Suns Announce 2012-13 Schedule
Posted: July 26, 2012
A revamped Phoenix Suns roster will make its 2012-13 season debut Halloween night at US Airways Center, as the club opens its 45th NBA season Wednesday, Oct. 31, against the Golden State Warriors.
Phoenix fans will get their first glance at the new-look Suns and offseason acquisitions Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley, Luis Scola and top-pick Kendall Marshall, as the club opens a new era with two-straight home games against Golden State (7 p.m.) and then the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
The Suns’ 41-game home slate includes marquee visits from some of the NBA’s best, including the defending champion Miami Heat (Nov. 17), the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder (Jan. 14, Feb. 10), Chicago Bulls (Nov. 14), and the retooled Brooklyn Nets (March 24). West rivalries will be renewed during visits from the Los Angeles Lakers (Jan. 30, March 18), Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 23, Jan. 24) and San Antonio Spurs (Feb. 24).
Twenty-four of the Suns’ 41 home games will be played from Thursday through Sunday. That includes 10 Friday night home games and seven Sunday home games. A five-game homestand from Dec. 9-19 is the Suns’ longest of the season. Phoenix will play 28 of 53 pre-All-Star games on the road and 16 of 29 at home after the midseason showcase.
As usual, the Suns’ longest road trip of the season tips off in the month of November, as Phoenix embarks on a six-game trip from Nov. 25-Dec. 4 that will see the club visit Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, New York and Memphis. Overall, the Suns will play 11 of their first 19 regular season games on the road.
Phoenix will play 19 back-to-back sets, the same number Phoenix played a season ago (including two back-to-back-to-back sets) in just 66 games.
Al McCoy begins his 41st season calling action on flagship station Arizona Sports 620. FOX Sports Arizona is once again the exclusive television home of the Suns, both at home and on the road. This season the Suns will once again televise the entire season in High Definition (HD).
Most home games start at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a 6 p.m. tip-time for Sunday home starts (exceptions are nationally-televised games).
A complete 2012-13 Phoenix Suns schedule can also be found on Suns.com. A full broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.