Portland Trail Blazers' 2013-14 NBA Schedule

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The NBA has officially released the Portland Trail Blazers' 2013-14 schedule.

The NBA officially released the Portland Trail Blazers' 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday.

Here's the link. The full 82-game schedule is available in a JPG image below. A list of 11 games that are currently scheduled to be nationally televised is also below.

The Blazers will play their season opener on the road against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 30, 2013.

The Blazers will play their home opener at the Rose Garden against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 2, 2013.

The Blazers will not play on Christmas.

The Los Angeles Lakers will make just one trip to Portland, on Mar. 3, 2014.

The Blazers will play their final game of the season against the Los Angeles Clippers in Portland on April 16, 2013.

The Blazers' longest road trip will run five games. They have two such trips, from Mar. 7 to Mar. 14, 2014, and from Mar. 22 to Mar. 28, 2014.

The Blazers' longest homestand will run four games. They have two such homestands, from Dec. 2 to Dec. 7, 2013, and from Feb. 26 to Mar. 5, 2014.

Former Blazers center Greg Oden will make his first return to Portland with the Miami Heat on Dec. 28, 2013.

Former Blazers forward/center JJ Hickson will make his first return to Portland with the Denver Nuggets on Jan. 23, 2014.

Here's a list of 11 Blazers games that are currently expected to be nationally televised.

  • Friday 11/8/13 7:00 PM Sacramento NBA TV
  • Saturday 12/7/13 7:00 PM Dallas NBA TV
  • Thursday 12/12/13 7:30 PM Houston TNT
  • Thursday 12/26/13 7:30 PM L.A. Clippers TNT
  • Thursday 1/23/14 7:30 PM Denver TNT
  • Saturday 1/25/14 7:00 PM Minnesota NBA TV
  • Saturday 3/1/14 7:00 PM Denver NBA TV
  • Wednesday 3/5/14 7:30 PM Atlanta ESPN
  • Wednesday 3/12/14 8:30 PM San Antonio ESPN
  • Sunday 3/30/14 6:00 PM Memphis NBA TV
  • Tuesday 4/1/14 7:30 PM L.A. Lakers TNT

Here's a schedule breakdown, including back-to-backs, via the Blazers.

HOME GAMES
BY MONTH
October ......................... 0
November ...................... 7
December ...................... 8
January ......................... 8
February ........................ 6
March ........................... 7
April ............................. 5

HOMESTANDS
1 Game ......................... 5
2 Games ........................ 5
3 Games ........................ 6
4 Games ........................ 2
TOTAL ........................ 18

AWAY GAMES
BY MONTH
October ......................... 1
November ...................... 8
December ...................... 8
January ......................... 6
February ........................ 6
March ......................... 10
April ............................. 2

ROAD TRIPS
1 Game ....................... 11
2 Games ....................... 2
3 Games ....................... 0
4 Games ....................... 4
5 Games ....................... 2
TOTAL ........................ 19

HOME GAMES
BY DAY
Sunday .................... 5
Monday .................... 4
Tuesday ................... 4
Wednesday ............... 9
Thursday .................. 5
Friday ...................... 5
Saturday .................. 9

BACK-TO-BACKS
Road-Road ............. 10
Home-Home ............. 1
Road-Home .............. 4
Home-Road .............. 4
TOTAL ................... 19

Here's a JPG, text-only image of the schedule. Click to enlarge.

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Here's a calendar, graphic version via @pdxtrailblazers. Click to enlarge.

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Here's the Blazers' press release.

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.

For comparison's sake, here's the 82-game 2012-13 schedule, here's the 66-game 2011-12 schedule that was played, here's the original 82-game 2011-12 schedule that was never played, and here's the 82-game 2010-11 schedule.

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-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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