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When does the 2019-20 NBA season begin? Times, dates and locations of each team's first game

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The season opens with a pair of intriguing matchups (NBAE/Getty Images, Twitter/@Clippers)

After a busy offseason, the 2019-20 NBA season will begin on Oct. 23, 2019, with a pair of exciting games.

The season officially begins with the defending champion Toronto Raptors raising their banner and receiving their championship rings as they play host to the New Orleans Pelicans, who feature highly-touted No. 1 overall pick, Zion Williamson.

Following the meeting between the Raptors and Pelicans, one of the most anticipated games of the season will come on Day 1 as 2019 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and his new team, the LA Clippers, take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers, led by a duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

The first game for all 30 teams is as follows…

All times IST.

Wednesday, October 23

Game Time Location
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors 5:30 AM Scotiabank Arena
Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers 8 AM Staples Center

Thursday, October 24

Game Time Location
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets 4:30 AM Spectrum Center
Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers 4:30 AM BankersLife Fieldhouse
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic 4:30 AM Amway Center
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers 5 AM Wells Fargo Center
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat 5 AM AmericanAirlines Arena
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets 5 AM Barclays Center
Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks 6 AM American Airlines Center
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs 6 AM AT&T Center
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz 6:30 AM Vivint Smart Home Arena
Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers 7:30 AM Moda Center
Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns 7:30 AM Talking Stick Resort Arena

Thursday, October 24

Game Time Location
Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons 4:30 AM Little Caesars Arena
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets 5:30 AM Toyota Center
LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors 8 AM Chase Center

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