NBA schedule 2021-22 — These are the NBA games we’re excited to see next year

Here's the NBA schedule. We know every one of the 1,230 games, unlike last year's schedule that divided games into second and first halves.

With the current champion, the season 2021-22 begins on October 19. Milwaukee BucksHosting the Brooklyn NetsRing night. This was the last meeting between these Eastern Conference giants. Kevin DurantThe Nets were just inches from the finals. This led to an incredible Game 7 overtime thriller. Giannis Antetokounmpoand the Bucks.

The Nets-Bucks model is the following: Los Angeles LakersTheir Big Three will be revealed LeBron James Anthony Davis Russell Westbrook — Big Four if you include new Laker Carmelo AnthonyIn a Staples Center matchup against the Golden State Warriors

There are many reunions, renewed rivalries, and playoff rematches in the opening week and throughout the whole of 2021-22. We are eager to see these games.

Not included in this list are the NBA's five Christmas Day gamesThese were announced on Tuesday.

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Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks
Oct. 19, 7:15 p.m. TNT| TNT

This is the ideal way to end the season. It's a virtual Game 8 for their classic playoff matchup. The winner took home the championship. Both stars have a history of subliminally taking shots at each other. James HardenThis week, Antetokounmpo stated that Nets will be victorious if they're healthy. We also get to see Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant. “best player in the NBA” arguments swirling. — André Snellings


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Los Angeles Lakers – Golden State Warriors
October 19, 10, 10: TNT| TNT

After last season's major injury setbacks, this game will see teams and players that have won five out of six NBA championships. The Warriors will have three of the pillars that made their legacy possible, if Klay Thompson is healthy. The Lakers will also be introducing a brand new look, with future Hall of Famers learning together to play basketball. This was inspired by Russell Westbrook's debut with the team. — Snellings


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Dallas Mavericksat Atlanta Hawks
October 21, at 7:30 pm TNT| TNT

Luka Doncic Trae YoungThey traded each other for their services during the 2018 NBA draft and are therefore forever linked. Young won Rookie of Year, and was a candidate for MVP early. But Doncic has taken the Hawks under his wing and led them to an unlikely run to the Eastern Conference finals. The matchup is another chapter in the budding rivalry for next-gen players. — Snellings


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Milwaukee Bucks Miami Heat
Oct. 21 at 8 pm ET

Heat reached the NBA Finals less then a year ago. Their biggest weakness was a star point guard, who can play the game and take big shots in high-leverage situations. Get in the NBA champ Kyle LowryAnalytics indicate that he is the most skilled point guard of his generation. His style and personality fit perfectly into Heat culture. The new Heat team will make it interesting to see if they have the ability to win another championship. — Snellings


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Brooklyn Nets Philadelphia 76ers
October 22, at 7:30 pm ET | ESPN

They were Nos. They were both the Eastern Conference's Nos.1 and #2 seeds last season and have ambitions to be champions. Both represent major stylistic conflicts, as the Nets' perimeter-oriented Big Three face the individual interior dominance of the Nets. Joel Embiid A burning question remains: Ben SimmonsAnswered by the fans, the question of whether the team will remain on the 76ers for the start of the new season will also be answered Snellings


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New Orleans Pelicansat Chicago Bulls
October 22, 8, 8 p.m. ET

This summer's biggest success story was by the Bulls, who brought in a staggering $1.5 billion. Lonzo Ball DeMar DeRozanRight after making one of their biggest trade moves, they brought in center. Nikola Vucevic ESPN's offseason survey showed disagreement in the success of the Bulls' movesIt is possible to be a bit too aggressive, but it should make the game more interesting. You can also have Ball throw half-court alley-oops. Zach LaVineHe will face his former team in this match, which should prove to be quite exciting. — Snellings


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Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
Oct. 22, 10, 10: ET | ESPN

They won the first round against the Lakers and pushed themselves to the NBA Finals. You can be sure that Anthony Davis and LeBron James haven't forgotten. After their big offseason, however, Western Conference champs Russell Westbrook are back in the spotlight. Russell Westbrook facing off Chris PaulIt is entertaining and always enjoyable Devin Booker Deandre AytonWill be keen to prove that the Lakers' first round win was no fluke. — Ohm Youngmisuk

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Denver NuggetsPhoenix Suns
October 20, 10, 10: ET | ESPN

Phoenix beat out the Nuggets, who were short-handed. The fight should have been a little more balanced this year. Denver points guard Jamal MurrayThis matchup will be missed by ACL rehab. The Nuggets also had to deal with an injury shooting guard. Will BartonTo counter Devin Booker, Chris Paul and others in the backcourt, Bones Hyland was added to their first-round selection mix last spring. — Kevin Pelton


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Atlanta Hawks takes on Philadelphia 76ers
Oct. 30, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET | NBA TV

It is unclear whether Ben Simmons will participate in this playoff rematch. Simmons failed to score in Philadelphia's upset defeat to Atlanta in seven games. Simmons scored one field goal in Atlanta and four points in Philadelphia. per NBA Advanced Stats. Simmons' future at the 76ers is in peril due to this performance and their reaction. This issue remains unresolved at midseason. — Pelton


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Dallas Mavericks at LA Clippers
Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m. ET

Luka Doncic caused all manner of problems for the Clippers and even forced them to retire. Kawhi Leonard Paul GeorgeTo seven in the first round, before giving up. Jason Kidd, Doncic's new coach, looked great in the playoffs. He could have a breakout season and be a true MVP candidate. Clippers will be looking to the Mavericks to prove they can move ahead of them in this season's standings and playoffs. Paul George is the only exception. Reggie JacksonYou will surely have something to add. — Youngmisuk


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Phoenix Suns at LA Clippers
12/13 at 10:30 pm ET | NBA TV

Suns-Clippers last saw us. Patrick BeverleyChris Paul was pushed in complete frustration by Paul, before Paul's first NBA Finals appearance. Beverley is now gone but Paul George, the Clippers and Suns have unfinished business. The Clippers ran short of fuel and other health issues at the playoffs. George stated that if Kawhi Leonard was healthy, the Clippers could have advanced to the NBA Finals. The Clippers will be able to see where Leonard is without Leonard by having a rematch. — Youngmisuk


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LA Clippers Utah Jazz
December 15, 10, 10 p.m. ET | ESPN

The Jazz was the NBA's best team in regular season. They lost 81 points to the Clippers in the second quarter of their season-ending defeat. This is more than what the Clippers managed in Game 4 of conference finals. The Clippers coach Tyronn Lute might not be willing to use the same small-ball teams that were causing problems for Utah's defense in the rematch. — Pelton


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Phoenix Suns at Milwaukee Bucks
Feb. 10, 10:00 p.m. TNT| TNT

It seems as if it was just last month that we watched Milwaukee and Phoenix play in the NBA Finals. Two finalists will have short offseasons, before getting back to play. It will be interesting to see how the Suns react to losing four of their series against the Bucks. Also, we'll find out if matchup advantages Giannis Antitounmpo was able exploit continue to hold. — Pelton

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Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trail Blazers
Nov. 6, 10:30 p.m. ET | NBA TV

Carmelo Anthony was already on his way out of NBA, before the Blazers offered him an opportunity during the 2019-20 season. Anthony's best and third-best 3 point shooting seasons in his career came after he made it to Portland. Anthony achieved a new bench role last season and shot 40.9% from the deep end, which was a career record. Anthony is now with the Lakers and will once more have a brand new role. But it wouldn't be possible without Portland. — Andrew Lopez


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Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks
Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

In a thrilling matchup, the NBA's two last champions will face off. Giannis Antitokounmpo takes on LeBron James in this matchup, who is the current champion and Finals MVP. Antetokounmpo is the Bucks star trio. Khris Middleton Jrue HolidayThey will be up against Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Antetokounmpo, and Anthony Davis' new offense. It is also a possible Finals preview. Who knows? Antetokounmpo or James might settle the question of who was more successful in their Finals chase down block. — Youngmisuk


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LA Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Dec. 3, 10, 10 p.m. ET | ESPN

Kawhi Leonard will be out for a while due to his ACL injury. Top Laker agitator Patrick Beverley has also been absent, taking a lot from the Lakers-Clippers rivalry. Paul George is expected to continue his efforts to keep the Clippers alive in the playoff race while Leonard goes. Tyronn Lue, the head coach of the Clippers will eagerly show them why they were just two wins away from the NBA Finals without Leonard. — Youngmisuk


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Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn Nets
Jan. 25, 7:15 p.m. TNT| TNT

A possible Finals preview of this event is the ultimate gift on Christmas DayHowever, the Juggernauts could have another meeting in this season that is just as significant. There's a lot of history between these two teams. It doesn't matter if Russell Westbrook is facing James Harden, James Durant, or LeBron James against Irving. There are many layers to unravel. Westbrook had some great games against the Nets last season, with a 41 point, 10 rebound performance, which included a stunning 3-pointer that stunned Brooklyn. — Youngmisuk

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Miami Heat Indiana Pacers
October 23, 7, 7 p.m. ET | NBA TV

Victor OladipoHis stint in Indiana was short-lived and he hasn't played against his old team since being traded twice. Oladipo was injured and has played only 88 games the past three years. He will however try to restart his career with Miami, on a minimum contract. Lopez


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Minnesota TimberwolvesLA Clippers
Nov. 13, 10:30 p.m. ET

After being traded by the Clippers from Memphis to Minnesota, Patrick Beverley will remain in Minnesota. He would then be sent to the Timberwolves. This Wolves visit at Staples Center is expected to be emotional. Beverley is a Clippers legend for his dedication, vocal leadership and intensity. Beverley was the spirit of the Clippers for many years. His return to Staples should be an exciting sight, especially if Beverley gets into the Clippers' heads like he did with their opponent for so many decades. — Youngmisuk


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New York Knicksat Boston Celtics
Dec. 18, 8:30 pm ET | NBA TV

Boston was acquired Kemba WalkerThe summer of 2019, in a signed-and-trade arrangement with Charlotte HornetsThe Celtics offered him a $40.8 million, four-year deal. This was his plan to serve as the Celtics point guard and lead them back to the NBA Finals. He was injured over the next two seasons, and so he was traded to Oklahoma City. Walker was freed by the Thunder, who allowed him to play for them in New York. Lopez


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Brooklyn Nets San Antonio Spurs
January 21, 2018, 8:30 pm ET

When will Spurs make their homecoming? Patty Mills returns to the AT&T Center with the Nets. As the Spurs' final title in 2014, the Aussie point guard has spent 10 years in San Antonio. Mills is sure to be given a warm welcome when he returns. Lopez


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Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs
January 28, 2018, 8:30 pm ET

DeMar DeRozan, a Spurs player was added to the Bulls' roster as the team looks to climb over the Eastern Conference plateau. DeRozan was not able to find the team success in San Antonio. His first season saw him fail to reach the playoffs, while the second and third years were unsuccessful. His average of 6.2 assists per games in San Antonio was twice that from Toronto. Lopez


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Brooklyn Nets play the Golden State Warriors
January 29, 2018, 8:30 pm ET
| ABC

Kevin Durant was a part of the Warriors' San Francisco match last season. However, he played it at a time that Chase Center fans weren't allowed to enter. It's going to be different this time. The meeting will take place in San Francisco, the second between the respective teams for the 2021-22 seasons. Durant was the previous one. Draymond GreenBob Myers and Steve Kerr are to blame mishandling the situationDurant left the company. Lopez


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Miami Heat Toronto Raptors
February 3, at 7:30 pm TNT| TNT

A reunion of sorts will take place when the Miami Heat visit Toronto to play the Raptors. It is Kyle Lowry’s return home to Canada. Lowry left Toronto after nine seasons and moved to Miami in the offseason. Lowry will be returning to Toronto 706 days following his last home game at Scotiabank Arena (Feb 28, 2019). — Lopez


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Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Wizards
March 19, 2008, 8:59 p.m. ET

Russell Westbrook only played one season in Washington, and although it was notable with Oscar Robertson surpassing his triple-double record for the team, this reunion is more significant for some new Wizards. Kyle Kuzma Montrezl Harrell Kentavious Caldwell-PopeThey will be excited to meet their former team and remind them of what they have given up for Westbrook. Kuzma should be motivated to prove why they didn't trade him for any of their promising young players a few years ago. — Youngmisuk


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Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans
February 24, 8, 8 p.m. ET

Lonzo Ball said at Chicago's inaugural news conference that “I wanted to be appreciated” and added, “I can play my game anywhere I go.” Chicago is an ideal location for this. New Orleans saw Ball relinquish some control over the game on the half-court. Zion WilliamsonHe was made more of a 3-and-3 player. He will be playing alongside DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine in Chicago. This remains to happen, but the first match against his ex-team should be entertaining. Lopez

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Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons
October 20, 7, 7 p.m. ET

No. The NBA debut of No. 1 overall pick means many firsts for one of the most coveted players in the NBA — the first basket, assist and dunk. It's a fiesta for NBA Top Shots. Cade CunninghamWith his size and strength, and his polished game, he is a player that can be NBA-ready.

— Royce Young


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Houston RocketsMinnesota Timberwolves
October 20, 8, 8 p.m. ET

Number 2. Overall choice Jalen GreenThe most exciting player in the draft is likely to be him. He has a charismatic swagger, and an extreme physical ability. He was the type of player you couldn't miss in the summer league, with an undying confidence in himself and the ability to communicate his skill to the Rockets.

— Young


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Detroit Pistons at Houston Rockets
Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. ET | ESPN

The game offers us the chance to treat No. 1, draft pick against No. There will likely be 2 draft picks against No. Cunningham was considered the most likely pick, but Green offered his support for the selection. There's an opportunity for Green to take on Cunningham. This is a delicious game.

— Young


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Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors
Nov. 21, 8:30 p.m. ET

Before the draft process started, Jonathan KumingaHis status as a lock in the top four, one of the most important players in his class, was widely recognized. However, his stock began to drop slightly. Scottie BarnesInstead of it, ‘rose. While the Rockets' Barnes, a steady player with five tools is the highlight of the night for the Warriors' Kuminga, it is also a daily highlight. The game will be a clash of styles and there will certainly be many takes.

— Young

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Orlando MagicHouston Rockets
December 3, 8, 8 p.m. ET

The Battle of the Jalens has more to it than that Jalen SuggsJalen Green vs. Jalen Suggs — this is a battle between the two most skilled players in the draft. Suggs rose up the draft boards after his Final Four show, and he was a dark-horse candidate for the top pick. However, he fell to the Magic at No. 5. (Slipping is a loose term here) Suggs is known for his intensity and motor, which will come in handy against Rockets' Green who finished second.

— Young

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