Charlotte native Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors make their lone appearance in the Queen City on February 25, while LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers invade Spectrum Center on December 15.
The Hornets play 15 back to backs next season, one more than they had on last year's schedule.
Charlotte's longest road trip is from January 5 to January 14, a journey that takes them to six different NBA cities.