Expect Leonard, who signed a free-agent contract with the Clippers less than a month after leading Toronto to its first title, to receive his championship ring that night.
The team will open its 25th anniversary season - and first as the NBA's defending champion - at 8 p.m. on the first night of the regular season.
In the league's opening-night doubleheader on October 22, the defending champion Toronto Raptors will host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET, while the Los Angeles Lakers will face their fellow Staples Center residents, the Los Angeles Clippers, at 10:30 p.m. ET. December 5 - Former MVPs James Harden and Russell Westbrook play lone Toronto game with Houston on Giants of Africa night. Giannis Antetokounmpo, last season's MVP, will lead the Milwaukee Bucks north of the border twice - February 25 and April 3. It will also be the first time in franchise history that the Celtics will play outside of the USA on Christmas Day. Toronto's only other appearance in the NBA's prestigious Christmas lineup was against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in 2001.
- The Celtics will host the five-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors on January 30.
This is not an unreasonable argument and while it may not explain all the warts that popped up with the Duke product's sophomore season, it's likely as much a factor behind both his and fellow third-overall pick Jaylen Brown's lack of a "leap".
An NBA Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors on March 16.
Happy Birth Anniversary To The Legend, Sridevi
It's been a year and a half since Bollywood lost it's Chandni ( Sridevi ) but she still lives in our hearts. Sridevi passed away on February 24 in Dubai, where she went to attend a family wedding . "That's life.
RCMP investigate sabotage after gondola cable cut at B.C. tourist attraction
RCMP say they're still assessing the damage, but early signs point to the Sea to Sky Gondola cable being cut. The Sea to Sky operator, meanwhile, says that the gondola is closed "for the foreseeable future".
Jurgen Klopp assesses Alisson's calf injury from Norwich win
Asked by Liverpool's official site if Longeran will be on the bench in Istanbul, Klopp said : "I think so". The Brazil global came off in the 39th minute of the match after slipping and holding his calf.
The team will embark on two five-game road trips (Nov. 8-16 and March 1-9) and the longest homestand is four games from February 21-28, which includes one of two appearances by reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
The longest homestand of the season is four games: February 21 to 28. The longest road swing is five games, which occurs twice: November 8-16 and March 1-9.
Back-to-backs are at an all-time low for the fifth season in a row - an average of 12.4 per team, one fewer than last season.
In April, the Clippers will play seven games against the Sacramento Kings (road), Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz (road), Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers (road). Zion Williamson and the Pelicans will make 20 national TV appearances.
Now that the NBA Schedule has been officially released, the Los Angeles Lakers will know what the season will look like. The Lakers will also be on national television a league-high 31 times. As we saw in the Western Conference last season, every game matters. That number falls to 33 this season, a dip of 42 per cent.
Toronto has six games on ESPN and five on TNT.