LOS ANGELES The Clippers announced their eight-game preseason slate on Monday, which features three contests at Staples Center and five on the road.
The Clippers will begin their preseason games on Oct. 7 in Portland, and their schedule features matchups against five Western Conference rivals: the Trail Blazers, Jazz, Kings, Suns and Nuggets.
The team's home preseason debut will take place on Oct. 18 against the Trail Blazers, and it will conclude with a home game against the Kings on Oct. 25, just four days before kicking off the season against the Lakers.
The full schedule is as follows:
Oct. 7, 2013 @ Portland, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12, 2013 @ Utah, 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 14, 2013 @ Sacramento, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 15, 2013 @ Phoenix, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 18, 2013 vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19, 2013 vs. Denver @ the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2013 vs. Utah, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 25, 2013 vs. Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.