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The first game of the NBA regular season is still roughly three months away, but we’ll know every game on the schedule well before then. The NBA is set to release the full, 82-game schedule on Monday, August 12 at 3 p.m. ET, giving fans a chance to start planning for possible trips to see their favorite squad.

However, instead of just releasing the schedule like they have in year’s past, the league will also televise the schedule release on NBA TV, according to a press release sent out on Thursday.

NBA TV will unveil the complete 2019-20 NBA regular season schedule, including highly-anticipated nationally-televised appearances throughout the entire season, during the NBA TV 2019-20 Schedule Release Show airing on NBA TV Monday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. ET.

While some big games have already been leaked, including some opening night and Christmas Day matchups, there will be games scattered throughout the regular season that will be of particular interest to NBA fans.

For example, while the Utah Jazz won’t be headlining the NBA on Christmas Day, they’re still going to be one of the most competitive teams in the Western Conference and their matchups with teams like the Lakers, Clippers, Bucks and Sixers will show whether they’re just pretenders or legitimate contenders. Additionally, the schedule will give fans the chance to see when the toughest stretches of their team’s schedule is and how that will impact their playoff chances.

Most of all, though, it’s just more content to get basketball fans through the dog days of the offseason. Only seven more weeks, everyone.

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August 8, 2019 at 01:37PM