Warriors

Warriors

One year after establishing themselves as the NBA’s marquee team, the Warriors with their 2016-17 schedule are again poised to attract more eyeballs than any squad in the league.

The Western Conference champions open against the Spurs on Oct. 25 at Oracle Arena before playing four of the next five on the road.

The schedule-maker wasted no time pitting the newest Warriors All-Star, Kevin Durant, against his former team, as the Thunder visit Oracle Arena on Nov. 3, the fourth game of the season.

Durant won’t make his first visit to Oklahoma City until Feb. 11, five days before the All-Star break.

The Warriors will play on Christmas Day for the fourth consecutive season – and sixth of the last seven – when they travel to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in a rematch of the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavs visit Oracle on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16, 2017).

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The Warriors are scheduled for 28 national TV games, including four of the first six to start the season.

Other highlights:

The Dallas Mavericks, featuring former Warriors Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut, make their first visit to Oracle Arena on Nov. 9.

Former assistant coach (and successful interim head coach) Luke Walton brings his Lakers to Oracle on Nov. 23, the second of three Warriors-Lakers clashes in November.

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The Warriors don’t visit San Antonio until March, when they will face the Spurs on the 11th and the 29th.

 

The Warriors face 17 back-to-back challenges, including the first visit to Oklahoma City, which comes after a game at Memphis the previous night.

They face one stretch of four games in five nights, which comes as part of a five-game Western Conference road swing Dec. 7-11.

For the first time since 2007-08, the Warriors will not have a road trip longer than five games, of which there are two.

The Warriors conclude the season with 11 of their final 16 games at home.

FULL SCHEDULE

October 25 -- San Antonio
October 28 -- at New Orleans 
October 30 -- at Phoenix
November 1 -- at Portland
November 3 -- Oklahoma City
November 4 -- at Lakers
November 7 -- New Orleans
November 9 -- Dallas
November 10 -- at Denver
November 13 -- Phoenix
November 16 -- at Toronto
November 18 -- at Boston
November 19 -- at Milwaukee
November 21 -- at Indiana
November 23 -- Lakers
November 25 -- at Lakers
November 26 -- Minnesota
November 28 -- Atlanta
December 1 -- Houston
December 3 -- Phoenix
December 5 -- Indiana
December 7 -- at Clippers
December 8 -- at Utah
December 10 -- at Memphis
December 11 -- at Minnesota
December 13 -- at New Orleans
December 15 -- New York
December 17 -- Portland
December 20 -- Utah
December 22 -- at Brooklyn
December 23 -- at Detroit
December 25 -- at Cleveland
December 28 -- Toronto
December 30 -- Dallas
January 2 -- Denver
January 4 -- Portland
January 6 -- Memphis
January 8 -- at Sacramento
January 10 -- Miami
January 12 -- Detroit
January 16 -- Cleveland
January 18 -- Oklahoma City
January 20 -- at Houston
January 22 -- at Orlando
January 23 -- at Miami
January 25 -- at Charlotte
January 28 -- Clippers
January 29 -- at Portland
February 1 -- Charlotte
February 2 -- at Clippers
February 4 -- at Sacramento
February 8 -- Chicago
February 10 -- at Memphis
February 11 -- at Oklahoma City
February 13 -- at Denver
February 15 -- Sacramento
February 23 -- Clippers
February 25 -- Brooklyn
February 27 -- at Philadelphia
February 28 -- at Washington
March 2 -- at Chicago
March 5 -- at New York
March 6 -- at Atlanta
March 8 -- Boston
March 10 -- at Minnesota
March 11 -- at San Antonio
March 14 -- Philadelphia
March 16 -- Orlando
March 18 -- Milwaukee
March 20 -- at Oklahoma City
March 21 -- at Dallas
March 24 -- Sacramento
March 26 -- Memphis
March 28 -- at Houston
March 29 -- at San Antonio
March 31 -- Houston
April 2 -- Washington
April 4 -- Minnesota
April 5 -- at Phoenix
April 8 -- New Orleans
April 10 -- Utah
April 12 -- Lakers