National Basketball Association releases official 2019-20 regular-season schedule
- Author: Michelle Webb Aug 14, 2019,
Aug 14, 2019, 0:41
In 10 National Basketball Association seasons, he has spent time with the Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards prior to his time with the Raps. Later that night, ex-Raptors guard/forward Danny Green, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last month, faces Leonard and the Clippers. The majority will be games at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., with a few at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Three days after visiting the Clippers, the Lakers will continue their quest to break a six-season playoff drought with their home opener on October 25 against the Utah Jazz. The longest road swings last five games: November 8 to 16 and March 1 to 9. Two of the month's three back-to-backs occur during the trip. Six of LA's first seven games in 2020 will be played at home, with the lone exception being a road matchup with the Denver Nuggets.
- Boston at NY (7:30 p.m.): RJ Barrett, the No. 3 overall pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, makes his home debut with the Knicks. For a third straight season, there will be no four-in-five-night games for any team and no eight-games-in-12-nights for a second consecutive season. The most hard matchup of the month figures to be the Clippers' road game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 11.
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However, this time, they won't have to leave the Staples Center because they will be taking on the Los Angeles Clippers. From there, though, the Clippers may be able to ease up a bit as they prepare to enter the playoffs.
The longest homestand of the season is four games: February 21 to 28.
Most of the focus will be on LeBron James and Anthony Davis taking on Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (if healthy) and rightfully so, but both teams also have quality bench units that will have to find a way to fit together quickly. Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook will play the Thunder in Oklahoma City on January 9. They may not look like a championship team in the early goings, especially if George isn't fully recovered, but the Clippers will surely load manage properly and do what it takes to enter the postseason with the best odds possible at winning a title.