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The two-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers have announced the preseason schedule for the 2011-12 season, along with ticket purchase information. The eight-game preseason slate includes games against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.

The back-to-back champions will kick off the 2011 preseason on October 9 when they take on the Warriors at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. The Lakers will then return to Southern California where they will play back-to-back sets of games against the Hawks and Jazz before heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to face the Kings on October 21 at the Thomas and Mack Center.

The Lakers will conclude the 2011 preseason with games against the Clippers on October 25 in San Diego and October 27 in Bakersfield, CA.

Below is the complete 2011 Los Angeles Lakers preseason schedule:

DATE - OPPONENT - LOCATION - TIME (PT)

Oct. 9 Golden State Warriors Fresno (Save Mart Center) 7:00 pm

Oct. 12 Atlanta Hawks Ontario (Citizens Bank Arena) 7:00 pm

Oct. 15 Atlanta Hawks STAPLES Center 7:00 pm

Oct. 16 Utah Jazz STAPLES Center 7:00 pm InsideHoops.com

Oct. 19 Utah Jazz Anaheim (Honda Center) 7:00 pm

Oct. 21 Sacramento Kings Las Vegas, NV (Thomas and Mack Center) 7:00 pm

Oct. 25 Los Angeles Clippers San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center) 7:00 pm

Oct. 27 Los Angeles Clippers Bakersfield, CA (Rabobank Arena) 7:00 pm