As the NBA continues to move towards the start of its 2020-21 season on December 22nd, 49 prep games will be played December 11-19 to help teams prepare for the upcoming campaign.
Each NBA team will play at least two preseason games – one at home and one on the street – and none will play more than four. The preseason schedule begins December 11th with a five-game schedule highlighted by a meeting between defending champions Los Angeles Lakers and fellow tenants at the Staples Center, the LA Clippers.
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As part of Friday’s announcement, the NBA said it plans to release the first half of the league’s 72-game schedule “in the coming days”. The league previously announced plans to present its schedule in blocks, with the first half coming out before the season and the second half being released at a later date.
The NBA has crafted this plan to take into account the possibility of inevitably postponing games due to complications from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to allow more flexibility in this regard.