The NBA released its 2020 preseason schedule on Friday.
Forty-nine games are currently scheduled between Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 19, although the NBA has announced that it is subject to change. Each of the 30 NBA teams is scheduled for two, three, or four games.
Five contests open the preseason on December 11, starting at 7 p.m. ET.
The preseason slate is structured to reduce travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, with teams playing pairs of matches against each other in the same location over the course of a few days.
For example, the Indiana Pacers will visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 12 before taking on their division rival on the road once again two days later.
This schedule pattern permeates the list, although it is not uniform for all 30 teams. For the most part, however, travel has been shortened, with most teams playing division or conference rivals.