Warriors Announce 2012-13 Schedule

The Warriors will open the 2012-13 season at Phoenix on Halloween night, the team announced Tuesday. Then, on November 2, Golden State will take on visiting Memphis at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors will make eight national television appearances: three on TNT and five on ESPN. Golden State is also scheduled to play seven games on NBA TV.

LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat come to town on Jan. 16, an ESPN televised game.  Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City visits the Warriors on Jan. 23 and April 11 (TNT).

The rival Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, come to Oakland on Dec. 22 and March 25. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Warriors on Jan. 2 and Jan. 21.

Jeremy Lin returns the Bay Area, this time as a Houston Rocket, on Feb. 12 and March 8.

Of the first 24 games of the season, 15 will be on the road. The Warriors have a seven-game road trip in December (at Detroit, Brooklyn, Washington, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta).

But the Warriors end the season with 16 of 22 at Oracle Arena. Golden State will have a seven-game homestand in early March (vs. Toronto, Sacramento, Houston, Milwaukee, New York, Detroit and Chicago).

The season finale is April 17 at Portland.

Here is the full schedule:

Marcus Thompson