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2011 NBA Preseason Schedule Released: Warriors, Kings Begin With Playoff Contenders

Despite being smack dab in the middle of a lockout the NBA released it's preseason schedule on Thursday, with both the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings playing some intriguing match-ups before the regular season. Now all we need is a season to actually happen...make the jump to learn more.

The Warriors start their preseason campaign on Sunday, October 9th against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. Both team's will be showcasing their new head coaches in Mark Jackson and Mike Brown, with Jackson making his NBA coaching debut. Always is a fun time with these two teams. 

The Kings start their preseason at home on Tuesday, October 11th against the San Antonio Spurs. The Kings fan base has been completely reenergized after fighting to keep their team in Sacramento, hopefully filling Power Band Pavillion to the rafters as much as possible, even during the preseason, to show that they want them there for good. 

The W's and Kings will play each other on October 19 at Power Band Pavilion, one of three home games for Sacramento in the preseason. Golden State will only have two preseason matches at Oracle Arena, with their last one coming on October 27 versus the Blazers.

Warriors Schedule

October 9 Golden State @ LA Lakers Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA 7:00PM

October 13 Golden State @ Portland Rose Garden, Portland, OR 7:00PM

October 15 Golden State @ Memphis FedExForum, Memphis, TN 7:00PM

October 18 Phoenix @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:30PM

October 19 Golden State @ Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM

October 21 Golden State @ LA Clippers Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA


October 27 Portland @ Golden State Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA 7:30PM

Kings Schedule

Tuesday, October 11 San Antonio Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento, CA) 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14 @Dallas American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX) 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 @San Antonio AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19 Golden State Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento, CA) 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21 @LA Lakers Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, NV) 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 LA Clippers Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento, CA) 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25 Portland

Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, OR)



For more on the Kings, check out Sactown Royalty. For more on the Warriors, head over to Golden State of Mind