– Ignite to Play 10 Contests Across the Nation Against G League Opponents–
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 4, 2021 – Featuring several East Coast stops and a swing through the Midwest, NBA G League Ignite hits the road beginning January for a 10-game schedule featuring games against NBA G League opponents that will not count toward G League standings.
“These 10 games are an excellent opportunity for our team to get more reps against quality G League opponents while facing hostile environments on the road,” said Ignite head coach Jason Hart. “We’re also thrilled to be able to showcase our young Ignite players across the country as they continue to develop in preparation for the NBA Draft.”
Ignite opens its second-half schedule with a pair of games against the Capitanes de la Ciudad de México (Jan. 7 and Jan. 9) before beginning a four-game East Coast road swing, facing the College Park Skyhawks (Jan. 21), Long Island Nets (Jan. 23), Capital City Go-Go (Jan. 28) and Delaware Blue Coats (Jan. 30) to finish the month.
The schedule continues in Oshkosh, Wisc. against the Wisconsin Herd (Feb. 12), followed by a trip to Detroit to take on the Motor City Cruise (Feb. 15) ahead of the NBA All-Star break.
The tour wraps with a pair of Northern California opponents in Stockton against the Stockton Kings (March 6) and against Santa Cruz (March 13) at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Each of the 10 games against NBA G League opponents will not count in the league standings, which reset after the NBA G League Showcase Cup.
The full schedule is below, and a broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date:
Friday, Jan. 7: vs. Mexico City Capitanes
Sunday, Jan. 9: vs. Mexico City Capitanes
Friday, Jan. 21: at College Park Skyhawks
Sunday, Jan. 23: at Long Island Nets
Friday, Jan. 28: at Capital City Go-Go
Sunday, Jan. 30: at Delaware Blue Coats
Saturday, Feb. 12: at Wisconsin Herd
Tuesday, Feb. 15: at Motor City Cruise
Sunday, March 6: at Stockton Kings
Sunday, March 13: at Santa Cruz Warriors
Ignite makes its season debut on Friday, Nov. 5 against the South Bay Lakers as part of its 12-game Showcase Cup schedule. The Showcase Cup culminates at the NBA G League Winter Showcase, set for Dec. 19-22, before team records reset.