Cavaliers announce 2021-22 regular season schedule

On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced their complete schedule for the 2021-22 NBA season, which will begin on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Cleveland will have their home-opener a few days later against the Charlotte Hornets. The Cavaliers will play eight of their first 11 games on the road. 

The Cavaliers will also make four national television appearances on NBA TV next season.

The Cavaliers will host the world champion, Milwaukee Bucks, on January 26 and April 10 and Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns on November 24. Cleveland hosts Brooklyn twice, including a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee game against the Nets on January 17. The Cavaliers will also play on New Year’s Eve (December 31) at home for the first time since 2014 when they take on the Atlanta Hawks.

Cleveland will also host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, during the NBA’s 75th anniversary season. Cleveland last hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1997, when the league celebrated its 50th anniversary season.

Schedule notes:

  • 15 sets of back-to-back games, including six road-road sets (Oct. 29-30, December 18-19, January 9-10, January 14-15, February 11-12, and March 11-12), five road-home sets (November 17-18, December 10-11, Dec. 30-31, Jan. 30-31 and April 2-3), three home-home sets (October 22-23, November 12-13 and March 18-19) and one home-road set (December 5-6).

  • Cleveland will have a five-game homestand from March 14-21, featuring contests versus L.A. Clippers (March 14), Philadelphia (March 16), Denver (March 18), Detroit (March 19), and L.A. Lakers (March 21).

  • The Cavs also have two four-game homestands (Nov. 10-15 and November 18-27), five three-game homestands (Dec 11-15, Dec. 31-January 4, January 22-26, Feb. 26-March 2, and March 26-30), and two two-game homestands (October 22-23 and Feb. 6-9).

  • Cleveland’s longest road trip spans six games over nine days from Jan. 7-15; the team also has a five-game road trip from Oct. 25-Nov. 1, four three-game road trips (November 29-December 3, December 18-22, February 11-15, and March 8-12) and four two-game road trips (November 5-7, December 28-30, February 2-4, and April 5-8).

  • The Cavaliers will play 16 games in December, their most in any month in 2021-22, including nine road games; Cleveland will also play seven games in October, 14 games in November, 15 games in January, 10 games in February, 15 games in March and five games in April.

  • After the March 12 road contest versus Chicago, Cleveland will play 10 of their final 14 games at home.

  • The Cavaliers will wrap up the 2021-22 regular-season schedule at home against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 10.

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