The Los Angeles Clippers were perhaps the biggest winners of the 2019 offseason, corralling two superstar forwards in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both instantly turn the Clippers into legitimate title contenders, and they head into next season with a newfound target on their back.
The Clips will be one of the most intriguing teams to watch next season and for more than one reason. With the recent release of the 2019-20 NBA regular season schedule, it seems the schedule makers know this as well as the Clippers have a franchise-record 26 games on national television next season. 11 of them will be aired on TNT, 11 on ESPN and the final remaining 4 on ABC.
In fact, the Clippers open the season in what many expect to be a preview of the Western Conference Finals, as they take on the revamped Lakers on Oct. 22. Just two nights later, the Clippers find themselves in another marquee nationally televised matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
Not only does the Clips’ schedule feature more nationally televised games than ever, but they’re also set to play on Christmas this season, once again against the Lakers at 5:00 PT. Other games to note include Kawhi Leonard’s return to Toronto on Dec. 11 and Paul George’s return to OKC just a couple weeks later on Dec. 22.
LA’s schedule will also feature 13 back-to-backs next season. You can view the entirety of the Clippers’ regular-season schedule for 2019-20 by clicking here.