The Los Angeles Clippers will tip-off their 2011-12 NBA regular season schedule on Wednesday, November 2nd at STAPLES Center against the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m.
The Clippers follow that up with the first of their franchise-high 20 nationally televised games, a home contest against the Portland Trailblazers on Friday, November 4th airing at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Los Angeles hits the road for the first time when they travel to Chicago (November 8th), Toronto (November 9th) and Boston (November 11th) before returning home to meet Philadelphia (November 13th). After the quick one-game home stand, the Clippers head to Houston (November 15th), San Antonio (November 16th) and Utah (November 18th) before returning to STAPLES Center to play seven of their next eight games at home.
This season, the Clippers are scheduled to appear five times on TNT, eight times on ESPN and seven times on NBA TV. The Clippers previous franchise-high for national television appearances occurred in 2006-07 when they were scheduled to appear in 19 nationally televised games. The Clippers game in Portland on February 16th will also be broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio. Other highlights on the schedule are home match-ups against the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, January 18th, the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, January 20th and Wednesday, April 4th, the Boston Celtics on Monday, December 5th and the Miami Heat on Wednesday, January 11th.
The Clippers will play 22 sets of back-to-back games in 2011-12. The Clippers have six road trips of three games or more this season, with the longest road stretch of the season being an eight-game trek from February 1st – February 13th that includes stops in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Indiana, Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta and Dallas.
Los Angeles faces every team in the Western Conference a total of four times (two home and two away), with the exception of the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves who they will play three times each.
Clipper fans can enjoy the best games from some of the best locations at STAPLES Center by securing a four, eight, 12 or 16 game plan today. Partial plans are available in both the upper and lower levels and include your ticket to see the Heat, Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Knicks and more from the same great seat at a substantial savings off box office pricing. For more information visit clippers.com or call 213-742-7555.
Follow the Clippers all season long on PRIME TICKET and on KFWB News Talk 980.