NBA Releases 2015-16 Schedule: 7 Games We’re Looking Forward To Seeing
The NBA released the 2015-16 schedule Wednesday, and basketball fans have been scouring the slate to find some of the best games of the season. We handpicked a handful of our favorites that we think we’d like to see right now. Like, tomorrow. Make it happen, NBA.
7 Games We’re Looking Forward To Seeing
Of the 1,230 games on next season’s slate, we pulled out this small sampling to whet your appetite for when the NBA tips off in late October.
Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Clippers, October 29
The biggest offseason news surrounded the home of DeAndre Jordan after he flipped and flopped on playing in Dallas or returning to the Clippers. He chose L.A., and Mark Cuban tried to buy the state of California, so he could shove it off into the Pacific Ocean.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors, December 25
What did Santa bring us on Christmas Day? How about this gem of a matchup between last year’s NBA Finals foes? LeBron will try to bring a smile to every boy and girl in Cleveland, but he won’t be alone against Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson this time, as he should have Kyrie Iriving and Kevin Love back.
San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder, October 28
Boom! Right at the start of the season, we get Kevin Durant’s return from foot injuries, Billy Donovan’s first game as the Thunder’s head coach and LaMarcus Aldridge’s first game in a Spurs uniform. All we’re missing is David Robinson’s return from retirement!
Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers, January 4
Karl-Anthony Towns will finally get to go up against Jahlil Okafor – and the 19 other big men the Sixers have drafted in recent years.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder, February 21
King James goes up against Durantula once again, right after he thanks his lucky stars that the Cavaliers and Heat have always been in the Eastern Conference.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans, March 20
Take a break from the NCAA Tournament and catch a game that would have been in Anthony Davis’ rookie season, had he stayed in college for all four years! He’ll face off against Jordan and Blake Griffin in a Western Conference battle.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets, Nov. 2
James Harden goes up against his former teammates in yet another awesome Western Conference matchup. Remember when the Thunder traded him to Houston for Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks (which became Steven Adams and Mitch McGary) and a second-round pick.
Those are the seven games I’m excited to see on the 2015-16 NBA schedule – which games do you want to see!?!
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