The Portland Trail Blazers will open their 2013-14 home schedule against the defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Rose Garden. Portland will tip-off its 44th NBA season on the road vs. Phoenix on Wednesday, Oct. 30, it was announced today by the NBA.
All 82 Trail Blazers games will be aired by national carriers or the Trail Blazers Broadcast Television Network. Portland's complete broadcast schedule and preseason schedule will be available in the coming weeks.
The Trail Blazers will open with 10 of their first 17 games on the road, and finish the regular season slate with five of six at the Rose Garden.
Among the highlights at the Rose Garden in 2013-14: the defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Dec. 28; a lone visit from the Los Angeles Lakers on March 3; the defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 2 and Feb. 19; and divisional rival Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 4 and Feb. 11.
Portland will take on 10 of 14 Western Conference opponents twice at home and twice on the road, while playing Dallas, Memphis, the Clippers and Lakers only three times apiece. Of those matchups, the Trail Blazers host Memphis and the Clippers twice, and Dallas and the Lakers once. The club will face each Eastern Conference team twice.
The Trail Blazers will close out the regular season at home on Wednesday, April 16 vs. the Clippers.
Portland ranked fourth in the NBA in home attendance last season, including 26 sellouts.
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