Kings Official Media Release

KINGS TO OPEN 2012-13 SEASON ON OCTOBER 31ST AT CHICAGO

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., July 26, 2012 -- The Sacramento Kings will open the 2012-13 regular season on the road for the eighth time in the last nine years when they travel to Chicago to play the Bulls on Wednesday, October 31st at the United Center (5 pm PST). The Kings return to Sacramento to take on the Golden State Warriors in the home opener at Power Balance Pavilion on Monday, November 5th (7 pm) in the first of a three-game homestand which also includes outings versus the Detroit Pistons (Wednesday, November 7th) and San Antonio Spurs (Friday, November 9th). Sacramento plays 10 of its 14 games in November at home.

Sacramento will be featured four times on NBATV during the 2012-13 campaign. Two of the outings will originate from Power Balance Pavilion when the Kings take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday, November 24th and again on Saturday, February 9th.

Notable teams making early Power Balance Pavilion appearances include the San Antonio Spurs (Friday, November 9th), Atlanta Hawks (Friday, November 16th), Brooklyn Nets (Sunday, November 18th), Los Angeles Lakers (Wednesday, November 21st), Indiana Pacers (Friday, November 30th), Orlando Magic (Friday, December 7th), Denver Nuggets (Sunday, December 16th), New York Knicks (Friday, December 28th), Boston Celtics (Sunday, December 30th) and NBA Champion Miami Heat (Saturday, January 12th).

The Kings’ season finale will take place at home when they battle the Los Angeles Clippers at Power Balance Pavilion on Wednesday, April 17th.

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KEY FACTS ABOUT THE SACRAMENTO KINGS’ 2012-13 SCHEDULE

  • By month, the schedule breaks down as follows: October (0 home, 1 away = 1 total), November (10 home, 4 away = 14 total), December (7 home, 8 away = 15 total), January (7 home, 10 away = 17 total), February (3 home, 9 away = 12 total), March (9 home, 6 away = 15 total), April (5 home, 3 away = 8 total).

  • By day, the schedule breaks down as follows: Monday (3 home, 6 away = 9 total), Tuesday (5 home, 3 away = 8 total), Wednesday (10 home, 9 away = 19 total), Thursday (2 home, 1 away = 3 total), Friday (8 home, 10 away = 18 total), Saturday (4 home, 8 away = 12 total), Sunday (9 home, 4 away = 13 total).

  • The Kings’ longest homestand is five games on two occasions (January 7-16 and March 30-April 10) at Power Balance Pavilion.

  • Sacramento embarks on seven road trips of three or more games in length. The longest is a six-game journey with stops in Denver (Saturday, January 26th), Washington (Monday, January 28th), Boston (Wednesday, January 30th), Philadelphia (Friday, February 1st), New York (Saturday, February 2nd) and Utah (Monday, February 4th).

  • Of the 17 sets of back-to-back games, one is a home-home tandem, nine are of the away-away variety, two are away-home and five are of the home-away category.

  • The Kings will host four Sunday games with a start time of 3 pm versus Brooklyn (November 18th), Denver (December 16th), Charlotte (March 3rd) and Memphis (April 7th).

  • Sacramento’s 41-game home schedule features 21 weekend contests at Power Balance Pavilion.

  • The Kings handed the Los Angeles Lakers a 100-91 defeat in last year’s season opener at Power Balance Pavilion. It was the first time Sacramento opened at home in eight campaigns. This (2012-13) marks the second time in Kings’ history that the team has opened its season against Chicago. In the first meeting, Sacramento won a 100-81 contest over the Bulls on October 31, 2000, at the United Center.

  • Sacramento suffered a 79-101 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in last year’s road opener at the Rose Garden on December 27th.

  • The Kings have played Golden State in the home opener just once (Sacramento era) when they defeated the Warriors 134-106 on November 6, 1987.

  • Sacramento will play on four holidays (all on the road) when it visits the Chicago Bulls on Halloween (October 31st), Detroit Pistons on New Year’s Day (January 1st), New Orleans Hornets on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 21st) and Los Angeles Lakers on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th).
  • About Maloof Sports & Entertainment (MS&E):
    Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and Power Balance Pavilion. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated more than $20 million in cash and in-kind donations to more than 200 charitable entities over 13 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit Kings.com, PowerBalancePavilion.com or call 916-928-0000.