08-06-2010, 05:19 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Re: Suns opening against Portland
PHOENIX ó The Phoenix Suns will tip-off the clubís 43rd NBA season with an eight-game exhibition slate that was announced today. The Sunsí 2010 preseason schedule includes the clubís third annual outdoor exhibition contest as well as two trips north of the border.
The Suns open preseason play Oct. 5, travelling to Sacramento to take on the Kings on the first night of a back-to-back that will take Phoenix to Rogers Arena (formerly GM Place) in Vancouver, British Columbia, to play the Toronto Raptors.
Phoenix plays the first of three preseason games at US Airways Center on Oct. 12, hosting the Utah Jazz at 7 p.m. The Suns close their exhibition slate by playing their final two preseason contests at home, hosting the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 19 and the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 22.
For the third consecutive season, the Suns return to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. for an outdoor game. This seasonís game, which will again be broadcast live by TNT, is against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, Oct. 9 and will tip-off at 6:30 p.m.
The Sunsí complete 2010 preseason schedule is listed below.
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
Tues., Oct. 5 Sacramento Kings ARCO Arena, Sacramento 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 6 Toronto Raptors Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 9 Dallas Mavericks Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, Calif. 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Tues., Oct. 12 Utah Jazz US Airways Center, Phoenix 7 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 14 Utah Jazz EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City 6 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 17 Toronto Raptors Air Canada Centre, Toronto 10 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 19 Golden St. Warriors US Airways Center, Phoenix 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 22 Denver Nuggets US Airways Center, Phoenix 7 p.m.
All times Phoenix time