Lakers to open National Basketball Association season with Clippers and Jazz

Lakers to open National Basketball Association season with Clippers and Jazz

Lakers to open National Basketball Association season with Clippers and Jazz

The NBA schedule finally released this afternoon, and the LA Clippers didn't catch any breaks - at least not for the first half of the season. The Warriors will play only 11 games that begin at 10:30 p.m. There are plenty of angles to examine in what should be an incredible start to the new season.

The Raptors' season of celebration begins October 22.

There will be no ESPN Wednesday night doubleheaders with 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. starts, and only two of Turner's 10 Tuesday night doubleheaders will be that late.

- A record 48 games will air in primetime in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with 24 games each on Saturday and Sunday.

Former Toronto Raptors guard Jodie Meeks is "drawing interest" from the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

- Denver at Portland (10 p.m.): The Trail Blazers and Nuggets meet in a rematch of their dramatic seven-game series in the 2019 Western Conference Semifinals. December 25 - Toronto's second Christmas game in 25 years tips at home against Boston. Rockets guard Russell Westbrook will make his return to Oklahoma City on January 9, though the Rockets face the Thunder in Houston on October 28, their third game of the season.

The Toronto Raptors open defence of the National Basketball Association title against one of the most hyped rookies in years.

The LA Clippers will open the 2019-2020 season with a home matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 22, the league's opening night.

A season-ending road trip to Miami and Orlando on April 14 and 15. Toronto's only other appearance in the NBA's prestigious Christmas lineup was against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in 2001. The Rockets and Clippers each have 26.

- Milwaukee at Philadelphia (2:30 p.m., ABC): The 76ers last hosted a Christmas game in 1988.

March 5 will mark the first meeting of the season between the Raptors and hometown Golden State Warriors, who lost to Toronto in last season's Finals. LeBron James has the second-best PER of all-time at 27.6.

A Martin Luther King Day afternoon game in Atlanta against Vince Carter and the Hawks on January 20. The NBA announced the league schedule on Monday.

- Los Angeles Lakers at Boston (7:30 p.m., TNT): In last season's meeting in Boston, Rajon Rondo's buzzer-beating jump shot gave the Lakers a 129-128 victory over the Celtics.

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