The NBA Opening Night 2019-20 schedule has been released according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Expected opening night of 2019-20 NBA season: Oct. 22, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2019
Planned games for opening night: Los Angeles Lakers/LA Clippers and Toronto Raptors/New Orleans Pelicans.
The headliner - like NBA Christmas Day - will be the Battle for LA between Kawhi Leonard and Paul George's LA Clippers and LeBron James and Anthony Davis' Los Angeles Lakers.
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Opening Night will also showcase the defending champion Toronto Raptors, who will take on the New Orleans Pelicans in Zion Williamson's highly anticipated NBA debut.
The four teams are clear winners of the early reported schedule releases, as the Raptors, Pelicans, Lakers and Clippers have all been selected to play on two of the marquee nights of the NBA regular season.
The season is set to open on Tuesday, October 22nd. The times and locations of the two scheduled games have yet to be released.