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What to expect for the 2015-2016 Spurs and Rockets schedule

By: Kiersten Ehr

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Photo Credit: USA TODAY SPORTS

opening up the season

The Spurs open the 2015-2016 basketball season away from home, for just the second time since 2006, when they will travel to Oklahoma City (Thunder) on Oct. 28.

Interesting info–The last time the Spurs opened on the road, San Antonio beat the New Orleans (Pelicans) in 2012-13.
The newbie Spur LaMarcus Aldridge,  will make his return back to Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 11  (Aldridge left Portland on free-agency and signed with SA… biggest NBA free-agent this past summer–Aldridge spent nine seasons with the Blazers before he signed with the Spurs in July). 

a christmas matchup

San Antonio will play one of their biggest Western Conference rivals on Christmas night Dec. 25th. The Spurs will be in Houston facing the Rockets at 7 p.m.

facing defending NBA Champions 

San Antonio will face the defending champion Golden State Warriors four times.  The dates will be March 19 and April 10, 2016,  at the AT&T Center and Jan. 25 and April 7 at Golden State.

Lebron match-up

They will play Cleveland twice in 16 days, on Jan. 14 at the AT&T Center and Jan. 30 in Cleveland.

Rodeo Road Trip

This year’s  annual “Rodeo Road” trip will cover eight road games in 18 days. San Antonio will play two games in Florida before the All-Star break, then six games against Western Conference teams before returning home on March 2 against Detroit.

Spurs NATIONAL TV SPOTLIGHT

The Spurs  will have 21 games on National TV in 2015-16: three on ABC, nine on TNT and nine on ESPN

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Spurs 2015-2016 schedule– Credit to ESPN
  • The Spurs have 17 back-to-back games scheduled for 2015-16, down from 21 in 2014-15
  • For all you Spurs fans don’t worry the Spurs schedule allows 12 Saturday games of the Spurs 41 home games, including five straight Saturday games from Nov. 7 to Dec. 5
  • The Spurs finish the regular season with a back-to-back, facing Oklahoma City at home on April 12 and playing at Dallas on April 13

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Photo Credit: NBA.com

rockets open up the season

Their season will open at home Oct. 28 against the Denver Nuggets (Dwight Howard is already certain to miss this game while serving his one-game suspension for his flagrant fouls in last season’s playoffs).

The Rockets will face the defending champions the Golden State Warriors Oct. 30 in “the rematch” of the Western Conference Finals at the Toyota Center.

The Rockets first road game will take them to visit the Heat in Miami Nov. 1.

home for the holidays

  • The Rockets will be home for Christmas… but it won’t be easy with the past 2 NBA champions (Warriors and Spurs) headed to the Toyota Center
  • Houston will host San Antonio on Christmas Day in a 7 p.m. ESPN game and the Warriors in their annual New Year’s Eve game
  • The Rockets will be featured on several of the NBA’s showcase nights
  • The first meeting with their Western Conference semifinals opponent will be Nov. 7 in Los Angeles. Rockets will play their first round opponent from the previous season— the Dallas Mavericks, a week later in Toyota Center.

Houston will be featured on ten ESPN games, two ABC games and seven TNT games

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Rockets 2015-2016 schedule— Credit to ESPN

Rockets FAce LEBRON

Their home game against Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers will be Jan. 15.

closing the regular season

Rockets will be at home hosting the Sacramento Kings on April 13.

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A New Kind of Madness: NBA Playoffs Are Here

A new kind of madness:

With March Madness done for the year basketball fans can now watch their favorite pro men’s basketball team compete for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

The 2015 NBA (National Basketball Association) playoffs will officially start today as the first round will determine who stays and who goes back home. The playoffs consist of 4 rounds. Each matchup in all rounds is a best 4 out of 7 series.

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks
Photo courtesy: sbnation.com

The teams that are currently in the playoffs:

  • Milwaukee Bucks (won 1 championship in 1971)
  • Chicago Bulls (1998, 1997, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991) —Michael Jordan era
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (0 championships)
  • Dallas Mavericks (2011)
  • Brooklyn Nets (1974, 1976)
  • New Orleans Pelicans (0)
  • Houston Rockets (1994, 1995)
  • San Antonio Spurs (2014, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999)
  • Portland Trail Blazers (1997)
  • Golden State Warriors (1975, 1956, 1947)
  • Washington Wizards (1978)

April 18th Schedule: CT

#5 Wizards vs. #4 Raptors (Game 1) 11:30 a.m.
#8 Pelicans vs. #1 Warriors (Game 1) 2:30 p.m.
#6 Bucks vs. #3 Bulls (Game 1) 6:00 p.m.
#7 Mavericks vs. #2 Rockets (Game 1) 8:30 p.m.

April 19th Schedule:

#7 Celtics vs. #2 Cavaliers (Game 1) 2:00 p.m.
#8 Nets vs. #1 Hawks (Game 1) 4:30 p.m.
#4 Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies (Game 1) 7:00 p.m.
#6 Spurs vs. Clippers (Game 1) 9:30 p.m.
#5 Wizards vs. #4 Raptors (Game 1) 11:30

Join the basketball craze. Follow your home town’s team. Or just follow a team you like who showcases some of the best athletes in the world. I have followed the San Antonio Spurs since I have lived there my entire life and I have loved watching the NBA Finals and playoffs. There is nothing like witnessing the game 7 matchup between two teams whom are competing for a championship title. It’s electrifying to witness history with family and friends. JOIN THE ACTION.

There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either- Michael Jordan