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Here’s the Los Angeles Lakers schedule for the first half of 2020-21

The NBA has released a few of the games for the Lakers to start the season. We break down their path to another title, including primetime games and odds.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers react during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The NBA will release the first-half schedule for the 2020-21 season on Friday. NBA teams started training camp the on Tuesday with the season set to begin on Dec. 22.

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of their 17th title in franchise history after defeating the Miami Heat in six games in the 2020 NBA Finals. The Lakers had to do so in unorthodox fashion, playing in the NBA bubble in Orlando for a few months after the season was halted. Things will be a bit different in 2020-21, but not completely out of the ordinary. The Lakers will have a different looking roster this season.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis stuck around but plenty of veterans found new homes. Luckily, the Lakers were able to bring in two of the best 6th men in the NBA — Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell. Plus, brought in a few veterans in Wesley Matthews and Marc Gasol. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Markieff Morris are also hanging around after help L.A. win the ship last season.

Here’s what the Lakers schedule looks like so far:

Odds

NBA Championship: +300
Western Conference: +140

Primetime Games

Dec. 22, Lakers vs. Clippers, TNT
Dec. 25, Mavericks vs. Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 27, Timberwolves vs. Lakers, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Dec. 28, Trail Blazers vs. Lakers, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 1, Lakers vs. Spurs, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 5, Lakers vs. Grizzlies, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 12, Lakers vs. Rockets, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 15, Pelicans vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 18, Warriors vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
Jan. 21, Lakers vs. Bucks, 7:30 p.m. TNT
Jan. 27, Lakers vs. Sixers, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 30, Lakers vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m. ABC
Feb. 4, Nuggets vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
Feb. 12, Grizzlies vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 14, Lakers vs. Nuggets, 7:30 p.m. NBA TV
Feb. 18, Nets vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
Feb. 20, Heat vs. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. ABC
Feb. 22, Wizards vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. NBA TV
Feb. 24, Lakers vs. Jazz, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 26, Trail Blazers vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 28, Warriors vs. Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
March 2, Suns vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT

2020-21 Schedule

Dec. 22, Lakers vs. Clippers, TNT
Dec. 25, Mavericks vs. Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 27, Timberwolves vs. Lakers, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Dec. 28, Trail Blazers vs. Lakers, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Dec. 30, Lakers vs. Spurs, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 1, Lakers vs. Spurs, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 3 Lakers vs. Grizzlies, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 5, Lakers vs. Grizzlies, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 7, Spurs vs. Lakers, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 8, Bulls vs. Lakers, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 10, Lakers vs. Rockets, 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 12, Lakers vs. Rockets, 7:00 p.m. NBA TV
Jan. 13, Lakers vs. Thunder, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 15, Pelicans vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 18, Warriors vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
Jan. 21, Lakers vs. Bucks, 7:30 p.m. TNT
Jan. 23, Lakers vs. Bulls, 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 25, Lakers vs. Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27, Lakers vs. Sixers, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 28, Lakers vs. Pistons, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 30, Lakers vs. Celtics, 8:30 p.m. ABC
Feb. 1, Lakers vs. Hawks, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4, Nuggets vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
Feb. 6, Pistons vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 8, Thunder vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 10, Thunder vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m.
Feb. 12, Grizzlies vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 14, Lakers vs. Nuggets, 7:30 p.m. NBA TV
Feb. 16, Lakers vs. Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 18, Nets vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
Feb. 20, Heat vs. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. ABC
Feb. 22, Wizards vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. NBA TV
Feb. 24, Lakers vs. Jazz, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 26, Trail Blazers vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 28, Warriors vs. Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ESPN
March 2, Suns vs. Lakers, 10:00 p.m. TNT
March 3, Lakers vs. Kings, 10:00 p.m.

Note: All times are eastern standard time.