5 interesting tidbits about the Blazers 2019-20 regular season schedule
Mark your calendars for these special event games
Home Opener: Denver Nuggets (Wed-10/23)
Road Opener: at Sacramento Kings (Fri-10/25)
New Year’s Day Game: At New York Knicks (Wed-1/1)
MLK Day Game: At home vs. Golden State Warriors (Mon-01/20)
Last Road Game: at Golden State Warriors (Mon-04/13)
Last Home Game: Los Angeles Clippers (Wed-04/15)
Get your tickets for March
The Trail Blazers longest home stand is 13 days in March.
The six-game stretch starts on March 7th and wraps up on March 19th.
Sat. 3/7 vs. Sacramento 7pm
Tue. 3/10 vs. Phoenix 7pm
Thurs. 3/12 vs. Memphis 7pm
Sun. 3/15 vs. Houston 12:30pm
Tue. 3/17 vs. Minnesota 7pm
Thurs. 3/19 vs. Dallas 7pm
Blazers have more “fresh” games this season
After having a total of eight “fresh” games last season, the Trail Blazers will have 10 games with fresh legs in the 2019-20 season.
A team is considered “fresh” for a game if the team did not play the day before and its opponent did.
That’s the good news.
On the flip side though, Portland will play 11 “tired” games as opposed to last season’s 10 tired games.
A team is playing in a “tired” game when the team played the day before and its opponent did not.
Breakdown of back-to-backs
Portland will have a total of 13 back-to-back games in the 2019-20 season, which is one less than last season.
The 2019-20 schedule averages out that league-wide, teams will have 12.4 back-to-back games.
The Blazers will have one back-to-back at home after having back-to-back home games occur two different times last season.
Portland will have back-to-back games with time zone changes from the first to second game twice this season. Last season, the Blazers played in four different back-to-backs with a time zone change from the first leg to the second leg of the back-to-back.
That airplane life
The Trail Blazers will have traveled the fourth most miles when it’s all said and done.
Utah will travel the most miles at 53,494 miles this upcoming season.
Portland will travel 52,194 miles.
The minimum traveled miles this season is 42,752. The lucky ducks that travel the least: The Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Blazers longest road trip will be 10 days with 6 games spanning from 11/16/19 - 11/25/19.