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NBA Schedule 2011-12: Sacramento Kings Start And End Season Vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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The Sacramento Kings have to be happy with how this season will start and end: Home dates with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Kings will start their season on December 26th and finish it on April 26th, and the purple and gold will be involved in both of these contests, both being played in Sacramento.

Sacramento has only one of those fierce back-to-back-to-backs, on January 3rd-5th when they play Memphis, Denver and Milwaukee. They'll start fairly nice with seven of their first ten games at home, but then have a brutal stretch where they play 23 of their next 31 on the road, with a five, a six, and two three game road trips scattered throughout the schedule. They then do have a nice nine game homestand and play a fairly balanced schedule the rest of the way.

Here is the full schedule for the Kings. All times are Pacific.

December Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Sat 17 @ Golden State Preseason 7:30pm
Tue 20 vs Golden State Preseason 7:00pm
Mon 26 vs LA Lakers 7:00pm
Tue 27 @ Portland 7:00pm
Thu 29 vs Chicago 7:00pm
Sat 31 vs New York 5:00pm
January Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Sun 01 vs New Orleans 6:00pm
Tue 03 @ Memphis 5:00pm
Wed 04 @ Denver 6:00pm
Thu 05 vs Milwaukee 7:00pm
Sun 08 vs Orlando 3:00pm
Tue 10 @ Philadelphia 4:00pm
Wed 11 @ Toronto 4:00pm
Fri 13 @ Houston 5:00pm
Sat 14 @ Dallas 6:00pm
Mon 16 @ Minnesota 5:00pm
Wed 18 vs Indiana 7:00pm
Fri 20 @ San Antonio 5:30pm
Sat 21 @ Memphis 5:00pm
Mon 23 @ Portland 7:00pm
Wed 25 vs Denver 7:00pm
Sat 28 @ Utah 6:00pm
Tue 31 @ Golden State 7:30pm
February Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Thu 02 vs Portland 7:00pm
Sat 04 vs Golden State 7:00pm
Mon 06 @ New Orleans 5:00pm
Tue 07 @ Minnesota 5:00pm
Thu 09 vs Oklahoma City 7:30pm
Sat 11 vs Phoenix 7:00pm
Tue 14 @ Chicago 5:00pm
Wed 15 @ New York 4:30pm
Fri 17 @ Detroit 4:30pm
Sun 19 @ Cleveland 3:00pm
Tue 21 @ Miami 4:30pm
Wed 22 @ Washington 4:00pm
Tue 28 vs Utah 7:00pm
March Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Thu 01 vs LA Clippers 7:00pm
Fri 02 @ LA Lakers 7:30pm
Sun 04 @ Phoenix 5:00pm
Mon 05 @ Denver 6:00pm
Wed 07 vs New Orleans 7:00pm
Fri 09 vs Dallas 7:00pm
Sun 11 vs Atlanta 6:00pm
Tue 13 vs Golden State 7:00pm
Wed 14 vs Detroit 7:00pm
Fri 16 vs Boston Fly to Sacramento on Marriott 7:00pm
Sun 18 vs Minnesota 3:00pm
Tue 20 vs Memphis 7:00pm
Thu 22 vs Utah 7:00pm
Sat 24 @ Golden State 7:30pm
Mon 26 @ Houston 5:00pm
Wed 28 vs San Antonio 7:00pm
Fri 30 @ Utah 6:00pm
Sat 31 vs New Jersey 7:00pm
April Opponent Time Local TV Nat TV Radio
Mon 02 vs Minnesota 7:00pm
Tue 03 vs Phoenix 7:00pm
Thu 05 vs LA Clippers 7:00pm
Sat 07 @ LA Clippers 7:30pm
Sun 08 vs Houston 6:00pm
Tue 10 @ Dallas 5:30pm
Wed 11 @ New Orleans 5:00pm
Fri 13 @ Oklahoma City 5:00pm
Sun 15 vs Portland 3:00pm
Wed 18 vs San Antonio 7:00pm
Fri 20 vs Oklahoma City 7:00pm
Sun 22 @ Charlotte Fly to Charlotte on American 3:00pm
Tue 24 @ Oklahoma City 5:00pm
Thu 26 vs LA Lakers 7:30pm

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