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2011 NBA Preseason Schedule Released: Lakers, Clippers Take Their Shows on the Road

Despite being in the middle of a full blown lockout the NBA released their preseason schedule on Thursday, with both the Lakers and Clippers playing some interesting match ups. The two will close out the preseason with back-to-back meetings against each other, only days before the start of the regular season, travelling all over California and even Nevada for their exhibitions. Make the jump for each team's full schedule.

The Lakers begin on Tuesday, October 9 against the Golden State Warriors at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, followed by back-to-back meetings with the Atlanta Hawks; the first at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario on the 12th, and the second at Staples Center on the 15th. From there they have another two meetings with the Utah Jazz, one at the Staples Center on the 16th (second game in two days) and the other at the Honda Center in Anaheim on the 19th, then a game in Vegas against the Sacramento Kings. The Lake Show will finish off their preseason schedule with two games against the Clip Show, the first on the 25th at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, then the 27th at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

As For the Clippers, they start with Suns at the U.S. Airways Center on the 11th of October, followed by the Hawks at the Staples Center on the 13th. Like the Lakers they too will have two games with Jazz, traveling to Salt Lake City on the 14th (second game in two days) then back to Staples on the 17th. They host the Warriors on the 21st at Staples, followed by a meeting with the Kings at Power Band Pavilion on the 22nd (another back-to-back) then close it off with the Lakers for two games.

Lakers Schedule (from lakers.com)

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Oct. 9 Golden State Warriors Fresno (Save Mart Center) 7:00pm
Oct. 12 Atlanta Hawks Ontario (Citizens Bank Arena) 7:00pm
Oct. 15 Atlanta Hawks STAPLES Center 7:00pm
Oct. 16 Utah Jazz STAPLES Center 7:00pm
Oct. 19 Utah Jazz Anaheim (Honda Center) 7:00pm
Oct. 21 Sacramento Kings Las Vegas, NV (Thomas and Mack Center) 7:00pm
Oct. 25 Los Angeles Clippers San Diego (Valley View Casino Center) 7:00pm
Oct. 27 Los Angeles Clippers Bakersfield (Rabobank Arena) 7:00pm

Clippers Schedule (from clippers.com)

DATE OPPONENT HOME TEAM SITE TIME
10/11/11 Phoenix Suns Phoenix US Airways Center 7:00 PM
10/13/11 Atlanta Hawks Clippers STAPLES Center 7:30 PM
10/14/11 Utah Jazz Utah Energy Solutions Arena 6:00 PM
10/17/11 Utah Jazz Clippers STAPLES Center 7:30 PM
10/21/11 Golden State Clippers STAPLES Center 7:30 PM
10/22/11 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion 7:00 PM
10/25/11 Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA 7:00 PM
10/27/11 Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA
7:00 PM

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