Thanks to the earlier schedule leaks that came out, we knew that the LA Clippers would begin their season on Oct. 20 against the Los Angeles Lakers. We also knew the dates of all four games between those two squads, as well as the fact that the Clippers would have Christmas off this year.
Now we know the full schedule thanks to the NBA releasing the dates, times and locations of each game this season. So, here are some of the interesting matchups as far as the Clippers are concerned. Sidenote: Because we already knew the games and dates against the Lakers, they won’t be mentioned here.
OCT. 23, 2022 vs PHOENIX SUNS — 7:00 PM PT
The last time these two teams locked up in a meaningful game of basketball came in the 2021 Western Conference finals. It’s been an interesting trajectory for both franchises since then. The Phoenix Suns had an NBA-best 64 wins last season but flamed out in spectacular fashion at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, including losing the final two games of the series by a combined 60 points.
But this meeting on Oct. 23 will be the Clippers’ home opener and the first time the two teams have met while relatively healthy since an Apr. 8, 2021 meeting in Los Angeles that the Clippers won, 113-103. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 60 that night en route to a victory. The Clippers…