Atlanta Hawks’ 2020-21 NBA Schedule: Important Fixtures Against Nets, Suns and More

Published 12/07/2020, 6:18 AM CST


The Atlanta Hawks have been busy this off season. Owing to the complications that may arrive due to COVID-19, the NBA has released the first half of the schedule.

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The Atlanta Hawks had a disappointing season last season. Their star Trae Young was amazing averaging 29.6 points, 9.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Apart from him, some young players like Cam Reddish and Kevin Huerter had some decent performances.

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Coming into this season, the front office has added some quality players in Rajon Rondo, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari from the free agency. They have also added Onyeka Okongwu, who will challenge Clint Capela for the center position.

The Hawks start their season with two successive games on the road. They start their campaign against the Chicago Bulls. The much improved roster of Hawks will hope to secure the win against the Bulls, who have been relatively quiet this off season.

They have four games in their entire first half of the season, which will be broadcasted on ABC, ESPN, etc. The Hawks will be hopeful that their signings can elevate the team’s quality significantly and propel them to a playoff team this season.

Key Games

Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets- Dec 30th, 7:30 PM

The Hawks go into a double header against Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn Nets. This will be the very first time Durant and Irving will be seen together on the court. This isn’t a matchup by any means.

Now that Trae Young has some much needed help in scoring because of additions like Gallinari and Bogdanovic, there is no doubt that they are a threat in the offense. If their offense can click, they can surely give some troubles to the Nets. The Hawks might be able to sneak one win against the Nets.

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 12: Trae Young (11) of the Atlanta Hawks drives on Paul Millsap (4) of the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns- 13th Jan, 9:00 PM

This is one of the most even matchups of this season. Fans will see two young superstars in Devin Booker and Trae Young and two of the best veteran guards in Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo battle it out with each other.

The Suns had a very good end to their season last season with an eight win streak and given the players they have added, they are slightly favored in this fixture. It will be very interesting to see who wins this game.

Atlanta Hawks vs LA Clippers- 26th Jan, 7:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George led LA Clippers have a point to prove this season. Last season, they were the favorites to win the championship but were defeated by comeback kings, the Denver Nuggets.

This season, they have brought in an experienced big man in Serge Ibaka and a backup point guard in Luke Kennard. They were reportedly interested in signing Rajon Rondo but could not convince the star to join them.

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The Clippers might be the favorite to win this, but Lloyd Pierce might have a trick or two up his sleeve against them.

Hawks’ Partial Schedule for the 2021 season

Dec 11 (7:00 pm ET)

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Orlando Magic

(Pre-season)

Jan 26 (7:30 pm ET)

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LA Clippers

Dec 13 (5:00 pm ET)

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Orlando Magic

(Pre-season)

Jan 27 (7:30 pm ET)

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Brooklyn Nets

Dec 17 (8:00 pm ET)

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Memphis Grizzlies

(Pre-season)

Jan 29 (7:00 pm ET)

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Washington Wizards

Dec 19 (8:00 pm ET)

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Memphis Grizzlies

(Pre-season)

Feb 1 (7:30 pm ET)

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Los Angeles Lakers 

Dec 23 (8:00 pm ET)

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Chicago BullsFeb 3 (7:30 pm ET)

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Dallas Mavericks 

Dec 26 (5:00 pm ET)

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Memphis Grizzlies Feb 4 (7:30 pm ET)

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Utah Jazz

Dec 28 (7:30 pm ET)

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Detroit PistonsFeb 6 (7:00 pm ET)

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Toronto Raptors

Dec 30 (7:30 pm ET)

Away

Brooklyn NetsFeb 10 (7:30 pm ET)

Away

Dallas Mavericks 

Jan 1 (7:30 pm ET)

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Brooklyn NetsFeb 12 (7:30 pm ET)

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San Antonio Spurs 

Jan 2 (7:30 pm ET)

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Cleveland CavaliersFeb 13 (7:30 pm ET)

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Indiana Pacers 

Jan 4 (7:30 pm ET)

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New York Knicks Feb 15 (7:30 pm ET)

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New York Knicks

Jan 6 (7:30 pm ET)

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Charlotte Hornets Feb 17 (7:30 pm ET)

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Boston Celtics

Jan 9 (7:00 pm ET)

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Charlotte HornetsFeb 19 (7:30 pm ET)

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Boston Celtics 

Jan 11 (7:30 pm ET)

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Philadelphia 76ersFeb 21 (7:30 pm ET)

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Denver Nuggets 

Jan 13 (9:00 pm ET)

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Phoenix Suns Feb 23 (7:00 pm ET)

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Jan 15 (9:00 pm ET)

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Utah JazzFeb 24 (7:30 pm ET)

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Boston Celtics

Jan 16 (10:00 pm ET)

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Portland Trail blazers Feb 26 (8:00 pm ET)

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Oklahoma City Thunder

Jan 18 (2:30 pm ET)

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Minnesota TimberwolvesFeb 28 (6:00 pm ET)

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Miami Heat 

Jan 20 (8:00 pm ET)

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Detroit Pistons March 2 (7:30 pm ET)

Away

Miami Heat

Jan 22 (8:00 pm ET)

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Minnesota Timberwolves March 3 (7:00 pm ET)

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Orlando Magic

Jan 24 (7:30 pm ET)

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Milwaukee Bucks

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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