Wizards announce 2022-23 schedule

Team opens in Indiana on Oct. 19, Home Opener set for Oct. 21 vs. Chicago

WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Washington Wizards announced their 2022-23 regular season schedule today, with the season opener set for Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Indiana. The 2022-23 Wizards season will be presented by Capital One.

Eleven of Washington’s first 17 games of the season will be played at home, including a 7:30 p.m. Friday night tip on ESPN against Indiana on Nov. 28. The stint also holds the Wizards’ longest stretch of home games during the season, a six-game homestand from Nov.10-20. The overall home slate also features visits from the LA Lakers (Dec. 4), LA Clippers (Dec. 10) and defending champion Golden State Warriors for a 3:00 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day game on Jan. 16, with matchups against the Miami Heat (Nov. 18 and Apr. 7), New York Knicks (Jan. 13 and Feb. 24), Philadelphia 76ers (Oct. 31 and Dec. 27), Milwaukee Bucks (March 6 and April 4) and Boston Celtics (March 28). Washington closes its schedule with 14 of the final 20 games played at Capital One Arena, wrapping up the regular season with an Easter Sunday 1:00 p.m. matinee against the Houston Rockets on April 9.

Washington’s longest road trip of the season comes in December, as the team embarks on an 11-day, six-game trip featuring stops in Denver (Dec. 14), Los Angeles for both the Clippers (Dec. 17) and Lakers (Dec. 18), Phoenix (Dec. 20), Utah (Dec. 22) and Sacramento (Dec. 23). Washington will make the first of two trips to division foe Atlanta with a nationally-televised TNT game on Tuesday, Feb. 28. As part of the yearly rotation, the Wizards will travel only once to Detroit (Feb. 1) and Toronto (Mar. 26) while visiting every other Eastern Conference opponent twice. Washington will host Boston (March 28) and Cleveland (Feb. 6) once each as part of the same rotation.

The Wizards’ schedule features 14 back-to-backs, three of which require no travel with two consecutive games in Los Angeles in December and two sets of home games (Nov. 12 & 13 Utah/Memphis, Dec. 27 & 28, Philadelphia/Phoenix). Washington also has five instances of consecutive games against the same opponent, including a home and home with Philadelphia (Oct. 31 vs. PHI & Nov. 2 at PHI), at Miami (Nov. 23 & 25), at Milwaukee (Jan. 1 & 3) and home against Toronto (Mar. 2 & 4) and Atlanta (Mar. 8 & 10). Washington will play four games on holidays in 2022-23, including Halloween against Philadelphia, New Year’s Day at Milwaukee, Martin Luther King Jr. Day against Golden State and Easter Sunday against Houston – the Wizards’ first Easter game since the 2017-18 season.

All weekday home games will tip off at 7:00 p.m. with the exceptions of the nationally-televised games against Indiana on October 28 (7:30 p.m.) and the 3:00 p.m. matinee tip-off against Golden State on January 16. Saturday games in the District feature one contest tipping at 6:00 p.m. (Nov. 12 vs. Utah) and one at 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 4 vs. Toronto), three at 7:00 p.m. (Dec. 10 vs. LA Clippers, Jan. 21 vs. Orlando and Feb. 11 vs. Indiana) and one 8:00 p.m. tip against the Sacramento Kings on Mar. 18. Three of the four Sunday home games will tip at 6:00 p.m., with the exception of the season finale against Houston at 1:00 p.m.

All Wizards games other than the Feb. 28 matchup against Atlanta are scheduled to be televised by NBC Sports Washington.  All games can be heard via radio on the official Wizards app, The Team 980 and WFED 1500 and outside of the DMV area on the Wizards Radio Network.

Wizards 2022-23 DC 12 Club Full Season Ticket Memberships are available now starting at just $16 per game.  Fans can visit DC12Club.com or call 202.661.5050 to purchase tickets today.  Information on Wizards 2022-23 partial plans and individual game tickets will be available soon.  Fans may also visit this LINK to sign up for exclusive pre-sale access prior to the general public.