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National Basketball Association 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

National Basketball Association 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

As the National Basketball Association schedule moves to late January, the league can hit a "dog days" type lull where teams anticipate the mid-February All-Star break and lose a bit of steam. The Clippers will also have 26 nationally televised games in 2019-2020, a significant hike up from the three they were announced to have when last year's schedule first dropped.

In the new year, the team will face off with a combination of Western Conference opponents at home, including the Los Angeles Lakers on January 20, the five-time defending Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors on January 30, and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 13. But he is going to do so many different things.

Boston will have 25 games broadcast on national channels, starting with their season opener in Philadelphia to face former Celtic Al Horford and the 76ers on October 23.

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And changes are definitely coming. That number falls to 33 this season, a dip of 42 percent. One that many players don't necessarily make in their second or third seasons. Furthermore, back-to-backs are at an all-time low for a fifth-straight campaign.

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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, key dates revealed on Monday will include the Toronto Raptors opening their season at home against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 22, when they will also received their NBA Championship rings.

The Clippers have 13 back-to-backs this season, which is one fewer than last season (14). Nov 2 - At Giannis Antetokounmpo's East favourite Milwaukee Bucks. Nov. 10/11 - At Los Angeles to face LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers, then Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers the next night.

The leaked game that generated the biggest buzz, of course, was Toronto's first Christmas Day outing since 2001, the first home Christmas outing in Toronto, against the Boston Celtics.

The schedule features 48 games - 24 on Saturdays, 24 on Sundays - that will air in prime time in Europe.

A couple of weeks after the All-Star break, the Warriors will play a grueling eight-game stretch that includes two matchups against their 2019 Finals foe.