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August 4, 2009
Warriors Set To Tip-Off 2009-10 Regular Season At ORACLE Arena On Wednesday, October 28
Starting 5 Mini-Plans Go On Sale Monday, August 10, At 9 AM; Select Plans Get Opening Night Free

*****Exclusive Presale During Live Webcast On Facebook Beginning This Sunday At 5:00 PM*****

Fans can guarantee their chance to see Monta Ellis and the Warriors this season by purchasing season tickets today or a mini-plan on Aug. 10. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)
The National Basketball Association announced today that the Golden State Warriors will open their 2009-10 NBA campaign at ORACLE Arena on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. when the club plays host to the Houston Rockets.

In addition to releasing next seasons schedule, the Warriors also announced today that the teams Starting 5 Mini-Plans will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 10th, at 9:00 a.m. on the teams website - www.warriors.com - or by calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP. Fans looking to get a jump on securing the best available seat locations for the seasons most popular games may do so by participating in a live webcast and pre-sale event exclusively on Facebook this Sunday, August 9th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Fans purchasing select Starting 5 Mini-Plan packages, which start at just $66 in the lower level, will receive Opening Night for free.

We are very excited about the upcoming 2009-10 season, said Warriors President Robert Rowell. ORACLE Arena remains one of the best environments in all of the NBA, and we have worked hard to structure our ticket packages so that our great fans will have several attractive options to choose from throughout the season.

Golden State is slated to make eight (8) national television appearances this season, with six (6) games scheduled on ESPN and two (2) appearances on TNT. The Warriors initial nationally televised game will be ESPNs coverage of Golden States home contest against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, December 16, at ORACLE Arena. ESPN will also feature Golden States home games versus the Washington Wizards on Friday, December 18; the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, February 21; the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, March 15; and the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday, March 17; as well as the teams road game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, March 31. TNTs exclusive Thursday night telecasts will also feature Golden States home games versus the Denver Nuggets on February 25 and the Portland Trail Blazers on March 11.


Tip-off time for the majority of Golden States home games during the 2009-10 season will be 7:30 p.m., with the exception of two Sunday contests and a special Monday matinee in January. The Sunday home game on February 21 against Atlanta begins at 5:00 p.m. to accommodate ESPN and the Sunday home game on April 11 versus Oklahoma City begins at 6:00 p.m., while the game versus the Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 18, starts at 1:00 p.m. as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration.

Highlights of the Warriors 2009-10 home schedule include early-season weekend match-ups against some of the NBAs best teams and most popular players, including a visit from #1 overall pick Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, November 6; Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, November 20; Kobe Bryant and the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, November 28; as well as Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic on Saturday, December 5. The final month of the decade wraps up with home games against Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, December 16; Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards on Friday, December 18; Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, December 26; and the lone 2009-10 visit from Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics on Monday, December 28.

After playing 21 of their first 34 games of the season on the road, the Warriors begin a stretch in which theyll play 18 of 24 contests at ORACLE Arena by hosting their Northern California rival Sacramento Kings on Friday, January 8. Included in that home-heavy stretch are the lone visits by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, January 11; Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat on Wednesday, January 13; as well as Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 18. The home stretch continues with games featuring Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, January 20; Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday, January 27; Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, February 6; Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, February 8; Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz on Friday, February 19; Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, February 21; another visit from Carmelo and the Nuggets on Thursday, February 25; and the only visit of the season by Richard Hamilton and the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, February 27.

Anthony Randolph and the Warriors will open the 2009-10 season with a home game against the Houston Rockets on October 28. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)
The month of March includes the lone Bay Area visit by Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, March 13, as well as return appearances from the Lakers (Monday, March 15), Hornets (Wednesday, March 17), Suns (Monday, March 22) and Mavericks (Saturday, March 27). The April schedule begins with the only visit of the season from the New York Knicks on Friday, April 2, and concludes with the Warriors home finale against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, April 13, and the regular-season finale at Portland on Wednesday, April 14.

The 2009-10 NBA schedule will once again use a 30-team format (two conferences of 15 teams each, with three five-team divisions within each conference) in which teams will play each opponent within their division four times, while playing six of the remaining 10 teams in their conference four times, and the four remaining teams in their conference only three times. Teams will also play all 15 opponents outside of their conference two times each. For 2009-10, the Warriors will play only three games against the following Western Conference opponents: Houston Rockets (two at home, one away), Utah Jazz (two at home, one away), San Antonio Spurs (one at home, two away), and Minnesota Timberwolves (one at home, two away).

Golden States road schedule consists of three (3) five-game road trips, two (2) four-game road trips, one (1) three-game trip, five (5) two-game trips and five (5) one-game out-and-back trips. Additionally, the Warriors will play 20 sets of back-to-back games this season, with 11 of the back-to-back sets falling on the road, five (5) starting at home and ending on the road, and another four (4) beginning on the road and ending at home.


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