Kings' first-half schedule revealed for 2020-21 NBA season


The Kings will tip off the 2020-21 regular season Dec. 23 on the road against the Denver Nuggets.

The NBA unveiled the first half of all 30 teams' schedules Friday, saving the remaining games for each team in the second half of the season amid uncertainty stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Sacramento will play 20 games at Golden 1 Center in the first half of the campaign, hitting the road for 18 contests.

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The Kings will play the Warriors, their Northern California rivals, once during the first half. They'll also play the Los Angeles Lakers once, with the reigning champions visiting Sacramento on March 3.

Sacramento's first extended road trip comes in late January, as the Kings will play back-to-back games in Memphis against the Grizzlies, followed by games at the Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors (in Tampa Bay) Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans before returning to Northern California.

The last game of the Kings' first half will be Thursday, March 4 in Portland against the Trail Blazers. The NBA has not announced when the second-half schedule will be released.