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Blazers to open 2023-24 regular season at Clippers on Oct. 25

Home opener is Oct. 27 vs. Magic

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The Portland Trail Blazers will open the 2023-24 NBA regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the L.A. Clippers before returning to Moda Center for their home opener on Friday, Oct. 27 against Orlando, the NBA announced Thursday.

The Blazers will play four of the first five games on the road as they travel to Philadelphia, Toronto and Detroit before the team returns to Rip City to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Nov. 3 as part of the NBA’s Inaugural In-Season Tournament.

The tournament will consist of two stages: Group play and knockout rounds. Each team will play four designated group games on “Tournament Nights” where the Blazers will face Memphis at home on Nov. 3, at Utah on Nov. 14, the L.A. Lakers on Nov. 17 at Portland, and at Phoenix on Nov. 21 as part of West Group A.

Eight teams (four per conference) will advance to the knockout rounds: the team with the best standing in group play games in each of the six groups and two wild cards from each conference with the best record in group play that finished second in its group.

The knockout rounds will be single-elimination games in the quarterfinals on Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5. The semifinals will be Dec. 7 and the championship for the NBA Cup is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 9 at Las Vegas.

Each of the 22 teams that do not advance to the quarterfinals will be assigned two regular-season games (one home, one away) that will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 8.

Portland will play seven of their first 10 games on the road on the west coast with matchups at Sacramento (Nov. 8), L.A. Lakers (Nov. 12) and Utah (Nov. 14). The Trail Blazers will then return home to play four of the next five games at Moda Center, highlighted by the Cleveland Cavaliers (Nov. 15), the L.A. Lakers (Nov. 17) and Oklahoma City Thunder (Nov. 19).

The month of December will see several home marquee matchups including Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (Dec. 16), Steph Curry and Golden State’s first visit to Moda Center (Dec. 17) and the first meeting of Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama in back-to-back games as the Blazers host San Antonio on December 28 and 29.

The Blazers will bring in 2024 with a seven-game road trip beginning with a New Year’s Day game at Phoenix (Jan. 1) followed by matchups including at Dallas (Jan. 3 and Jan. 5), Brooklyn (Jan. 7) and New York (Jan. 9). Portland will end the month of January in Moda Center against three Eastern Conference foes including the Chicago Bulls (Jan. 28), Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (Jan. 29) and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (Jan. 31).

February will feature seven of nine games in the month at home in Portland with all seven games being the longest homestand of the season. Portland will host Zion Williamson, C.J. McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (Feb. 10), two consecutive matchups with Anthony Edwards and Minnesota (Feb. 13 and Feb. 15) and Nikola Jokic and the 2023 NBA champion Denver Nuggets (Feb. 23) post All-Star Break.

The 2023-24 campaign will end with eight of the final 11 games on the road for Portland, including a seven-game road trip with visits to Atlanta (March 27), Miami (March 29) and Boston (April 7).
Portland will end its home slate with matchups against New Orleans (April 9), Golden State (April 11) and Houston (April 12).

All 82 Trail Blazers games will be televised by ROOT SPORTS and ROOT SPORTS Plus, the television home of the Portland Trail Blazers, or on national carriers.

Portland is scheduled to play one game on TNT (against Miami on Tuesday, Feb. 27) and five games on NBATV (blackout restrictions apply).

All games will also be aired on flagship station Rip City Radio AM-620 and the Trail Blazers Radio Network.

Season ticket holder presales will begin on Tuesday, August 22 while single-game tickets and suites will be available through public on sale on Friday, August 25. To guarantee tickets through a Trail Blazers ticket package, call 844-RIP-CITY or visit trailblazers.com/tickets for more information.

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