The NBA will release its schedule for the first half of the 2020-21 season on Friday. NBA teams started training camp on Tuesday with the season set to begin on Dec. 22.
The Los Angeles Clippers — like the Milwaukee Bucks — disappointed in the second round of the 2020 NBA playoffs. After spending most of the season as borderline favorites to win it all, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George choked in the postseason against the Denver Nuggets, blowing a 3-1 lead to lose in seven games. It was always championship or bust for the Clips and they fell short of their goal.
This offseason the Clippers have faced some serious turnover. The Clippers have a new coach in Tyronn Lue and lost 6th Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell to the rival Lakers in free agency. To combat that loss, the Clippers brought in Kawhi’s buddy Serge Ibaka from the Raptors. L.A. also traded Landry Shamet and replaced him with Luke Kennard. The Clippers have a similar roster and will head into 2020-21 looking to finish among the top teams in the NBA.
Here’s what the Clippers schedule looks like:
NBA Championship: +550
Eastern Conference: +275
Notable National TV Games
Dec. 22, Lakers vs. Clippers, 10:00 p.m. ET TNT
Dec. 25, Nuggets vs. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. ET ESPN