NBA announces updated team schedules for 2020-21 season
When the 2020-21 NBA season schedule was first announced last year, the league only released the first half of their schedule in an abundance of caution (2020’s favorite phrase) due to the inevitability that games would be postponed and rosters would be decimated by Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
For the most part, the first half of season went smoothly considering what could have happened. The most pessimistic projections were that the Covid-19 pandemic would disrupt the season dramatically with multiple teams being hit hard by the coronavirus. Though games did get postponed due to Covid, players were impacted in many different ways, and there was some minor drama due to the disease, the first half of the season went relatively well when compared to the hot messes that the NFL and MLB seasons were.
NBA releases remaining schedule for 2020-21 season
With a comparatively uneventful first half of the season — only 30 games out of 1000+ games were postponed — the NBA was comfortable enough to put the NBA All-Star game back on the schedule and a few days after the reserves were announced, released the second half of the NBA schedule.
We are in the midst of updating our printable NBA team schedules to include the second half of the 35+ remaining games – if you don’t see your team schedule with the remaining games – come back in a day or two. Here are the NBA schedules sorted by the fewest amount of games remaining on the calendar.
NBA teams with most games remaining
As you may know, the first half of the season schedule will end on Thursday, March 4th and will resume the following week on Wednesday, March 10th. Twenty-four players (plus those selected for the Slam Dunk content) won’t get much of a break as they’ll be participating in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7th.
While half of all the NBA teams (15) have exactly half the games (36) remaining on the second half of their schedule. The second half is going to be a jam-packed schedule as a couple teams will play up to 40 games in just over two months from early-mid March to mid-May.
With an unprecedented season, there will be major quirks to the second half of the 2021 NBA season. Some teams will have tougher schedules while teams like Golden State will benefit by finishing the season with six consecutive home games. Only the LA Clippers have a relatively relaxed schedule as the only team to have played every scheduled game in the first half of the season.
The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs have the most difficult post-All-Star break schedule with 40 games to left to play. This includes eleven back-to-backs in that 68 day range. To add salt to their gaping round, the Grizz and Spurs have the most away games (22 and 23) in the league with San Antonio having a particular uphill climb with a grueling four games in five nights to end their season. Ouch.