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Warriors announce regular season schedule, includes 30 national TV appearances



© Kyle Terada | 2022 Jun 16

SAN FRANCISCO – The National Basketball Association announced today that the Golden State Warriors’ 2022-23 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will feature 30 national TV appearances on ABC, ESPN and TNT. The 2022 NBA Champion Warriors will receive their championship rings, in a special pregame ceremony, prior to the regular season opener at Chase Center versus the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, October 18.

Tipoff time for all Golden State weekday home games during the 2022-23 regular season will be at 7 p.m. All Saturday and Sunday home games will tip off at 5:30 p.m., except the Christmas Day game versus the Memphis Grizzlies, which will tip off at 5 p.m. and another nationally televised game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 26, which will tip off at 4:30 p.m.

Golden State is slated for 15 back-to-back sets, its third-straight season with 15 back-to-backs. Three are home-home matchups on December 2-3; December 27-28 and March 2-3.

Of Golden State’s 30 national television appearances this season, six games are scheduled on ABC, 12 on TNT and 12 on ESPN. The Warriors’ ABC lineup tips off with a 2022 NBA Finals rematch versus the Boston Celtics at Chase Center on Saturday, December 10 followed by the Warriors Christmas Day matchup with the Grizzlies on Sunday, December 25, Golden State’s 11th consecutive appearance on the holiday. The Warriors will be featured in three more ABC Games at Chase Center, versus the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, February 4, against the Lakers on Saturday, February 11 and the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 11. Golden State’s lone ABC road contest is versus the Lakers on Sunday, March 5. 

Highlights of the team’s TNT docket include the season opener vs. the Lakers on October 18, and road opener at the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, October 25. In addition, the TNT slate features home games against Suns on Tuesday, January 10; the L.A. Clippers on Thursday, March 2 and the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, March 28. Warriors’ TNT road games include: at the Mavericks on Tuesday, November 29; at the Bucks on Tuesday, December 13; at the New York Knicks on Tuesday, December 20; at the Celtics on Thursday, January 19; at the Clippers on Tuesday, February 14; at the Lakers on Thursday, February 23 and at the Grizzlies on Thursday, March 9.

The Warriors’ 12 ESPN appearances include visits to Chase Center by the Denver Nuggets on Friday, October 21; the New York Knicks on Friday, November 18; the Clippers on Wednesday, November 23; the Chicago Bulls on Friday, December 2; the Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 25; the Timberwolves on Sunday, February 26 and Suns on Monday, March 13. The Warriors appear in road contests on ESPN at the Suns on Wednesday, November 16; at the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, December 16; at the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, January 13, in a game to be played at the Alamodome; at the Clippers on Wednesday, March 15 and at the Mavericks on Wednesday, March 22.

The Warriors will open the season with four of its first five games at Chase Center and will close out the season with five of eight games at home. The Warriors’ longest homestand is an eight-game stretch from December 13-21, which matches the longest homestand in franchise history, tying the mark from last season (October 28-November 12, 2021) and in 2010-11 (January 24-February 9, 2011). The team will have four road trips of five-or-more games – October 29-November 4 (five games), December 13-21 (six games), January 13-20 (five games) and March 15-22 (five games).

The 2022-23 NBA schedule will once again use a 30-team format (two conferences of 15 teams each, with three five-team divisions within each conference) in which teams will play each opponent within their division four times, while playing six of the remaining 10 teams in their conference four times, and the four remaining teams in their conference only three times. Teams will also play all 15 opponents outside of their conference two times each. In 2022-23, the Warriors will play only three games against the following Western Conference opponents: Dallas (one at home, two away), Denver (one at home, two away), San Antonio (two at home, one away) and Utah (two at home, one away).

Here’s the entire schedule below: