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NBA schedule released; Thunder to open with Spurs

The NBA schedule has been released, and the Thunder will open the season Nov. 1 in San Antonio at 8:30 p.m. Central. The Thunder's home opener will be Nov. 2, when Oklahoma City will face the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: July 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm •  Published: July 26, 2012
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photo - NBA BASKETBALL: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5), Serge Ibaka (9, Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Durant (35) talk during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 31, 2012.  Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
NBA BASKETBALL: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5), Serge Ibaka (9, Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Durant (35) talk during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 31, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

The Thunder will face the Heat in Miami on Christmas Day game at 4:30 p.m. on ABC as part of a five-game Christmas slate. Oklahoma City will then host the defending champions on Thursday, Feb. 14 in a TNT game.

For the fifth straight season, the Thunder also will host a New Year's Eve game. Like last year, the Thunder will play Phoenix at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31.

No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets make two trips to Oklahoma City this season, the first scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 and the second game in Oklahoma City set for Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Single-game tickets for home games through Jan. 16 go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at thunder.nba.com.

The Thunder will announce its full preseason schedule at a later date.

 

Thunder's 2012-13 schedule (all times Central)

Nov. 1 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 Portland, 7 p.m.
Nov. 4 Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Nov. 6 Toronto, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8 at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 Detroit, 7 p.m.
Nov. 11 Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 Memphis, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16 at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Nov. 18 Golden State, 6 p.m.
Nov. 21 L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 24 at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Nov. 26 Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 Houston, 7 p.m.
Nov. 30 Utah, 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Dec. 4 at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 9 Indiana, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12 New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Dec. 14 Sacramento, 7 p.m.
Dec. 17 San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Dec. 25 at Miami, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 27 Dallas, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29 at Houston, 7 p.m.
Dec. 31 Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
Jan. 4 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 at Toronto, noon
Jan. 7 at Washington, 6 p.m.
Jan. 9 Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Jan. 11 at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 at Portland, 8 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Jan. 16 Denver, 7 p.m.
Jan. 18 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Denver, 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Jan. 27 at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 31 Memphis, 7 p.m.
Feb. 2 at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 Dallas, 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 Golden State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 8 Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 at Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 at Utah, 8 p.m.
Feb. 14 Miami, 7 p.m.
Feb. 20 at Houston, 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 New Orleans, 7 p.m.
March 1 at Denver, 9:30 p.m.
March 3 at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m.
March 5 L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.
March 7 at New York, 7 p.m.
March 8 at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
March 10 Boston, noon
March 11 at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
March 13 Utah, 7 p.m.
March 15 Orlando, 7 p.m.
March 17 at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
March 19 Denver, 7 p.m.
March 20 at Memphis, 7 p.m.
March 22 at Orlando, 6 p.m.
March 24 Portland, 6 p.m.
March 27 Washington, 7 p.m.
March 29 at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
March 30 at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
April 4 San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
April 5 at Indiana, 7 p.m.
April 7 New York, noon
April 9 at Utah, 8 p.m.
April 11 at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
April 12 at Portland, 9 p.m.
April 15 Sacramento, 7 p.m.
April 17 Milwaukee, 7 p.m.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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