All you need to know about the Sixers 2021-22 schedule

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After a rollercoaster offseason featuring a million trade rumors, we can all finally take a breather and look at something set in stone. The 2021-22 regular season schedule is here. Here is everything Sixers fans need to know about what lies ahead.

The full schedule:

The Sixers will play four preseason games to kick things off before travelling to New Orleans for the season opener on Wednesday October 20th at 8PM ET.

16 of the team’s 82 games will be featured on a national TV station, including the home opener against the Brooklyn Nets. This promises to be a ‘what could’ve been’ playoff matchup from the heart of last season when it was presumed that the Nets would be the top dogs in the East, but could also be a glimpse of things to come.

Talking of the top dog, the Sixers will face the Bucks three times next season, with the first meeting coming on November 9th and the final matchup taking place on March 29th, kickstarting what could be a tricky close to the regular season, with fixtures against the Pacers, Raptors, and Pistons lying ahead, the latter ending the campaign on April 10th.

Sixers fans won’t have to wait long for some retribution against the Hawks, either. The teams will square off three times next year, with the first game coming on October 30th. The third matchup will take place right before Christmas on December 23rd, hopefully giving fans a present just in time for the big day.

Disappointingly, the team won’t actually play on Christmas Day, but they’ll be in action on Boxing Day against the Washington Wizards.

As far as home/road splits go, December promises to be especially tricky. 10 road games in a month isn’t exactly ideal, let alone when the opponents include the Celtics, Nets, Hawks, and Raptors.

OCTOBER: 6 games (3 home, 3 road) 
NOVEMBER: 15 games (7 home, 8 road) 
DECEMBER: 15 games (5 home, 10 road) 
JANUARY: 14 games (9 home, 5 road) 
FEBRUARY: 10 games (5 home, 5 road) 
MARCH: 16 games (9 home, 7 road)
APRIL: 6 games (3 home, 3 road)  

With the schedule all locked in, we can now turn our attention to a four-game preseason slate, which will tip off on October 5th against the Raptors.

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