While the 2019-20 preseason schedule for the Atlanta Hawks has been publicly available for some time, the NBA world was awaiting the release of the full, 82-game slate for the league’s 30 teams. That (finally) arrived on Monday afternoon, and the Hawks will open the upcoming campaign with a road game against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 24 before returning to Atlanta for the home opener against the Orlando Magic on Oct. 26.
In addition to the season opener, Atlanta’s schedule is always highlighted by what transpires on MLK Day, with the Hawks set to host the Toronto Raptors at 2:30 pm ET on Jan. 20, 2020 at State Farm Arena. From a national TV perspective, the Hawks have only two games that will be shown across the country (up from just one last season), and both will come against the Miami Heat on Oct. 31 and Dec. 10.
The schedule includes 16 weekend home games (six Friday, seven Saturday, three Sunday) and 14 sets of back-to-backs, including two home/home, four home/road, three road/home and five road/road. All of Atlanta’s Monday-through-Saturday home games will feature 7:30 p.m. tip times, with the exception of the Halloween game against Miami (7:00 pm ET for national TV purposes) and MLK Day against Toronto (2:30 pm ET).
Here is the full schedule for the 2019-20 season.