Blazers announce preseason schedule




The Portland Trail Blazers announced their seven-game NBA preseason schedule Monday, highlighted by three home games versus Western Conference foes Denver, Golden State and Utah at the Rose Garden.

Portland will open the preseason with three road games starting with the Los Angeles Lakers in Ontario, Calif., on Oct. 10, at Phoenix on Oct. 12 and at Sacramento on Oct. 15.

The Trail Blazers then host three games at the Rose Garden starting with Denver on Oct. 17, and followed by Golden State on Oct. 19 and Utah on Oct. 22.

The Trail Blazers close out the preseason on the road at Utah on Oct. 25.

Preseason tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Full season tickets, individual suites, group nights, and partial plans are available now.

The Blazers’ regular season will open Oct. 31 with a home game against the Lakers. The regular-season schedule was announced last week.