OAKLAND, CA – The Golden State Warriors will play three home games in the Bay Area, including two at Oracle Arena and one at the SAP Center in San Jose, as part of a seven-game preseason schedule, the team announced today.
Each of the three home games will feature exclusive bobblehead giveaways for the first 10,000 fans in attendance.
The first home game, on October 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena, includes the Stephen Curry Back-to-Back MVP Bobblehead, featuring the All-Star point guard holding both of his MVP trophies.
The Warriors will return to SAP Center in San Jose for the second-consecutive year on October 6 to host the Sacramento Kings in a game that includes a Klay Thompson San Jose Sharks Edition Bobblehead, featuring the All-Star shooting guard in a Sharks sweater in support of the Bay Area’s National Hockey League team that calls the SAP Center home.
The final home preseason game, versus the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on October 21, includes a Draymond Green Bobblehead, presented by Lucky California, featuring the All-Star forward in his famous flexing pose.
The Warriors open the 2016 preseason in Canada on Saturday, October 1, against the Toronto Raptors at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, marking the club’s first game in Vancouver since February 15, 2001.
The fifth annual Canada Series also marks the official Warriors debut of Kevin Durant, a seven-time NBA All-Star and off-season prized signing.
“As someone who spent some time as a kid growing up in Canada, I’m really looking forward to our preseason game in Vancouver as part of the NBA Canada Series," Curry told NBA Media Services. "The fans throughout Canada have always had a tremendous passion for basketball and the NBA, and to have the opportunity to visit such a beautiful city and play in that exciting environment is going to be a lot of fun.”
NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured a record-tying 12 Canadians, more than any country outside the United States for the second consecutive year. NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, the first NBA All-Star held outside the United States, was the most viewed NBA All-Star Game in Canada since 1996.
Additional road games include a visit to the Denver Nuggets on October 14 and a pair of games with the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 15 and at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on October 19.
Below is the Warriors’ 2016 preseason schedule:
|OCT. 1||TORONTO RAPTORS||ROGERS ARENA - VANCOUVER, BC||4:30 PM|
|OCT. 4||LA CLIPPERS||ORACLE ARENA||7:30 PM|
|OCT. 6||SACRAMENTO KINGS||SAP CENTER - SAN JOSE||7:30 PM|
|OCT. 14||DENVER NUGGETS||PEPSI CENTER - DENVER||6 PM|
|OCT. 15||LA LAKERS||T-MOBILE ARENA - LAS VEGAS||7 PM|
|OCT. 19||LA LAKERS||VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER - SAN DIEGO||7 PM|
|OCT. 21||PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS||ORACLE ARENA||7:30 PM|
Warriors and NBA Media Services contributed to this report.