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NBA's 2009-10 Hardwood Classics Nights schedule

Posted Dec 1 2009 2:14PM

The NBA and its teams will celebrate their history with a series of retro games titled NBA Hardwood Classics Nights (HWCN) that will tip off Wednesday, Dec. 2. As part of the celebration, seven teams -- the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz -- will honor the history of basketball in each city by wearing uniforms from various decades of the NBA's history, and having special ceremonies, in-arena entertainment and promotions.

NBA Hardwood Classics Nights will run through March 31, 2010 featuring 62 games with 19 televised on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.

Below are details of each team participating in this season's program:

• The Cavaliers will celebrate their 40th Anniversary by wearing the same uniform the team wore during the 1988-89 season.
• The Warriors will celebrate their history in San Francisco by wearing the 1963-64 San Francisco Warriors home uniform.
• The Timberwolves and the Magic will both celebrate their 20th Anniversary by wearing their inaugural 1989-90 road uniforms.
• The Trail Blazers will wear road uniforms from their 1976-77 championship season and will celebrate their 40th Anniversary.
• The Raptors will celebrate the history of basketball in Toronto by wearing uniforms from the Toronto Huskies 1946-47 season.
• The Jazz will celebrate their 30th Anniversary by wearing their 1979-1980 road uniforms marking the first year they played in Utah.

NBA Hardwood Classics Nights 2009
Below are the listings for each team's debut for Hardwood Classics Night during the 2009-10 season.
Team Celebration Uniform First Game
Cavs 40th Anniversary Home 1988-89 Dec. 2, 2009
Warriors City of San Francisco Home 1963-64 Dec. 3, 2009
Timberwolves 20th Anniversary Road 1989-90 Dec. 5, 2009
Magic 20th Anniversary Road 1989-90 Dec. 2, 2009
Trail Blazers 40th Anniversary Road 1976-77 Dec. 5, 2009
Raptors History of basketball in Toronto BAA 1946-47 Dec. 8, 2009
Jazz 30th Anniversary Road 1979-80 Dec. 4, 2009

In addition to the retro jerseys worn by each team participating in the NBA's Hardwood Classics Nights program, the Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks will be wearing a special anniversary jacket on court during Heritage Week, Feb. 21-28, 2010. The anniversary jacket features commemorative patches representing each championship won by that team. Hardwood Classics Nights merchandise is available exclusively at the NBA Store in New York City, and NBA team shops.

The complete team-by-team schedule of Hardwood Classic Nights is below.

Team-by-team Hardwood Classic Nights Schedule
Cavaliers -- 1988-89 Road Uniform
Date Opponent
Dec. 2 vs. Suns
Dec. 11 vs. Blazers
Jan. 8 @ Nuggets
Jan. 11 @ Warriors
Jan. 16 @ Clippers
Jan. 23 vs. Thunder
Feb. 4 vs. Heat
Feb. 19 @ Bobcats
Feb. 21 @ Magic
Feb. 23 vs. Hornets
March 14 vs. Celtics
Warriors -- 1963-64 San Francisco Home Uniform
Date Opponent
Dec. 3 vs. Rockets
Dec. 16 vs. Spurs
Jan. 13 vs. Heat
Jan. 20 vs. Nuggets
Jan. 27 vs. Hornets
Feb. 10 vs. Clippers
Feb. 17 vs. Kings
March 17 vs. Hornets
March 24 vs. Grizzlies
Timberwolves -- 1989-90 Road Uniform
Date Opponent
Dec. 5 vs. Jazz
Dec. 8 @ Raptors
Dec. 20 @ Celtics
Dec. 26 vs. Wizards
Jan. 22 vs. Hornets
Jan. 26 @ Knicks
Jan. 27 @ Cavs
Feb. 9 @ Sixers
Feb. 19 vs. Bulls
Feb. 27 vs. Blazers
March 28 vs. Suns
Magic -- 1989-90 Road Uniform
Date Opponent
Dec. 2 vs. Knicks
Dec. 17 @ Heat
Jan. 28 vs. Celtics
Jan. 31 @ Pistons
Feb. 7 @ Celtics
Feb. 10 @ Bulls
Feb. 11 @ Cavs
Feb. 19 vs. Mavericks
March 11 vs. Bulls
March 13 @ Wizards
Trail Blazers -- 1976-77 Road Uniforms
Date Opponent
Dec. 5 vs. Rockets
Jan. 27 vs. Jazz
Feb. 24 @ Raptors
March 9 vs. Kings
March 31 vs. Knicks
Raptors -- 1946-47 Toronto Huskies Home Uniform
Date Opponent
Dec. 8 vs. Timberwolves
Dec. 18 vs. Nets
Jan. 27 vs. Heat
Feb. 17 vs. Grizzlies
March 5 vs. Knicks
March 24 vs. Jazz
Jazz -- 1979-80 Road Uniform
Date Opponent
Dec. 4 vs. Pacers
Dec. 9 @ Lakers
Dec. 12 vs. Lakers
Jan. 9 @ Mavericks
Jan. 14 vs. Cavs
Jan. 20 @ Spurs
Jan. 29 vs. Kings
Feb. 17 @ Hornets
Feb. 27 vs. Rockets
March 17 vs. Timberwolves
March 24 @ Raptors
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