The Portland Trail Blazers' 2014-15 season schedule has been released!
The Blazers are slated to open the year hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder. They'll finish the 82-game slate versus Dallas.
In between the Blazers have 19 back-to-back efforts in 38 games. The busiest months for back-to-back outings are January and March (5 each).
The Blazers have four significant road trips scheduled.
- From December 7th-13th they play 5 games in 7 nights, including the Knicks, Bulls, and Timberwolves.
- From December 19th-23rd they play a brutal 4 game in 5 night stretch: Spurs, Pelicans, Rockets, Thunder
- From January 26th-31st they swing through 4 games in 6 nights against the Nets, Cavaliers, Hawks, and Bucks
- From March 15th-21st they play 5 games in 7 nights, including the Wizards, Heat, and Grizzlies.
Here is the full schedule. All times Eastern. Back-to-backs are in italics, long road trips in bold. Below-.500 and Above-.500 records are based on the 2013-14 Regular Season.
Wed. 29-Oct-14 Oklahoma City 10:30 PM --ESPN
Fri. 31-Oct-14 @ Sacramento 10:00 PM
Home vs. Road: 1-1 Below .500 vs. Above .500: 1-1
Sun. 2-Nov-14 Golden State 9:00 PM
Tue. 4-Nov-14 Cleveland 10:00 PM
Thu. 6-Nov-14 Dallas 10:30 PM --TNT
Sat. 8-Nov-14 @ L.A. Clippers 3:30 PM
Sun. 9-Nov-14 Denver 9:00 PM
Tue. 11-Nov-14 Charlotte 10:00 PM
Wed. 12-Nov-14 @ Denver 9:00 PM
Sat. 15-Nov-14 Brooklyn 10:00 PM
Mon. 17-Nov-14 New Orleans 10:00 PM
Fri. 21-Nov-14 Chicago 10:30 PM --ESPN
Sun. 23-Nov-14 @ Boston 6:00 PM
Mon. 24-Nov-14 @ Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Wed. 26-Nov-14 @ Charlotte 7:00 PM
Fri. 28-Nov-14 Memphis 10:00 PM
Sun. 30-Nov-14 Minnesota 9:00 PM
Home vs. Road: 10-5 Below .500 vs. Above-.500: 7-8
Tue. 2-Dec-14 @ Denver 9:00 PM
Thu. 4-Dec-14 Indiana 10:00 PM
Sun. 7-Dec-14 @ New York 7:30 PM
Tue. 9-Dec-14 @ Detroit 7:30 PM
Wed. 10-Dec-14 @ Minnesota 8:00 PM
Fri. 12-Dec-14 @ Chicago 7:00 PM --ESPN
Sat. 13-Dec-14 @ Indiana 7:00 PM
Mon. 15-Dec-14 San Antonio 10:00 PM
Wed. 17-Dec-14 Milwaukee 10:00 PM
Fri. 19-Dec-14 @ San Antonio 8:00 PM --ESPN
Sat. 20-Dec-14 @ New Orleans 7:00 PM
Mon. 22-Dec-14 @ Houston 8:00 PM
Tue. 23-Dec-14 @ Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Fri. 26-Dec-14 Philadelphia 10:00 PM
Sun. 28-Dec-14 New York 9:00 PM
Tue. 30-Dec-14 Toronto 10:00 PM
Home vs. Road: 6-10 Below .500 vs. Above-.500: 8-8
Sat. 3-Jan-15 Atlanta 10:00 PM
Mon. 5-Jan-15 L.A. Lakers 10:00 PM
Thu. 8-Jan-15 Miami 10:30 PM --TNT
Sat. 10-Jan-15 Orlando 10:00 PM
Sun. 11-Jan-15 @ L.A. Lakers 9:30 PM
Wed. 14-Jan-15 L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM --ESPN
Fri. 16-Jan-15 @ San Antonio 8:30 PM
Sat. 17-Jan-15 @ Memphis 8:00 PM
Mon. 19-Jan-15 Sacramento 10:00 PM
Wed. 21-Jan-15 @ Phoenix 9:00 PM
Thu 22-Jan-15 Boston 10:00 p.m.
Sat. 24-Jan-15 Washington 10:00 PM
Mon. 26-Jan-15 @ Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Wed. 28-Jan-15 @ Cleveland 7:00 PM
Fri. 30-Jan-15 @ Atlanta 7:30 PM
Sat. 31-Jan-15 @ Milwaukee 8:30 PM
Home vs. Road: 8-8 Below .500 vs. Above-.500: 10-6
Tue. 3-Feb-15 Utah 10:00 PM
Thu. 5-Feb-15 Phoenix 10:30 PM --TNT
Sat. 7-Feb-15 @ Dallas 8:30 PM
Sun. 8-Feb-15 @ Houston 7:00 PM
Wed. 11-Feb-15 L.A. Lakers 10:00 PM
Fri. 20-Feb-15 @ Utah 9:00 PM
Sun. 22-Feb-15 Memphis 9:00 PM
Wed. 25-Feb-15 San Antonio 10:30 PM --ESPN
Fri. 27-Feb-15 Oklahoma City 10:30 PM --ESPN
Home vs. Road: 6-3 Below .500 vs. Above-.500: 4-5
Sun. 1-Mar-15 @ Sacramento 6:00 PM
Wed. 4-Mar-15 @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 PM --ESPN
Thu. 5-Mar-15 Dallas 10:30 PM --TNT
Sat. 7-Mar-15 @ Minnesota 8:00 PM
Wed. 11-Mar-15 Houston 10:30 PM --ESPN
Fri. 13-Mar-15 Detroit 10:00 PM
Sun. 15-Mar-15 @ Toronto 7:00 PM
Mon. 16-Mar-15 @ Washington 7:00 PM
Wed. 18-Mar-15 @ Miami 7:30 PM
Fri. 20-Mar-15 @ Orlando 7:00 PM
Sat. 21-Mar-15 @ Memphis 8:00 PM
Tue. 24-Mar-15 Golden State 10:30 PM --TNT
Wed. 25-Mar-15 @ Utah 9:00 PM
Fri. 27-Mar-15 @ Phoenix 10:00 PM
Sat. 28-Mar-15 Denver 10:00 PM
Mon. 30-Mar-15 Phoenix 10:00 PM
Home vs. Road: 6-10 Below .500 vs. Above-.500: 8-8
Wed. 1-Apr-15 L.A. Clippers 10:00 PM
Fri. 3-Apr-15 @ L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM --ESPN
Sat. 4-Apr-15 New Orleans 10:00 PM
Wed. 8-Apr-15 Minnesota 10:00 PM
Thu. 9-Apr-15 @ Golden State 10:30 PM --TNT
Sat. 11-Apr-15 Utah 10:00 PM
Mon. 13-Apr-15 @ Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Wed. 15-Apr-15 @ Dallas 8:00 PM
Home vs. Road: 4-4 Below .500 vs. Above-.500: 4-4
Here's the official press release from the Trail Blazers:
PORTLAND, Ore. (August 13, 2014) - The Portland Trail Blazers will tip-off their 45th NBA season at the Moda Center vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, Oct. 29, it was announced today by the NBA.
The Trail Blazers are featured 16 times on national television, six games on TNT and 10 on ESPN. All 82 Trail Blazers games will be aired by national carriers or the Trail Blazers Broadcast Television Network. Portland's complete broadcast schedule will be available in the coming weeks.
The Trail Blazers will open with nine of their first 12 games at home, and play 10 of 16 December games on the road. A season-long, seven-game homestand straddles the New Year from Dec. 26-Jan. 10.
Among the highlights at the Moda Center in 2014-15: the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs make a return to Portland on Dec. 15 and Feb. 25; the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers come to town on Nov. 4; the L.A. Lakers make two trips on Jan. 5 and Feb. 11; and the Houston Rockets travel to the Rose City for one game on March 11.
Portland will take on 10 of 14 Western Conference opponents twice at home and twice on the road, while playing Golden State, Houston, New Orleans and Sacramento only three times apiece. Of those matchups, the Trail Blazers host Golden State and New Orleans twice, and Houston and Sacramento once. The club will face each Eastern Conference team twice.
The Trail Blazers will close out the regular season on Wednesday, April 15 at Dallas. The regular-season home finale is Saturday, April 11 vs. Utah.
Portland ranked fifth in the NBA in home attendance last season, including 28 sellouts.
Single game tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 8, exclusively on trailblazers.com. To secure your seats, group tickets and packages are available now by calling 844-RIP-CITY or visiting trailblazers.com. Presale opportunities for single game tickets are also available on trailblazers.com.
Also Casey Holdahl has a great write-up on the ups and downs of the schedule HERE.
--Dave email@example.com / @DaveDeckard