The NBA is set to release a small portion of the 2018-19 schedule on Wednesday, but reports have leaked out revealing the league's plan to stoke the Sixers-Celtics rivalry.

Gary Washburn from the Boston Globe first tossed out this little piece, saying the two teams would likely meet on opening night:

Then the New York Times' Marc Stein said the Sixers and Celtics would be a part of the Christmas Day lineup:

The first week of the schedule along with the holiday schedules will be released on Wednesday at 2 p.m.