Celtics, Lakers to meet Jan. 30

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics will have to wait until January for their NBA Finals rematch.

The Lakers and Celtics will meet for the first time since the Lakers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Jan. 30 in Los Angeles, in a game to be televised on ABC. The rematch in Boston comes Feb. 10.

The NBA unveiled its full 2010-11 schedule Tuesday after releasing portions of it a week ago. The Miami Heat's first game, on Oct. 26 at Boston, and first matchup with the defending champion Lakers on Christmas already had been announced.

The announcement also made official Dec. 2 as the date for LeBron James' return to Cleveland.

Fans who watched the kid from Akron turn the Cavaliers into one of the league's best teams were irate when James went on ESPN last month to announce he was leaving as a free agent.

Chris Bosh, who like James went to Miami to form an All-Star trio with Dwyane Wade, will face his old team for the first time when the Heat visit Toronto on Feb. 16.

ESPN and ABC will televise a total of 90 games, with all 75 ESPN games also available on ESPN3.com and many games on ESPN Mobile TV.

ESPN's regular-season coverage will begin with a doubleheader Oct. 27, with the Chicago Bulls visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the Portland Trail Blazers.

On Oct. 29, ESPN will feature the Heat's home opener against the Orlando Magic, followed by the Lakers visiting the Phoenix Suns.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.