MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies are set to open the
new season on the road for two games before returning home for
their opener Nov. 5 against Charlotte.
The NBA released schedules for the 2011-12 season Tuesday, even
though owners have locked out players after the labor agreement
Memphis and the Grizzlies are eager to capitalize on the team's
stunning run to the Western Conference semifinals before losing to
Oklahoma City in seven games.
The Grizzlies are scheduled to start the season Nov. 2 at the
Los Angeles Clippers with a visit to Utah before finally returning
to Memphis for their home opener.
The champion Mavericks visit Memphis on Nov. 16, while the
Lakers visit Nov. 22 and March 13. Memphis hosts Miami on Dec. 30.