NBA schedule released. Who will your favorite team start the season against?

NBA schedule released. Who will your favorite team start the season against?

The NBA finally released the official schedule for 2019/2020 basketball games! The upcoming season promises to be a wild ride for every fan of the national league, and even more so for the teams that are playing. Check out the official NBA schedule for the new season and see who your favourite team is playing against!

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Good news for all the devoted basketball lovers: the 2019/2020 season officially starts on October 22, 2019! You will be able to watch the exciting games until April 15, 2020, when the season ends. However, the playoffs begin only three days later, on April 18, and the matches will be even more passionate, as every team wants to get to the NBA Finals in June 2020. Every fan will have a chance to watch the games on ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV.

There has been plenty of suggestions to shorten the schedule of NBA, provided that last year there were a lot of injuries in light of the Finals. In the end, no shortening has occurred, but a few tweaks took place. The season will still consist of the regular 82 games, but it begins a week later than last year. Such change was implemented to give the participants enough time to recover. Some of the players take part in FIBA World Cup, which starts on August 31 and ends on September 15, so this is also a factor.

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NBA schedule: all the latest news

This year, the NBA implemented lots of changes in comparison to the previous years.

Opening night overlap

Usually, the opening night includes some of the best matches of the season, though it avoids serious overlapping. Last year's champions normally play against their conference rival. However, this year the Raptors, who are a defending champion, will play against New Orleans Pelicans on the opening night. They will also raise their banner and receive rings per tradition.

Another interesting thing is the Los Angeles Lakers competing against the Clippers on an opening day. Most of the time, such high-profile games take place around Christmas time, but this year the teams are scheduled to meet four times. So they will play both on the first night and Christmas.

Star-studded Christmas Day

Speaking of the beloved December holiday, it is always the spiciest time for NBA league. The games that are scheduled for Christmas will include superstars like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Paul George and multiple others. See which games will be played on this event-packed day:

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  • Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors
  • Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers
  • Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
  • L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers
  • New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets

"Revenge" games

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Some of the most fun and exciting games are when the player who recently left the squad returns to his former city to play against his old team for the first time. The drama in such matches is usually huge, as all the eyes are on this player. This year, Kawhi Leonard will be coming back to Toronto, while Paul George will play in Oklahoma City. Here is the full list of "revenge" games:

  • November 14: Dallas Mavericks at New York Knicks (Kristaps Porzingis)
  • November 27: Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans (Anthony Davis)
  • November 27: Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics (Kyrie Irving)
  • December 11: Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors (Kawhi Leonard)
  • January 9: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder (Russell Westbrook)
  • March 3: Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder (Paul George)

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NBA schedule for the first two weeks: who does your team start against?

Next up is the schedule for the nearest NBA games, which every fan has been waiting for.

Tuesday, October 22

  • New Orleans - Toronto
  • Los Angeles - L.A.

Wednesday, October 23

  • Chicago - Charlotte
  • Detroit - Indiana
  • Cleveland - Orlando
  • Boston - Philadelphia
  • Memphis - Miami
  • Minnesota - Brooklyn
  • Washington - Dallas
  • New York - San Antonio
  • Oklahoma City - Utah
  • Denver - Portland
  • Sacramento - Phoenix

Thursday, October 24

  • Atlanta - Detroit
  • Milwaukee - Houston
  • L.A. - Golden State

Friday, October 25

  • Toronto - Boston
  • Minnesota - Charlotte
  • New York - Brooklyn
  • Washington - Oklahoma City
  • Chicago - Memphis
  • Dallas - New Orleans
  • Phoenix - Denver
  • Portland - Sacramento
  • Utah - Los Angeles

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Saturday, October 26

  • Miami - Milwaukee
  • Philadelphia - Detroit
  • Orlando - Atlanta
  • Boston - New York
  • New Orleans - Houston
  • Toronto - Chicago
  • Indiana - Cleveland
  • Washington - San Antonio
  • Sacramento - Utah
  • L.A. - Phoenix

Sunday, October 27

  • Golden State - Oklahoma City
  • Brooklyn - Memphis
  • Miami - Minnesota
  • Portland - Dallas
  • Charlotte - Los Angeles

Monday, October 28

  • Indiana - Detroit
  • Chicago - New York
  • Orlando - Toronto
  • Philadelphia - Atlanta
  • Cleveland - Milwaukee
  • Golden State - New Orleans
  • Oklahoma City - Houston
  • Portland - San Antonio
  • Denver - Sacramento
  • Utah - Phoenix
  • Charlotte - L.A.

Tuesday, October 29

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  • Atlanta - Miami
  • Dallas - Denver
  • Memphis - Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 30

  • Minnesota - Philadelphia
  • Chicago - Cleveland
  • New York - Orlando
  • Detroit - Toronto
  • Milwaukee - Boston
  • Indiana - Brooklyn
  • Portland - Oklahoma City
  • Houston - Washington
  • L.A. - Utah
  • Charlotte - Sacramento
  • Phoenix - Golden State

Thursday, October 31

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  • Miami - Atlanta
  • Denver - New Orleans
  • San Antonio - L.A.

Friday, November 1

  • Houston - Brooklyn
  • Cleveland - Indiana
  • Milwaukee - Orlando
  • New York - Boston
  • Detroit - Chicago
  • Los Angeles - Dallas
  • Utah - Sacramento
  • San Antonio - Golden State

Saturday, November 2

  • New Orleans - Oklahoma City
  • Brooklyn - Detroit
  • Denver - Orlando
  • Toronto - Milwaukee
  • Phoenix - Memphis
  • Minnesota - Washington
  • Charlotte - Golden State
  • Philadelphia - Portland

Sunday, November 3

  • Chicago - Indiana
  • Houston - Miami
  • Sacramento - New York
  • Los Angeles - San Antonio
  • Dallas - Cleveland
  • Utah - L.A.

Monday, November 4

  • Detroit - Washington
  • New Orleans - Brooklyn
  • Houston - Memphis
  • Milwaukee - Minnesota
  • Philadelphia - Phoenix
  • Portland - Golden State
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This is the official NBA schedule for the first two weeks, so you can see who are the first rivals of your favourite team. There will be even more fun and competition in the future, so tune in and watch the league!

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