San Antonio Spurs: NBA releases schedule for first half of 2020-21 season

San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson Derrick White Patty Mills (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson Derrick White Patty Mills (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
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The schedule for the first half of the San Antonio Spurs’ 2020-21 NBA season has been released, which begins on December 22nd.

NBA action is already less than three weeks away, and the San Antonio Spurs will begin their 2020-21 campaign on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies. After missing the postseason for the first time since 1997, Gregg Popovich looks to lead a young, hungry squad back 110 days after they wrapped up last season on the Orlando campus.

Finishing with a 32-39 record in the shortened 2019-20 season, the Spurs have improved by adding Devin Vassell and losing Bryn Forbes and Marco Belinelli from the rotation. The rise of Keldon Johnson in Orlando is also promising for San Antonio as they look to improve on having the 5th-worst rated defensive in the league last season.

The Spurs will have three tuneup games leading up to the regular season, beginning with a December 12th home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. ET. Following that, they will travel to Houston to face the Rockets twice — first on December 15th at 8 p.m. ET and then on December 17th at 8 p.m. ET.

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The first half of their regular season schedule is as follows, with the Spurs expecting to finish the season having played 72 games (All times are ET).

December

12/23 – @ MEM, 8 p.m12/26 – TOR, 8:30 p.m.12/27 – @ NOP, 7 p.m.12/30 – LAL, 8:30 p.m.

January

1/1 – LAL, 8 p.m.1/3 – UTA, 7 p.m.1/5 – @ LAC,10 p.m.1/7 – @ LAL, 10 p.m.1/9 – @ MIN, 8 p.m.1/10 – @ MIN, 8 p.m.1/12 – @ OKC, 8 p.m.1/14 – HOU, 8:30 p.m.1/16 – HOU, 5 p.m.1/18 – @ POR, 3 p.m.1/20 – @ GS, 10 p.m.1/22 – DAL, 8:30 p.m.1/24 – WAS, 7 p.m.1/25 – @ NOP, 8 p.m.1/27 – BOS, 8:30 p.m.1/29 – DEN, 8:30 p.m.1/30 – DEN, 8:30 p.m.

February

2/1 – MEM, 8:30 p.m.2/3 – MIN, 8:30 p.m.2/6 – @ HOU, 8 p.m.2/8 – GS, 8:30 p.m.2/9 – GS, 8:30 p.m.2/12 – @ ATL 7:30 p.m.2/14 – CHA, 7 p.m.2/16 – @ DET, 7 p.m.2/17 – @ CLE, 7 p.m.2/20 – @ NYK, 5 p.m.2/22 – @ IND, 7 p.m.2/24 – @ OKC, 8 p.m.2/27 – NOP, 6 p.m.

March

3/1 – BKN, 8:30 p.m.3/2 – NYK, 8:30 p.m.3/4 – OKC, 8:30 p.m.

The Western Conference reloads in a big way every offseason, and this one was no different. San Antonio is widely projected to finish in the bottom three of the conference, with Vegas odds predicting just 28.5 wins for the Silver and Black. The Spurs certainly have surprised everyone in the past, and they’ll need to have a hot start to the season to do so once again.

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