The NBA released its regular-season schedule on Monday, so naturally it’s already time to scan the slate and pencil in those must-watch games. There are plenty of revenge matchups, new faces in new places, contenders looking to stay atop the power structure and upstarts looking to make some noise.
Here are 10 can’t-miss games for the 2019-20 NBA season.
(All times p.m., Eastern)
Portland at Golden State, Nov. 4 at 10:30 (NBA TV)
Yes, there will be no Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson, but the rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals still should be fascinating. After Portland had a solid offseason with additions like Pau Gasol and Hassan Whiteside, it could be a good barometer of where the Trail Blazers stand in the West.
Stephen Curry dribbles against Damian Lillard. (Photo: Jonathan Ferrey, Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston, Nov. 13 at 7:30 (ESPN)
There were reports of discontent between Paul George and Russell Westbrook while both were in OKC. They each moved on and are now on legitimate Western Conference contenders. Early in the year, they’ll get to show off their new teams and face off against each other. Things could get feisty.