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Thunder release its 2020-21 regular season first half schedule

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Thunder to open season on the road against Houston on Dec. 23

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The Oklahoma City Thunder released its 2020-21 NBA schedule for the first half of the regular season.

On Dec. 23, the Thunder opens the season at Houston. They will then travel to play Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets on Dec. 26.

OKC will play its home opener at Chesapeake Arena on Dec. 28, when they host the Utah Jazz.

Other notable home games on the schedule include OKC hosting former Thunder head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 15.

The New Orleans Pelicans and former Thunder center Steven Adams come to town New Year’s Eve, and former small forward Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets will visit OKC on Jan. 29.

OKC will visit Phoenix to take on former Thunder point guard Chris Paul and the Suns on Jan. 27.

The Thunder are set to play five games in December (three at home, two on the road), 15 games in January (five at home, 10 on the road), 15 games in February (10 at home, five away), and two road games in March before the All-Star break.

Former Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards won’t play OKC until the second half of the season.