After a busy offseason, the 2019-20 NBA season will begin on Oct. 22, 2019, with a pair of exciting games.
The season officially begins with the defending champion Toronto Raptors raising their banner and receiving their championship rings as they play host to the New Orleans Pelicans, who feature highly-touted No. 1 overall pick, Zion Williamson.
Following the meeting between the Raptors and Pelicans, one of the most anticipated games of the season will come on Day 1 as 2019 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and his new team, the LA Clippers, take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers, led by a duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The first game for all 30 teams is as follows…
All times Eastern.
Tuesday, October 22
|New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors||8:00 p.m.||Scotiabank Arena|
|Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers||10:30 p.m.||Staples Center|
Wednesday, October 23
|Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets||7:00 p.m.||Spectrum Center|
|Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers||7:00 p.m.||BankersLife Fieldhouse|
|Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic||7:00 p.m.||Amway Center|
|Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers||7:30 p.m.||Wells Fargo Center|
|Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat||7:30 p.m.||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets||7:30 p.m.||Barclays Center|
|Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks||8:30 p.m.||American Airlines Center|
|New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs||8:30 p.m.||AT&T Center|
|Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz||9:00 p.m.||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers||10:00 p.m.||Moda Center|
|Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns||10:00 p.m.||Talking Stick Resort Arena|