The NBA unveiled its full schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season on Monday.
In the league's opening-night doubleheader on Oct. 22, the defending champion Toronto Raptors will host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET, while the Los Angeles Lakers will face their fellow Staples Center residents, the Los Angeles Clippers, at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The league is also reducing the number of 8 p.m./10:30 p.m. ET doubleheaders on both TNT and ESPN for 2019-20, lowering the amount to just 33 compared to 57 last season. Furthermore, back-to-backs are at an all-time low for a fifth-straight campaign.
April 15, 2020, will mark the final day of the regular season, which will feature 13 games.
While a number of notable player returns were leaked earlier this month, more awaited reunions were confirmed with Monday's release.
|Nov. 7||Hornets||Celtics||Kemba Walker|
|Nov. 23||76ers||Heat||Jimmy Butler|
|Dec. 12||Celtics||76ers||Al Horford|
|Feb. 5||Nets||Warriors||D'Angelo Russell|
On Oct. 23, the second day of the season, Marcus Morris will make his first visit to San Antonio since reportedly spurning a verbal agreement with the Spurs this summer in order to sign with the New York Knicks.