Tuesday, August 19, 2008


The revamped Los Angeles Clippers, led by All-Star point guard Baron Davis, will open the 2008-09 NBA preseason on Thursday, October 9th as they take on their city and building rivals the Los Angeles Lakers at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA.
Los Angeles will then travel to Oklahoma City for an October 14th match-up against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City NBA franchise.
The Clippers play their last preseason game away from STAPLES Center when they travel to Stockton, CA to face the Kings at the Spanos Center on October 15th.

Upon their return from the road, the Clippers then take part in the Lakers Preseason Shootout at STAPLES Center on October 18th and 19th with Los Angeles matching-up against the Toronto Raptors on the 18th at 4:30 PM. The Clippers follow that up with a contest against either the Lakers or FC Barcelona that will tip-off at either 4:30 PM or 7:30 PM on the 19th. The second day of the Lakers Shootout features a “winners vs. winners” and “losers vs. losers” format based on the results from the October 18th games.

The Clippers close out the preseason with three consecutive home games at STAPLES Center. On October 21st Los Angeles faces the Phoenix Suns, on October 22nd the Portland Trail Blazers come to town and on October 24th the Clippers will battle the Denver Nuggets in the preseason finale.

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