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NBA Schedule Release: Lakers full 2017-2018 season schedule announced

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The schedule has arrived!

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The Los Angeles Lakers open the 2017-2018 season with a home game against the LA Clippers before embarking on their 82-game journey. The NBA released the full regular season schedule after giving fans a small sample to feed their hunger last Friday, and the full campaign for all 30 teams is out now.

The Lakers tip things off on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. PT on TNT, then keep things rolling with a back-to-back to start the season. They’ll head to Phoenix to face the Suns on Oct. 20. In total the Lakers will be featured in 35 nationally televised games.

Other immediate standout games include a Christmas Day showcase against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a home game against D’Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 3, a trip to Boston to face the Celtics on Nov. 8 and a nationally televised game against the Philadelphia 76ers at STAPLES Center on Nov. 15. The Lakers’ final regular season game of the season is against the Clippers on Apr. 11. The annual Grammy road trip begins on Jan. 26 and spans five road games (Chicago, Toronto, Orlando, Brooklyn, Oklahoma City).

The NBA bumped the start of the season to minimize the amount of back-to-backs and grueling road trips in an effort to do away with the prevalence of DNP-Rests being handed out to healthy players. The Lakers have 13 back-to-back sets in total, a decrease from previous seasons, and no instances of playing four games in five nights.

Before we dive into the full 82-game schedule, here’s a look at the Lakers’ preseason schedule, which released back in May:

LAKERS 2017-2018 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME
DATE OPPONENT TIME
9/20 TIMBERWOLVES 7:00 PM
10/2 NUGGETS 7:30 PM
10/4 NUGGETS 7:00 PM
10/8 KINGS 6:30 PM
10/10 JAZZ 7:30 PM
10/13 CLIPPERS 7:30 PM

And the full 82-game schedule:

LAKERS 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME TV
DATE OPPONENT TIME TV
10/19 CLIPPERS 7:30 PM TNT
10/20 @ SUNS 7:00 PM SPECTRUM
10/22 PELICANS 6:30 PM SPECTRUM
10/25 WIZARDS 7:30 PM ESPN
10/27 RAPTORS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
10/28 @ JAZZ 6:00 PM SPECTRUM
10/31 PISTONS 7:30 PM NBATV
11/2 @ TRAIL BLAZERS 7:30 PM TNT
11/3 NETS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
11/5 GRIZZLIES 6:30 PM SPECTRUM
11/8 @ CELTICS 5:00 PM ESPN
11/9 @ WIZARDS 4:00 PM SPECTRUM
11/11 @ BUCKS 5:30 PM SPECTRUM
11/13 @ SUNS 6:00 PM SPECTRUM
11/15 76ERS 7:30 PM ESPN
11/17 SUNS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
11/19 NUGGETS 6:30 PM SPECTRUM
11/21 BULLS 7:30 PM NBATV
11/22 @ KINGS 7:30 PM ESPN
11/27 @ CLIPPERS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
11/29 WARRIORS 7:30 PM NBATV
12/2 @ NUGGETS 6:00 PM SPECTRUM
12/3 ROCKETS 6:30 PM NBATV
12/6 @ 76ERS 5:00 PM TNT
12/9 @ HORNETS 4:00 PM SPECTRUM
12/12 @ KNICKS 4:00 PM ESPN
12/14 @ CAVALIERS 5:00 PM TNT
12/18 WARRIORS 7:30 PM NBATV
12/20 @ ROCKETS 5:00 PM NBATV
12/22 @ WARRIORS 7:30 PM ESPN
12/23 TRAIL BLAZERS 6:30 PM SPECTRUM
12/25 TIMBERWOLVES 7:30 PM TNT
12/27 GRIZZLIES 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
12/29 CLIPPERS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
12/31 @ ROCKETS 4:00 PM SPECTRUM
1/1 @ TIMBERWOLVES 5:00 PM SPECTRUM
1/3 THUNDER 7:30 PM ESPN
1/5 HORNETS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
1/7 HAWKS 6:30 PM SPECTRUM
1/9 KINGS 7:30 PM NBATV
1/11 SPURS 7:30 PM TNT
1/13 @ MAVERICKS 11:00 AM SPECTRUM
1/15 @ GRIZZLIES 2:30 PM TNT
1/17 @ THUNDER 5:00 PM ESPN
1/19 PACERS 7:30 PM SPECT
1/21 KNICKS 12:30 PM SPECTRUM
1/23 CELTICS 7:30 PM TNT
1/26 @ BULLS 5:00 PM SPECTRUM
1/28 @ RAPTORS 3:00 PM SPECTRUM
1/31 @ MAGIC 4:00 PM SPECTRUM
2/2 @ NETS 4:30 PM SPECTRUM
2/4 @ THUNDER 11:00 AM ABC
2/6 SUNS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
2/8 THUNDER 7:30 PM TNT
2/10 @ MAVERICKS 5:30 PM SPECTRUM
2/14 @ PELICANS 5:00 PM SPECTRUM
2/15 @ TIMBERWOLVES 6:00 PM TNT
2/23 MAVERICKS 7:30 PM ESPN
2/24 @ KINGS 7:00 PM SPECTRUM
2/26 @ HAWKS 4:30 PM SPECTRUM
3/1 @ HEAT 4:30 PM SPECTRUM
3/3 @ SPURS 6:00 PM SPECTRUM
3/5 TRAIL BLAZERS 7:30 PM NBATV
3/7 MAGIC 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
3/9 @ NUGGETS 6:00 PM SPECTRUM
3/11 CAVALIERS 6:00 PM ESPN
3/13 NUGGETS 7:30 PM NBATV
3/14 @ WARRIORS 7:30 PM ESPN
3/16 HEAT 7:30 PM NBATV
3/19 PACERS 4:00 PM SPECTRUM
3/22 @ PELICANS 5:00 PM SPECTRUM
3/24 @ GRIZZLIES 5:00 PM SPECTRUM
3/26 @ PISTONS 4:00 PM SPECTRUM
3/28 MAVERICKS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
3/30 BUCKS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
4/1 KINGS 6:30 PM NBATV
4/3 @ JAZZ 6:00 PM SPECTRUM
4/4 SPURS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM
4/6 TIMBERWOLVES 7:30 PM NBATV
4/8 JAZZ 3:00 PM SPECTRUM
4/10 ROCKETS 7:30 PM TNT
4/11 @ CLIPPERS 7:30 PM SPECTRUM