The Cleveland Cavaliers will open the 2020-21 season presented by SeatGeek, the official ticketing partner, on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse against the Charlotte Hornets at 7:00 p.m. ET. This marks the first time Cleveland will tip off the season at home since 2017-18 and 13th time in the past 17 seasons. The Cavaliers are slated to play 38 games in the First Half schedule, including 19 home contests. Cleveland will also host six weekend dates at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse comprised of three Friday games (Jan. 15 vs. New York, Jan. 22 vs. Brooklyn and Feb. 5 vs. Milwaukee), one Saturday game (Feb. 6 vs. Milwaukee) and two Sunday games (Dec. 27 vs. Philadelphia and Feb. 21 vs. Oklahoma City).

Highlights of the home schedule in the First Half of the season include a visit from the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 25 and a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 3. Cleveland will host the Brooklyn Nets (Jan. 20 and Jan. 22) in consecutive games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, as well as back-to-back home meetings against the Milwaukee Bucks (Feb. 5 and Feb. 6). During the 19-game road schedule of the First Half, the Cavaliers will play several outings during the holidays with matchups against Indiana Pacers on Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve), Washington Wizards on Jan. 18 (MLK Day) and Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day).