CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The Locked On Cavs video clip in the video player above is from Feb. 23, 2021.
Due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NBA had previously only announced the first half of its 2020-21 schedule. But on Wednesday, the league unveiled the remainder of its ongoing slate, which includes 36 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Following All-Star Weekend, which will take place in Atlanta March 5-7, Cleveland will return to action on March 12 for a road game against the New Orleans Pelicans. That marks the start of a three-game road trip that also includes games against the Atlanta Hawks (March 14) and Miami Heat (March 16) before the Cavs return to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to host the Boston Celtics on March 17.
You can view the Cavs' entire second-half schedule for the 2020-21 season here.
Also of note, Cleveland isn't slated to play in any nationally televised games in the second half of its current season. The Cavs will, however, face LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on the road on March 26 -- one day after the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline -- and will finish the regular season on May 16 with a road game against the star-studded Brooklyn Nets.
After jumping out to a promising 10-11 start, the Cavs have fallen to 11-21 and out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Tuesday's 112-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks snapped what had been a 10-game losing streak for Cleveland.
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On Wednesday's episode of the Locked On Podcast, Chris Manning and Evan Dammerall dive into the Cavs snapping their 10-game losing streak with 112-111 win over the Hawks on Tuesday night, as well as the following topics:
- How Lamar Stevens got free at the end of the game - and how the Cavs maximized that situation
- Awards given out for game MVP, play of the game and stat of the night
- Collin Sexton didn't make the All-Star team - which was expected - but the best could still be yet to come
- If not Sexton, who could be the Cavs' next All-Star?
- Looking ahead to tonight's Cavs-Rockets game and how the two teams matchup