The full NBA schedule was released for the 2019-20 season on Monday, which allows hoops fans to mark their calendars for the six-month stretch before the 2020 postseason.
The league’s slate of opening night and Christmas Day games were reported last week. LeBron James and the Lakers will face Kawhi Leonard to open the regular season on Oct. 22, and the Rockets will head to San Francisco to battle the Warriors on Dec. 25.
What other games can basketball fans look forward to in the regular season? Here is a brief look at the top games in each month of the 2019-20 season:
Bucks at Rockets – October 24, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
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Mavericks at Pelicans – October 25, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
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