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Highlights of the 2016-17 Knicks schedule

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Forget the rest. Here come the best matchups next season.

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The NBA dropped its official schedule for 2016-17. While all God's creatures were created equally, all games are not. Here are the yummiest dates on the Knicks' calendar:

- The Knick opener is also the NBA's season opener, October 25th, at defending champion Cleveland. Two years ago New York spoiled LeBron James' return to Quicken Loans Arena; this time they'll try to ruin the Cavs' banner-raising.

- The home opener October 29th against the Memphis Grizzlies.

- On Christmas Day the Knicks host a noon affair against the Boston Celtics.

- The team's longest road trip is a five-game West Coast swing, highlighted by their lone visit to Golden State December 15th. That trip follows the Cavs' first trip to Madison Square Garden on December 7th -- a date which will live in infamy. LeBron and Friends come once more to New York, February 4th, the opener of the Knicks' longest home stand, a five-game stretch.

- The Warriors' Traveling All-Stars Death Star World Tour come to New York on March 5th.

- The Knicks will see old friends Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant November 4th in Chicago. The pair return to MSG on January 12th.

- Kristaps Porzingis/Karl-Anthony Towns fans: the future of the NBA's only two meetings will come as a back-to-back set November 30th at the Target Center and December 2nd in New York.

- On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks, the first of 10 Monday doubleheaders on TNT.

- The Knicks open and close March with four-game road trips.

- The Knicks end the year at home against Toronto and Philadelphia.

Lotta games to be excited about. Which are you most looking forward to?