Trail Blazers 2012-13 Schedule

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The NBA's regular-season schedules were released on Thursday, and the new-look Portland Trail Blazers will have their work cut out for them right off the bat.

Portland opens at home on Halloween Night against an opponent that's scary good -- the Los Angeles Lakers. As if that weren't enough, defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City awaits just a couple of days later for the start of a three-game Blazers road trip.

That Friday, November 2 game at Oklahoma City is the first of 12 road games out of 19 for the Blazers, a stretch that includes seven in a row on the East Coast, starting with a November 25 contest at Brooklyn.

By the time Portland returns from that road trip to play six straight at home, the young Blazers will be road-tested. But will they be successful?

Here's a look at Portland's entire 2012-13 regular-season schedule:

Portland Trail Blazers 2012-13 schedule

Regular season

All times Pacific

Wednesday, Oct. 31

L.A. Lakers at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 2

Portland at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 3

Portland at Houston, 5 p.m.

Monday, November 5

Portland at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 8

L.A. Clippers at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 10

San Antonio at Portland, 7 p.m.

Monday, November 12

Atlanta at Portland, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13

Portland at Sacramento, 7 p.m.

Friday, November 16

Houston at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 18

Chicago at Portland, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21

Portland at Phoenix, 6 p.m.

Friday, November 23

Minnesota at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 25

Portland at Brooklyn, noon

Monday, November 26

Portland at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28

Portland at Washington, 4 p.m.

Friday, November 30

Portland at Boston, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 1

Portland at Cleveland, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, December 3

Portland at Charlotte, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5

Portland at Indiana, 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

Sacramento at Portland, 7 p.m.

Monday, December 10

Toronto at Portland, 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 13

San Antonio at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 16

New Orleans at Portland, 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 20

Denver at Portland, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 22

Phoenix at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 23

Portland at Sacramento, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 26

Sacramento at Portland, 7 p.m.

Friday, December 28

Portland at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 29

Philadelphia at Portland, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1

Portland at New York, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 2

Portland at Toronto, 4 p.m.

Friday, January 4

Portland at Memphis, 5 p.m.

Saturday, January 5

Portland at Minnesota, 5 p.m.

Monday, January 7

Orlando at Portland, 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 10

Miami at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 11

Portland at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 13

Oklahoma City at Portland, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15

Portland at Denver, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16

Cleveland at Portland, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 19

Milwaukee at Portland, 7 p.m.

Monday, January 21

Washington at Portland, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23

Indiana at Portland, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 26

L.A. Clippers at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 27

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29

Dallas at Portland, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 1

Portland at Utah, 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 2

Utah at Portland, 7 p.m.

Monday, February 4

Portland at Minnesota, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6

Portland at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 8

Portland at Houston, 5 p.m.

Sunday, February 10

Portland at Orlando, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12

Portland at Miami, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13

Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19

Phoenix at Portland, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 22

Portland at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 24

Boston at Portland, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27

Denver at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2

Minnesota at Portland, 7 p.m.

Monday, March 4

Charlotte at Portland, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

Portland at Memphis, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 8

Portland at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Portland at New Orleans, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

Memphis at Portland, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 14

New York at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

Detroit at Portland, 7 p.m.

Monday, March 18

Portland at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19

Portland at Milwaukee, 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 21

Portland at Chicago, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 22

Portland at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Portland at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27

Brooklyn at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29

Utah at Portland, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 30

Portland at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 1

Portland at Utah, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3

Memphis at Portland, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 5

Houston at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

Dallas at Portland, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

L.A. Lakers at Portland, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 12

Oklahoma City at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 14

Portland at Denver, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

Golden State at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

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Adam Sparks has followed the Portland Trail Blazers since the early 1980s, and has written about the team as a freelancer since 2009.

Sources:

Trail Blazers schedule highlights: Portland opens season against Lakers

Portland Trail Blazers 2012-13 schedule

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