The NBA, but more importantly the Portland Trail Blazers announced the 2019-2020 regular season schedule.
Portland will play open the season, their 50th NBA season, on Oct. 23 hosting Denver for a Western Conference Semifinals rematch.
The Blazers battle 10 of the 14 Western Conference opponents four times (two at home, two on the road).
However, Portland only faces the LA Clippers (1 home, 2 away), LA Lakers (2 home, 1 away), Memphis (2 home, 1 away) and San Antonio (1 home, 2 away) three times.
The Blazers have two six-game road trips, which are their longest stretches away from the Moda Center. The first six-game trip is Nov. 16 through Nov. 25, while the second long trip is March 22 through March 30.
Portland’s Nov. 25 game at Chicago marks the Blazers 13th road game in their first 18 games.
The full schedule can be found at NBA.com.
From the Portland Trail Blazers Press Release:
The Portland Trail Blazers will tip-off their 50th NBA season by hosting the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, October 23 at Moda Center, it was announced today by the NBA.
Following Denver, the Trail Blazers hit the road for their first extended road trip of the season, making stops in Sacramento (Oct. 25), Dallas (Oct. 27), San Antonio (Oct. 28) and Oklahoma City (Oct. 30).
Among the highlights at Moda Center in 2019-20: the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors travel to Portland on Nov. 13; the L.A. Lakers make two Rip City appearances on Dec. 6 and Dec. 28; Portland hosts the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 18 and Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); the Philadelphia 76ers come to town on Nov. 2; and the Boston Celtics visit the Rose City on Feb. 25.
Portland starts 2020 on the road with a New Year’s Day stop in New York City to take on the Knicks in the first contest of a five-game road trip.
The Trail Blazers will play 13 of their first 18 games on the road to start the season, and five of their final six games at home. Portland’s longest road trips of the season are two six-game junkets in November and March.
Portland will take on 10 of 14 Western Conference opponents twice at home and twice on the road, while playing the LA Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis and San Antonio only three times apiece. The team will face each Eastern Conference team twice.
The Trail Blazers will close out the regular season at home on Wednesday, April 15 vs. the LA Clippers in their only Moda Center appearance of the year.
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