NBA news: 2019-20 preseason schedule officially released
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2019-20 NBA preseason schedule officially released

Adam Silver, NBA

As part of an official press release issued on Wednesday, the NBA revealed the full schedule for the 2019-20 preseason.

The 2019-20 NBA Preseason kicks off on Sept. 30 with a matchup in Houston, where the Rockets will serve as hosts to the Shanghai Sharks. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.

The first notable matchup of the 2019 preseason comes just a few days later (Oct. 3), when the Rockets travel to the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii for a meeting with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers. Tip-off is again slated for 7:00 p.m. ET.

In a move that should continue to broaden the league’s reach on a global scale, the NBA is also playing a few preseason games in an overseas setting. The first of these games falls on Oct. 4, when the Indiana Pacers face off against the Sacramento Kings at the NCSI Dome in Mumbai, India.

The first preseason game to be aired on a major network will be played on Oct. 5, when the Golden State Warriors host LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers at the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Tip-off for that matchup is set for 5:00 p.m. ET, with TNT having live broadcast coverage.

There are several other notable matchups this preseason, including No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson’s first ESPN outing on Oct. 9 (Pelicans at Bulls).

For a full slate of this year’s preseason games and additional information, fans can head over to this link from