NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks to visit the Hive on Oct. 28

August 18, 2011

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they will play eight preseason games prior to their Nov. 2 season opener vs. Chicago, highlighted by the teams matchup against the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks in the New Orleans Arena on October 28, a game that will be televised nationally by ESPN.

The Hornets begin the preseason with a road contest against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, Oct. 9. The team will play two more road games in Cleveland and Wichita, KS respectively before having their preseason home opener on Oct. 18 against the Orlando Magic.

In addition to their two home preseason games at the New Orleans Arena, the Hornets will host the Houston Rockets in a home game in Biloxi, MS on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Information on individual game tickets for Hornets preseason and regular season games will be released at a later date. Season tickets are available by calling (504) 525-HOOP or by logging on to

Date Day Opponent Arena City Tip-Off*
Oct. 9 Sun @ SAS AT&T Center San Antonio, TX 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 Sat @ CLE Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 Mon @ OKC INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 18 Tue vs. ORL New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 Thu @ ATL Philips Arena Atlanta, GA 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 Mon @ MIA American Airlines Arena Miami, FL 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 Wed vs. HOU Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 Fri vs. DAL New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
* All Times Central

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