With the NBA season over, the NBA is looking ahead to 2019-20.
The league has released its 2019-2020 schedule, and it looks pretty similar to what we saw last year.
The schedule is very similar, as well.
The biggest change is the inclusion of two preseason games.
Those games are now scheduled to start in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the second game being played at 8:30 a.m.
ET on Monday morning.
We also got a brief glimpse of a pair of games on Thursday, with an 8:00 a., 12:00 p.m., and 4:00 pm.
There are three games on Saturday night, including the Bucks-Celtics matchup at 7:30 p.s.s, and the Bucks/Celtic rematch at 7 p.d.s on Sunday night.
A new date was added to the schedule, which is a good sign.
The 2019-2019 schedule was already scheduled to open with a game on Thursday night.
The NBA has a history of playing games on a Monday night, so that should not be a huge issue.
The schedule does have a couple of games that are not scheduled on a Sunday night, but those are still on a Tuesday night.
That leaves four Monday night games, with two of them being against teams that will be on the schedule for the rest of the season.
This season, the schedule is set to open on Wednesday, March 3, at 6:00 P.M. ET.
The Bucks-Rockets game will be played on Thursday.
The Warriors-Hawks game will begin on Friday at 5:30 P.m..
The Hornets-Cavaliers game will play on Saturday.
The Thunder-Cubs game will start on Sunday at 3:30 PM.
The Pacers-Cavs game will take place on Monday at 8 p.p.m and the Pelicans-Hornets game will kick off at 6 p.h.
There will also be two Friday night games on Sunday.
The Pelicans-Raptors game will open at 10:30 am ET.
All three of those games are on a Thursday night, with Friday’s game also a Thursday game.
The Hornets/Rockets/Horners game will also take place at 10 a.s., while the Pelicans/Raptor/Cavalier game will finish at 4 p.y.
The Spurs-Pistons game will not be played until after the Sixers-Cousins game on Friday night, as that game is scheduled to begin at 6 a.d., meaning the Hornets/Couss/Spurs game will only start at 6 the following morning.
The Mavericks-Carmelo Anthony game will mark the beginning of the NBA Playoffs.
The Jazz-Grizzlies game will air on TNT, as will the Clippers-Warriors game.
The Bucks/Raps/Hawks/Cav-Caps game will come to a close with a home game against the Spurs on March 15, which will be the final regular season game before the playoffs.
The Hornets/Bulls/Lakers/Clippers game will make up the remaining four games on the Eastern Conference schedule.
The Pistons/Hicks/Cantons/Knicks game will wrap up the Western Conference.
The NBA will also have a few Friday night home games this season, with a pair each on Friday and Monday.
As for the Western conference, the Raptors and Spurs will open their season on Friday, while the Thunder and Jazz will begin their schedules on Monday.
The Hawks will play a home and a road game.
NBA.com’s Rob Mahoney breaks down the schedule.