Lakers-Clippers highlights first day of NBA preseason

Lakers forward LeBron James dribbles upcourt during a game against the Thunder.

The NBA released its entire preseason scheduled Friday, highlighted by “The Battle of LA” that everyone missed when the the Clippers were upset by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.

So instead, the Clippers will meet LeBron James and the defending champion Lakers on the first day of the preseason Dec. 11.

Meanwhile, in a preseason opener only local fans care about, the Cavaliers will host the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 12. Below is the full schedule.

Fri. 12/11/20 Orlando Atlanta
Fri. 12/11/20 New York Detroit
Fri. 12/11/20 Houston Chicago
Fri. 12/11/20 LA Clippers L.A. Lakers
Fri. 12/11/20 Sacramento Portland


Sat. 12/12/20 Toronto Charlotte
Sat. 12/12/20 Indiana Cleveland
Sat. 12/12/20 Oklahoma City San Antonio
Sat. 12/12/20 Dallas Milwaukee
Sat. 12/12/20 Memphis Minnesota
Sat. 12/12/20 Denver Golden State
Sat. 12/12/20 Phoenix Utah


Sun. 12/13/20 Orlando Atlanta
Sun. 12/13/20 Washington Brooklyn
Sun. 12/13/20 New York Detroit
Sun. 12/13/20 Houston Chicago
Sun. 12/13/20 Sacramento Portland
Sun. 12/13/20 LA Clippers L.A. Lakers


Mon. 12/14/20 Indiana Cleveland
Mon. 12/14/20 Toronto Charlotte
Mon. 12/14/20 New Orleans Miami
Mon. 12/14/20 Dallas Milwaukee
Mon. 12/14/20 Memphis Minnesota
Mon. 12/14/20 Phoenix Utah


Tue. 12/15/20 Boston Philadelphia
Tue. 12/15/20 San Antonio Houston
Tue. 12/15/20 Golden State Sacramento


Wed. 12/16/20 Cleveland New York
Wed. 12/16/20 Chicago Oklahoma City
Wed. 12/16/20 Portland Denver
Wed. 12/16/20 L.A. Lakers Phoenix


Thu. 12/17/20 Charlotte Orlando
Thu. 12/17/20 Detroit Washington
Thu. 12/17/20 San Antonio Houston
Thu. 12/17/20 Atlanta Memphis
Thu. 12/17/20 Minnesota Dallas
Thu. 12/17/20 Utah LA Clippers
Thu. 12/17/20 Golden State Sacramento


Fri. 12/18/20 Philadelphia Indiana
Fri. 12/18/20 Miami Toronto*
Fri. 12/18/20 Brooklyn Boston
Fri. 12/18/20 Cleveland New York
Fri. 12/18/20 Milwaukee New Orleans
Fri. 12/18/20 Chicago Oklahoma City
Fri. 12/18/20 Portland Denver
Fri. 12/18/20 L.A. Lakers Phoenix


Sat. 12/19/20 Charlotte Orlando
Sat. 12/19/20 Detroit Washington
Sat. 12/19/20 Atlanta Memphis


As of November 27, 2020 | SUBJECT TO CHANGE

*Game to be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida

About the Author

Sam Amico
Sam Amico is the founder and senior writer of Amico Hoops. He has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for both Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and

Be the first to comment on "Lakers-Clippers highlights first day of NBA preseason"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.