Philadelphia 76ers 2021-22 NBA Schedule: Key Fixtures Against Heat, Nets, and More

Published 09/30/2021, 10:05 AM EDT
Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts after his score against the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia 76ers are nearing the 2021-22 NBA season. After the exit from last season’s playoffs, the Sixers are in a puddle of decisions yet to be made. Their All-star Ben Simmons recently asked for a trade before the upcoming season.

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Starting well in the 2020-21 regular season, the 76ers earned the east’s top seed with a 49-23 record. However, they faced a seven-game series defeat to the young Atlanta Hawks during the eastern conference semifinals. That series is famous for Simmons’ antics on the court that resulted in several debates on his form.

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At the moment, Joel Embiid will be leading the roster, having finished second in the MVP race last season. With Simmons making a move from Philly, coach Doc Rivers will have a tough time joining the pieces for a win.

Philadelphia 76ers important fixtures

The Philadelphia 76ers will be playing their preseason’s first matchup with the Toronto Raptors on Oct 5. Next in line Doc Rivers and co. will face Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons. Take a look at some of the key fixtures of the 76ers during their regular season that begins on Oct 21 –

Oct 22 vs Nets: The Brooklyn Nets had acquired a Big 3 that wasn’t seen much last season bound by injuries. However, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden will be coming back in power. Nets are off to a starry show, looking like one of the best rosters in the east. Can the Sixers find their way through Nets? We’re yet to find out.

Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) celebrates with guard Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) after scoring the game winning basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 30 vs Hawks: Having locked horns in the 2021 playoffs, Sixers vs Hawks will be a crucial match for Philly fans. Atlanta Hawks and their young star Trae Young defeated the 76ers 4-3 in the conference semifinals last season. Sixers will be preparing for a comeback against the Hawks with past intentions in place.

Jan 15 vs Heat: In their last game of the 2020-21 regular season, the Sixers lost to Miami Heat by 12 points. This time, Heat has acquired Kyle Lowry from the Raptors. With Jimmy Butler and PJ Tucker on the roster list, Heat will be a competitive matchup for the Sixers. It’s going to get interesting when the two eastern teams will clash on Jan 15.

Jun 20, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry (31) shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter of game seven of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers: Full regular-season schedule

NBA league has officially announced the Philadelphia 76ers’ full schedule for the 2021-22 NBA season.

Oct 20 8:00 PM

Pelicans

Jan 21 7:00 PMClippers
Oct 22 7:30 PM

Nets

Jan 23 7:00 PMSpurs
Oct 24 7:00 PM

Thunder

Jan 24 8:00 PMRockets
Oct 26 7:30 PM

Knicks

Jan 27 7:30 PMLakers
Oct 28 7:00 PM

Pistons

Jan 29 7:30 PMKings
Oct 30 7:30 PMHawksJan 31 7:00 PMGrizzlies
Nov 01 7:00 PMBlazersFeb 02 7:00 PMWizards
Nov 03 7:00 PMBullsFeb 04 8:30 PMMavericks
Nov 04 7:00 PMPistonsFeb 06 3:30 PMBulls
Nov 06 8:00 PMBullsFeb 08 7:00 PMSuns
Nov 08 7:00 PMKnicksFeb 11 7:00 PMThunder
Nov 09 7:30 PMBucksFeb 12 7:30 PMCavaliers
Nov 11 7:00 PMRaptorsFeb 15 7:30 PMCeltics
Nov 13 7:00 PMPacersFeb 17 8:30 PMBucks
Nov 16 10:00 PMJazzFeb 25 8:00 PMTimberwolves
Nov 18 9:00 PMNuggetsFeb 27 1:00 PMKnicks
Nov 20 10:00 PMBlazersMar 02 7:30 PMKnicks
Nov 22 10:00 PMKingsMar 04 7:00 PMCavaliers
Nov 24 10:00 PMWarriorsMar 05 8:00 PMHeat
Nov 27 6:00 PMTimberwolvesMar 07 7:00 PMBulls
Nov 29 7:00 PMMagicMar 10 7:30 PMNets
Dec 01 7:30 PMCelticsMar 13 6:00 PMMagic
Dec 03 7:30 PMHawksMar 14 8:00 PMNuggets
Dec 06 7:00 PMHornetsMar 16 7:00 PMCavaliers
Dec 08 7:00 PMHornetsMar 18 7:00 PMMavericks
Dec 09 7:00 PMJazzMar 20 8:30 PMRaptors
Dec 11 8:30 PMWarriorsMar 21 7:00 PMHeat
Dec 13 8:00 PMGrizzliesMar 23 10:00 PMLakers
Dec 15 7:00 PMHeatMar 25 10:30 PMClippers
Dec 16 7:30 PMNetsMar 27 6:00 PMSuns
Dec 19 8:00 PMPelicansMar 29 7:00 PMBucks
Dec 20 7:30 PMCelticsMar 31 7:00 PMPistons
Dec 23 7:00 PMHawksApr 02 12:30 PMHornets
Dec 26 6:00 PMWizardsApr 03 6:00 PMCavaliers
Dec 28 7:30 PMRaptorsApr 05 7:00 PMPacers
Dec 30 7:00 PMNetsApr 07 7:30 PMRaptors
Jan 03 7:00 PMRocketsTBAPacers

Jan 05 7:00 PM

MagicTBAPistons
Jan 07 7:00 PMSpurs
Jan 12 7:00 PMHornets
Jan 14 7:30 PMCeltics
Jan 15 8:00 PMHeat
Jan 17 2:00 PM

Wizards

Jan 19 7:00 PM

Magic

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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