Back-To-Back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors To Host Oklahoma City Thunder On Opening Night Presented By Rakuten
Warriors’ 2018-19 Season Includes Christmas Day And MLK Jr. Day Matchup Versus Los Angeles Lakers
The National Basketball Association announced today that the back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors’ 2018-19 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will tip off at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, October 16. Prior to the game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on TNT, the Warriors will receive their 2017-18 NBA Championship rings and raise their sixth championship banner at Oracle Arena. Opening Night, presented by Rakuten, marks the fourth straight season the Warriors will open at home and the 15th time in the last 17 seasons.
Additionally, as part of Opening Week, the Warriors will play a nationally televised game on Friday, October 19 at Utah, tipping off at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on ESPN, the first road contest of the season.
The NBA also announced that the Warriors will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day at 5:00 p.m. (PST) on ABC and will visit the Lakers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. (PST) on TNT. For the sixth consecutive season, the Warriors will appear on both of the NBA’s premier dates. Golden State owns an all-time record of 12-15 on Christmas Day and a 17-9 mark on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
In 2017-18, the Warriors clinched their fourth-straight Pacific Division title, a first in franchise history, after tallying a record of 58-24 (.707). Golden State became just the fifth franchise in NBA history to win 58-plus games in four straight seasons, joining the 76ers, Bucks, Celtics and Lakers as the only teams to accomplish the feat. The Warriors went 16-5 in the playoffs, sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Finals to earn the team’s third championship in four seasons.
The complete 2018-19 regular-season schedule will be announced on Friday, August 10.
For information on ticket availability, including single-game ticket presales, partial season package options, and the Warriors’ official resale marketplace, where season ticketholders and other fans resell tickets that are guaranteed by the Warriors organization, please visit warriors.com or call 888-GSW-HOOP. The Warriors ticket marketplace offers a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the regular season and playoffs. Fans interested in securing presale access for partial plans and individual game tickets may do so by joining the Season Ticket Holder Priority Wait List, which currently has over 43,000 members. For more information, visit www.warriors.com or call 888-GSW-HOOP (press 1).