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insidehoops 08-01-2013 06:33 PM

2013 Jazz preseason schedule
The Utah Jazz announced today the team’s eight-game 2013 preseason schedule which will feature three home games at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah will play the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers twice each during the preseason, while also facing the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors.

This year’s schedule marks the third time in four years that the Jazz will host three preseason games in Salt Lake City. The 2010 preseason was the first time this ever occurred, and was the first time since 2001 that the team played three preseason games in the state of Utah.

Jazz fans will get their first chance to see the team in Salt Lake City when Utah opens the preseason at home against the Golden State Warriors on October 8. The Jazz will close out the home portion of the schedule by hosting the Clippers on October 12 and the Trail Blazers on October 16.

The Jazz will also play the Trail Blazers at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, Idaho, on October 11 in a game hosted by the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, with the Stampede’s current NBA affiliate, Portland, serving as the home team. Located less than 350 miles from Salt Lake City, the city of Boise has long had a strong Jazz fan base and has many ties to the Jazz organization. The game will mark the sixth time the Jazz has played a preseason game in Boise (1984, 1987, 1999, 2001 and 2003) and eighth time in Idaho, having also played twice in Pocatello. The Jazz also held training camps on the campus of Boise State University from 2005-2009, and was the NBA affiliate of the Idaho Stampede during the 2006-07 and 2011-12 seasons.

The preseason schedule wraps up with a four-game road trip that begins at Oklahoma City on October 20 and then closes with three straight games in Southern California, with the Jazz facing the Lakers and Clippers on consecutive nights at STAPLES Center October 22-23, then seeing the Lakers again in Anaheim, Calif., on October 25 in the preseason finale. This will be the fifth meeting in the last seven years between the Lakers and Jazz in Anaheim.

The following is the complete 2013 Utah Jazz Preseason Schedule:

Tue, Oct. 8 GOLDEN STATE EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.
Fri, Oct. 11 vs. Portland Boise, Idaho (CenturyLink Arena) 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 12 L.A. CLIPPERS EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 16 PORTLAND EnergySolutions Arena 7 p.m.
Sun, Oct. 20 at Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena) 5 p.m.
Tue, Oct. 22 at L.A. Lakers Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center) 8:30 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 23 at L.A. Clippers Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center) 8:30 p.m.
Fri, Oct. 25 vs. L.A. Lakers Anaheim, CA (Honda Center) 8 p.m.

Skip Bayless 08-05-2013 10:35 AM

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