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NBA Reveals Loaded Slate of Games for Martin Luther King Jr Day

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The NBA announced its slate of games for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020 on Monday, and fans are in store for some big-time matchups.

Jan. 20 will feature marquee matchups like Golden State vs. Portland, the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston, and Houston vs. Oklahoma City.

The Warriors and Blazers will give us a Western Conference Finals rematch, though both teams have new and revamped rosters entering the new campaign. Golden State waived goodbye to Kevin Durant and landed D'Angelo Russell this offseason, while Portland added complementary pieces like Hassan Whiteside and Kent Bazemore.

The Lakers will travel to the TD Garden to take on the Celtics to continue the longest-standing rivalry in basketball. LA and Boston have undergone major overhauls this summer, as the Lakers traded for Anthony Davis and the Celtics lost Al Horford and Kyrie Irving but added Kemba Walker.

The Rockets and Thunder will pit Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul against one another, but not for the teams we're used to seeing them with. Houston packaged up CP3 in a summertime trade for Westbrook, who has only ever played NBA games for OKC.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important day in the United States, and it's nice to see the NBA provide an entertaining product in memory of one of our country's most influential activists.