The full schedule for the San Antonio Spurs was announced Friday. Who will they face in the 2018-19 season?
After months of waiting, the San Antonio Spurs found out who they will play, and when, throughout the 2018-19 season. From playoff rematches to the return of three players, it makes for one of the most interesting slates of games across the NBA.
The full Spurs schedule can be found on NBA.com, but let’s look at some of their most notable games:
- Oct. 17 vs. Timberwolves at 8:30 p.m. ET: A repeat from 2017-18, when the Spurs defeated Minnesota on Opening Night. Mostly the same core will return for the ‘Wolves.
- Oct. 22 @ Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET: San Antonio’s first matchup against LeBron James’ Lakers takes place just three games into the season. These teams also play four times before the calendar turns to 2019.
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- Nov. 10 vs. Rockets at 8:30 p.m. ET: The first game of the season against James Harden, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and the Rockets. Houston went 3-1 against the Spurs last season.
- Nov. 18 vs. Warriors at 7:00 p.m. ET: Golden State will walk into the AT&T Center just one month into the season, potentially with DeMarcus Cousins at its side, pending he’s healthy enough to play.
- Dec. 31 vs. Celtics at 7:00 p.m. ET: Nothing like a New Years Eve game, right?
- Jan. 3 vs. Raptors at 8:00 p.m. ET: Yes, the first time Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green will return to San Antonio as members of the Raptors. Expect cheers for Green and a mixed reaction for Leonard, after everything that transpired over the past 10 months.
- Feb. 22 @ Raptors at 7:00 p.m. ET: DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto must wait four months into the season.
- Mar. 18 vs. Warriors at 8:00 p.m. ET: A mid-March matchup that could mean plenty for the Spurs in the playoff race. It feels similar to last season, but that featured none of Golden State’s main players due to injuries, so the Spurs won.
- Apr. 10 vs. Mavericks at 8:00 p.m. ET: It’s not just the last game of the season, but potentially Dirk Nowitzki’s final NBA game.
There are plenty of notable games for the Spurs in the 2018-19 season that even go beyond those. Which ones are you most looking forward to?