It seemed like it was just yesterday we were watching Ray Allen steal the NBA championship out of the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. Now we’re at the stage where we are excited about the annual release of the NBA schedule.
Here’s a quick take on the Los Angeles Clippers 82-game schedule (with help from the Clippers official website):
# of Games (Duh): 82
Home Games: 41
Away Games: 41
Pre-All Star: 55
Post All-Star: 27
Toughest ten game stretch: From November 4 – 21: HOU, @ ORL, @ MIA, @ HOU, MIN, OKC, BKN, MEM, @ MIN, @ OKC
Top-5 Picks At Staples: Anthony Bennet (CLE) – March 16, Victor Oladipo (ORL) – January 6, Otto Porter (WAS) – January 29, Cody Zeller (CHA) – January 1, Alex Len (PHX) – December 30,
October 29 – The Clippers (away) open the season with the team across the hall in the Los Angeles Lakers.
October 31 – First time facing the new-look Golden State Warriors (Andre Iguodala).
November 4 – Dwight Howard and James Harden come to town.
November 16 – Doc Rivers faces off against Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for the first time since going their separate ways this summer.
November 18 – The Clippers take on the Memphis Grizzlies after being defeated by the team during the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
November 24 – Derrick Rose enters Staples Center for the first time since suffering an ACL injury.
December 11 – Doc Rivers return to Boston where he lead the team to a championship in 2008.
December 16 – The Western Conference champions (San Antonio Spurs) come to town.
December 18 – Clippers face off with the New Orleans Pelicans for the first time.
December 25 – LAC participates in the 5-game Christmas Day special taking on the Golden State Warriors.
December 30 – Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler return to Staples Center after being traded to the Phoenix Suns.
February 5 – The two-time NBA champions in the Miami Heat come to Staples Center for their lone visit of the season.
March 22 – Chauncey Billups returns to the Staples Center for the first time since signing with the Detroit Pistons.