The schedule for the 2015-16 NBA regular season was released a few days ago and it is quite obvious that the league officials have done everything in their power to make the schedules of individual teams much more manageable and humane than past ones. Of course, there will always be those who are not happy, but that is simply the reality of creating a schedule which includes 30 teams playing 82 games in a season.
Now that the schedule is out, we can also find out when certain games will take places – matchups that will have that something special going for them and that will be the highlights of the regular season. These are the games we will be looking at today.
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors – October, 27
Some say that the Cavs – Bulls is the best game of the first night of the 2015-16 NBA Season, but we believe that it is the Pelicans at Warriors game that you should tune in to. For one, we want to see how the last season’s champs Warriors are looking. In addition to that, we all want to see how good Anthony Davis got during the off-season. Will he be able to single-handedly demolish the Champs?
San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder – October, 28
Durant is back and this is his first game in months. The dynamic in the Thunder camp has changed and we all want to see how the new and improved Russell Westbrook will handle Durant’s return to team. Also, we are so psyched to see the new Spurs. It promises to be one hell of a game.
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers – October, 29
DeAndre Jordan slighted the Mavs big time during this off-season and he is probably glad that the first meeting of the two teams is going down in LA. Still, we are pretty sure that the Mavs will be coming over mad and crazy and it will make for a spectacular game.
Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks – October, 29
The Hawks will probably dismantle the Knicks but we still want to see how the home crowd will welcome Kristaps Porzingis. Here’s hoping they don’t boo him.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors – November, 4
Everyone loves Clips vs Warriors matchups. They are always energized, high-powered and there is no shortage of amazing moves. On November 4th, we will also want to see if Clippers are good enough to stand up to the Warriors this season.
Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks – November, 11
DeAndre is coming to Texas.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors – December, 25
It’s Christmas time and we got last season’s finalists playing in California. It should be a real Christmas treat, with Cavs hopefully heathier than they were in the Finals last year. This is a game that might give us an insight into whether Cavs have a better chance this season.