NBA Second-Half Schedule: Dates Released, Including Celtics vs. Nets & Clippers vs. Warriors
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The NBA announced the second-half schedule for the rest of the season on Wednesday.
The second half begins on March 10 with the last regular season game coming on May 16.
The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets are the first TNT game of the second half, taking center stage on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET. That will be followed by the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers on the 11-game Thursday slate.
Also on that Thursday, the 76ers travel to Chicago to face the Bulls, the Knicks meet Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks and Trae Young and the Hawks take on the Toronto Raptors.
The first game of the second-half belongs to the Wizards and Grizzlies, followed by the Spurs and Mavericks on NBA TV.
The first ESPN Sunday night game features the Clippers against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans.
It’s a Los Angeles showdown when the NBA returns to ABC coverage on April 4 between the Lakers and Clippers at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The final regular season game is on a Sunday and includes the Knicks vs. Celtics among the 15 games. Starting times and TV coverage is TBD.
Games and schedules are subject to change as the NBA still operates around the COVID-19 pandemic. The full schedule can be found here.
The play-in tournament for the postseason runs from May 18-21. The playoffs officially begin on May 22. The Finals could potentially run until July 22.
The first-half officially ends March 4 followed by the All-Star break from March 5-10. The All-Star Game will take place on March 7.
The season started later than normal, beginning December 22.