Heat vs. 76ers ...

Lebron James and the Miami Heat will visit the Wells Fargo Center on October 27. (AP Photo/J.Pat Carter)

Although the NBA is breaking protocol and releasing the 2010-11 schedule in parts, instead of all at once, there have been certain marquee games (think any game played by the Miami Heat) already leaked.

Tonight on NBA TV, the league will release some of the holiday/marquee matchups. The schedule will be released in full next week, Aug. 10.

But here's this piece of info, which should be helpful to folks planning their 2010-11 season around seeing the Heat: according to the Sun-Sentinel's "preliminary copy" of the NBA schedule, the Miami Heat will be opening the season on the road against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 26. The next night, Oct. 27, the Heat are scheduled to play the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.