The following is a press release from the Utah Jazz.
SALT LAKE CITY (July 26, 2012) – The Utah Jazz announced today the team’s 2012-13 regular season schedule. The Jazz will tip off the 2012-13 campaign at EnergySolutions Arena against Western Conference rival Dallas on October 31, Halloween night. Utah’s road opener comes two days later when the Jazz begin a three-game road trip at New Orleans on November 2.
The season opener vs. Dallas will mark the fifth time in franchise history the Jazz have begun the season against the Mavericks. Previous openers against Dallas include the 1981-82, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1993-94 and 2005-06 seasons.
Utah is scheduled to appear on national television 15 times overall during the 2012-13 campaign, including six ESPN broadcasts (11/9 at Denver, 12/12 vs. San Antonio, 2/8 vs. Chicago, 3/13 at Oklahoma City, 3/18 vs. New York and 4/17 at Memphis) and nine NBATV broadcasts (11/12 at Toronto, 11/24 at Sacramento, 12/15 vs. Memphis, 1/26 vs. Indiana, 2/9 at Sacramento, 2/25 vs. Boston, 3/9 at New York, 3/16 vs. Memphis and 4/3 vs. Denver). The Jazz’s local television broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
The Jazz will play all Eastern Conference teams twice each and Western Conference teams four times each, with the exception of four Western Conference teams they will face just three times. The four teams include: Dallas and Golden State (two home, one road) and L.A. Lakers and San Antonio (one home, two road).
Utah’s month-by-month break down includes one game in October (at home), 16 games in November (five home, 11 road), 15 games in December (seven home, eight road), 14 games in January (eight home, six road), 12 games in February (eight home, four road), 16 games in March (seven home, nine road) and eight games in April (five home, three road).
The schedule features 17 back-to-back sets (seven – away/home, eight – away/away, two – home/away); the Jazz have no back-to-backs in their final eight regular season games. The Jazz will also face three road trips of four games, including the team’s annual pre-Christmas trip 12/18 – 12/23.
Other games of note include a home game with the NBA Champion Miami (1/14), two home games against Western Conference Champion and division rival Oklahoma City (2/12, 4/9) and the L.A. Lakers make the team’s only appearance in Salt Lake City on 11/7.
2012-13 season ticket packages are currently on sale. Jazz mini-packages will go on sale Friday August 10 at 10 a.m. MT at utahjazz.com or by phone at (801) 355-DUNK. Jazz single-game tickets will go on sale Wednesday October 3, at 10 a.m. MT at utahjazz.com, the EnergySolutions Arena box office, or by phone at (801) 355-SEAT.