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NBA schedule release: Opening Night, Christmas Day, star return games for 2019-20 season

Sporting News — (Jordan Greer)

It feels like this summer's free agency bonanza just ended, but as the saying goes, basketball never stops. The 2019-20 NBA schedule is here.

Which teams got primetime placement? Here's a breakdown of the key dates for the upcoming season.

FIBA WORLD CUP 2019: Team USA roster, game schedule

NBA Opening Night schedule — Oct. 22

TimeAwayHome
8 p.m. ETPelicansRaptors
10:30 p.m. ETLakersClippers

NBA Christmas Day schedule — Dec. 25

TimeAwayHome
Noon ETCelticsRaptors
2:30 p.m. ETBucks76ers
5 p.m. ETRocketsWarriors
8 p.m. ETClippersLakers
10:30 p.m. ETPelicansNuggets

Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule — Jan. 20

TimeAwayHome
2:30 p.m. ETRaptorsHawks
5 p.m. ETPelicansGrizzlies
7:30 p.m. ETLakersCeltics
10 p.m. ETWarriorsTrail Blazers

NBA star return games

DateTimeAwayHomeReturning star
Oct. 288 p.m. ETThunderRocketsChris Paul
Nov. 78 p.m. ETCelticsHornetsKemba Walker
Nov. 148 p.m. ETMavericksKnicksKristaps Porzingis
Nov. 158 p.m. ETJazzGrizzliesMike Conley
Nov. 237:30 p.m. ETHeat76ersJimmy Butler
Nov. 277 p.m. ETNetsCelticsKyrie Irving
Nov. 279:30 p.m. ETLakersPelicansAnthony Davis
Dec. 117 p.m. ETClippersRaptorsKawhi Leonard
Dec. 128 p.m. ET76ersCelticsAl Horford
Dec. 227 p.m. ETClippersThunderPaul George
Jan. 99:30 p.m. ETRocketsThunderRussell Westbrook
Feb. 57:30 p.m. ETWarriorsNetsD'Angelo Russell