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Rockets Announce Schedule for 2018-19 NBA Regular Season

Posted: August 10, 2018 -- 3:20 pm.

The Houston Rockets today announced their schedule for the 2018 preseason and the 2018-19 regular season.  Last season, the Rockets posted a franchise record 65 wins while advancing to the Western Conference Finals.  James Harden led the league in scoring and was named MVP.

AT&T SportsNet will broadcast 70 of the Rockets 82 regular season games, in addition to two preseason contests.  The Rockets are scheduled to appear on national TV a total of 28 times this season (ABC: 5; ESPN: 10; TNT: 13).

The five-game preseason opens Tuesday, October 2, with the Rockets playing Memphis in the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown in Birmingham, Ala.  Another preseason highlight includes the Rockets hosting the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association at Toyota Center Tuesday, October 9.

The Rockets will play four of their first six regular season games at home, including the opener vs. New Orleans Wednesday, October 17.  From November 2-10, Houston will play a season-high five straight on the road before having four of five at home from November 11-21, including the first meeting against Golden State Thursday, November 15.

After playing seven of nine on the road from November 23, through December 8, the Rockets will close out the calendar year by playing eight of 11 at Toyota Center, including a game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, December 13.  The Rockets also host Oklahoma City on Christmas Day, marking their third time playing on the holiday over the past four seasons.

Following back-to-back road games to start the New Year, Houston will close out January by playing nine of 12 at home, including the final meeting against the Lakers at Toyota Center Saturday, January 19.

The Rockets open February with seven of nine on the road before playing seven of 11 at Toyota Center from February 25 through March 17, including the last match-up against the Warriors Wednesday, March 13.  Seven of Houston’s final 12 games will be on the road with the finale at Oklahoma City Tuesday, April 9.

Half of the Rockets 12 back-to-backs come before Christmas with four sets of back-to-backs falling post All-Star break.  Houston will close out March by playing 13 games without more than a day off between.

The Rockets will play 12 games on Monday (7 home), 10 on Tuesday (4 home), 14 on Wednesday (8 home), 10 in Thursday (5 home), 11 on Friday (7 home), 16 on Saturday (6 home), and 9 on Sunday (4 home).

The Rockets will play 6 games in October; 15 in November; 15 in December; 14 in January; 12 in February; 15 games in March; and 5 in April.

Over the course of the season, the Rockets will face each NBA team at least once at home and once on the road, including Western Conference opponents twice both home and away, except for the following: L.A. Clippers (1 home, 2 road), Minnesota (1 home, 2 road), Phoenix (2 home, 1 road), and Portland (2 home, 1 road).

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