WIZARDS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 SCHEDULE
Team Opens Home Slate on Saturday, Nov. 1, vs. Milwaukee
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Wizards announced their 2014-15 regular season schedule today, including their home opener on Saturday, Nov. 1, against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Wizards tip off the season with a two game road trip to Florida when they visit the Heat on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Miami, then travel to Orlando to face the Magic the following night. Overall, the Wizards will play 18 of their 41 home games on the weekend (Friday-Sunday), with 18 of those coming on Friday (six games) and Saturday (eight games).
The Wizards‘ 2014-15 schedule features ten nationally televised games including a Christmas matchup versus the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on ESPN at noon, which marks the team‘s first Christmas game since 2008 when they faced the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
The home schedule features a visit from the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 13, the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 21 and Feb. 20, the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 23 and Jan. 9 and the lone visits of the Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 3), Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 12), Oklahoma City Thunder (Jan, 21) and the Houston Rockets (Mar. 29). The Wizards will host the Philadelphia 76ers in a Martin Luther King Day matinee matchup on Jan. 19. The home finale will take place on April 12 when the Wizards host the Hawks prior to finishing the season with back-to-back road games against the Pacers (Apr. 14) and Cavaliers (Apr. 15).
The Wizards‘ longest home stand is five games from Mar. 25-Apr.3, while the longest road trip will take place from Dec. 29-Jan.5 and consists of five games. The team will also embark on two four-game west coast swings. The first one will send the Wizards to Portland, Denver, Los Angeles to face the Lakers and Phoenix from Jan. 24-28. On the second west coast trip from Mar. 18-23, they will face the Jazz, Clippers, Kings and Warriors.
Each team in the Eastern Conference will visit Verizon Center twice with the exception of Milwaukee (Nov. 1) and Toronto (Jan. 31), while the Wizards will visit Boston (Dec. 7) and Detroit (Jan. 22) only once during the regular season.