The 2021-22 NBA Schedule Reveal

August 18, 2021 The 2021-22 NBA Schedule Reveal

By: Jeff Yoder

Top NBA Games Slated on Opening Week & Christmas Day

The NBA released its nationally televised schedule on Tuesday, featuring the ever-popular Christmas Day slate alongside marquee opening week matchups to tip-off the 75th anniversary season. Basketball fans will be excited to see the Bucks-Nets and Lakers-Warriors on opening night before Brooklyn also draws the Lakers in a dynamite holiday showdown. Here are some of the top games to keep an eye on when basketball returns. Mark the calendars!


NBA Schedule (Notable Games)


Opening Week

Nets at Bucks (Oct. 19, 7:30 pm ET)

Warriors at Lakers (Oct. 19, 10:00 pm ET)

Celtics at Knicks (Oct. 20, 7:30 pm ET)

Nuggets at Suns (Oct. 20, 10:00 pm ET)

Mavericks at Hawks (Oct. 21, 7:30 pm ET)

Clippers at Warriors (Oct. 21, 10:00 pm ET)

Nets at 76ers (Oct. 22, 7:30 pm ET)
Suns at Lakers (Oct. 22, 10:00 pm ET)


Christmas Day
Hawks at Knicks (12:00 pm ET)

Celtics at Bucks (2:30 pm ET)

Warriors at Suns (5:00 pm ET)

Nets at Lakers (8:00 pm ET)

Mavericks at Jazz (10:30 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

USA Today: How NBA’s Christmas Day Games Rank on Watchability

ESPN: The Games We Can’t Wait to See on Opening Week & Christmas Day


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