Rapid Reaction: Nets' 2011-12 schedule

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The New Jersey Nets will open the season in Washington on Nov. 2 -- that is, if there is a season.

The Nets' schedule was released Tuesday afternoon, during the early stages of a lockout that could threaten the start to the season.

Should the 2011-12 campaign begin on time, the Nets will face the Wizards in DC in regular-season game No. 1.

Other highlights:

• The Nets welcome the defending champion Dallas Mavericks to the Prudential Center on Nov. 9.

• Point guard Deron Williams makes his return to Utah on Jan. 14.

• The Nets return to London on March 7-8, this time to take on the Orlando Magic at O2 Arena.