The NBA has finally announced the schedule for the 2013-14 NBA season. And although it's still over two months before the games begin, excitement is already setting in.

In an announcement made on an NBA TV special, the league revealed the schedule for the 1,230 games that will be played all throughout the season -- from opening day on Oct. 29, to Apr. 16, 2014 (if the full schedule is followed). These games will highlight both the intelligent and disappointing moves, trades and drafts that all 30 teams made during the off-season.

Based on the schedule also posted on the NBA's website, we take a look at what will be in store for all basketball fans come October.

Three games are schedule to take place on opening night with matchups that are very interesting. Starting at 7 p.m., the Indiana Pacers, who had a stellar season last year, will be playing the Orlando Magic at home. Welcoming Luis Scola to the team, IND will be facing the Magic with their No. 2 draft pick Victor Oladipo, who happens to be from Indiana and was once an Indiana Hoosier.

At 8 p.m., reigning NBA champions the Miami Heat will be going head-to-head with the refueled Chicago Bulls. With an almost intact championship team core (with only Mike Miller leaving), the Heat will start their bid for a three-peat in Chicago against the team that gave Miami their first loss in the Playoffs round. The game is also expected to be the much awaited return of 2010-11 NBA MVP Derrick Rose, which will make the game a must-watch. It will be the former MVP Rose versus current MVP LeBron James.

At 10:30 p.m., it will be an L.A. showdown as the two teams from the city battle on the court. Both the Clippers and the Lakers fell flat in the first round of the Playoffs. However, it is worth noting that a few games before last season ended, Kobe Bryant suffered an almost career-ending injury, forcing him to miss the rest of the games and the Playoffs. But after surgery and continuous rehabilitation to repair his torn Achilles' tendon, the Black Mamba could be back on the hardwood to start his journey toward another championship.

These three games are only the tip of what could be a humongous iceberg of a season. The 2013-14 NBA season will start Oct. 29 with games played every day, from Sunday to Saturday. Games are also televised live on several networks and streamed online at NBA League Pass.