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Wizards 2019-20 season schedule released with four nationally televised games

The Washington Wizards will open the 2019-20 season on Oct. 23 against the Dallas Mavericks on the road.

Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards are back in action on Oct. 23 when they play against the Dallas Mavericks.
Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

On Monday, the Wizards released their 2019-20 regular season schedule. They begin on Wednesday, Oct. 23 against the Dallas Mavericks on the road for a three-game road trip. Washington’s first home game is on Wednesday, Oct. 30 when they play the Houston Rockets.

The Wizards have many road games to start the season, but they will have two six-game homestands. The first is from Dec. 28 vs. the New York Knicks to Jan. 6 vs. the Boston Celtics and again from Jan. 30 vs. the Charlotte Hornets to Feb. 11 vs. the Chicago Bulls.

If you are looking to see when the superstar-studded teams come to D.C., the Rockets make a strong home opener given that James Harden and Russell Westbrook form one of the best backcourts in the league. Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers come to Capital One Arena on Dec. 8. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers will come to D.C. on Saturday, Mar. 28.

Zion Williamson, the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and the New Orleans Pelicans will play Washington on Monday, April 13.

The Wizards will only have four nationally televised games with one ESPN game. That is a Nov. 8 match against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The remaining three games are on NBA TV, which are Nov. 29 at the Los Angeles Lakers, Dec. 21 at the Philadelphia 76ers and March 13 at the Celtics.

Given that the Wizards are not projected to make the playoffs this season, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they will not have many nationally televised games.