Lakers – Heat rematch to take place on February 20

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The rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will take place on February 20, 2021.

The NBA officially announced on Friday the schedule for the first part of the season (December 22 – March 4).

“The Heat’s first meeting against the Lakers since the NBA Finals will be a Feb. 20 nationally televised 8:30 p.m. ABC game at Staples Center.

The Lakers’ lone visit to AmericanAirlines Arena will be part of the season’s second-half schedule,” Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reports.

The Lakers defeated the Heat in the Finals (4-2) and won the 2020 NBA championship.