San Antonio Spurs 2020-21 NBA Schedule: Important Fixtures Involving Lakers, Rockets and Mavericks

Published 12/08/2020, 5:00 AM EST


Last season marked the first time since 1997 that the San Antonio Spurs missed the playoffs. It brought an end to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs’ iconic 22-year streak. This season could be the repeat of that and could mark the beginning of a rebuilding season.

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Due to the COVID restrictions, the NBA has released only a partial schedule of the season. So games up to the first few days of March have been announced, and the rest will be out later.

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Exciting San Antonio Spurs games to look out for

The San Antonio Spurs begin their 2020-21 season with an exciting clash against the Memphis Grizzlies. They play the Grizzlies at the FedExForum on December 23 at 8:00 pm EST.  It will be the battle of an experienced offensive juggernaut in DeMar DeRozan versus an upcoming one in Ja Morant.

The Spurs end the year and also begin the new year with games against eternal rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. Although the Spurs are not as good as they were before, it will still be a game for bragging rights. The Spurs will have to play out of their skins to beat the defending champions.

Both are home games for the Spurs and will be played on Dec 30 at 8:30 pm EST and Jan 1 at 8:00 pm EST.

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They have another back-to-back clash later in the month against another rival team. They host the Houston Rockets on January 14 at 8:30 pm EST and then on January 16 at 5:00 pm EST. Their rivalry is called the-10 rivalry since San Antonio and Houston lie on Interstate 10.

January is a huge month for the Spurs, as they also host the Dallas Mavericks on January 22 at 8:30 pm EST. Similar to the Rockets-Mavericks, this rivalry is called the I-35 Rivalry, because the cities lie on Interstate 35. In recent years, both teams have gone down in success, but it is famous for the battles between Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan.

SAN ANTONIO, TX , May 4, 2005 -San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan, left, controls the ball against Denver Nuggets Kenyon Martin in the 1st quater of the game at SBC Center, San Antonio. TX, on Wednesday. (THE DENVER POST PHOTO BY HYOUNG CHANG) (Photo By Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Spurs’ partial schedule for the 2021 season

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Dec 12 (7:00 pm EST)

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Oklahoma City Thunder

(Preseason)

Jan 25 (8:00 pm EST)

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New Orleans Pelicans
Dec 15 (8:00 pm EST)

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Houston Rockets (Preseason)Jan 27 (8:30 pm EST)

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Boston Celtics
Dec 17 (8:00 pm EST)

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Houston Rockets

(Preseason)

Jan 29 (8:30 pm EST)

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Denver Nuggets
Dec 23 (8:00 pm EST)

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Memphis GrizzliesJan 30 (8:30 pm EST)

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Memphis Grizzlies
Dec 26 (8:30 pm EST)

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Toronto RaptorsFeb 1 (8:30 pm EST)

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Memphis Grizzlies
Dec 27 (7:00 pm EST)

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New Orleans PelicansFeb 3 (8:30 pm EST)

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Minnesota Timberwolves
Dec 30 (8:30 pm EST)

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Los Angeles LakersFeb 6 (8:00 pm EST)

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Houston Rockets
Jan 1 (8:00 pm EST)

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Los Angeles LakersFeb 8 (8:30 pm EST)

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Golden State Warriors
Jan 3 (7:00 pm EST)

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Utah JazzFeb 9 (8:30 pm EST)

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Golden State Warriors
Jan 5 (10:00 pm EST)

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LA ClippersFeb 12 (7:30 pm EST)

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Atlanta Hawks
Jan 7 (10:00 pm EST)

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Los Angeles LakersFeb 14 (7:00 pm EST)

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Charlotte Hornets
Jan 9 (8:00 pm EST)

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Minnesota TimberwolvesFeb 16 (7:00 pm EST)

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Detroit Pistons
Jan 10 (8:00 pm EST)

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Minnesota TimberwolvesFeb 17 (7:00 pm EST)

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan 12 (8:00 pm EST)

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Oklahoma City ThunderFeb 20 (5:00 pm EST)

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New York Knicks
Jan 14 (8:30 pm EST)

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Houston RocketsFeb 22 (7:00 pm EST)

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Indiana Pacers
Jan 16 (5:00 pm EST)

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Houston RocketsFeb 24 (8:00 pm EST)

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Oklahoma City Thunder
Jan 18 (3:00 pm EST)

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Portland Trail BlazersFeb 27 (6:00 pm EST)

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New Orleans Pelicans
Jan 20 (10:00 pm EST)

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Golden State WarriorsMarch 1 (8:30 pm EST)

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Brooklyn Nets
Jan 22 (8:30 pm EST)

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Dallas MavericksMarch 2 (8:30 pm EST)

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New York Knicks
Jan 24 (6:00 pm EST)

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Washington WizardsMarch 4 (8:30 pm EST)

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Oklahoma City Thunder

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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