Five matchups to watch out for on Sacramento’s schedule


The NBA released its schedule in full on Wednesday. Of course, all teams play 82 games with the same split of conference and division games, but it is fun to look at individual matchups now that we finally have some dates. Here are five games that jump off the page on the Sacramento Kings’ schedule. Oct. 19: Kings vs Blazers Opening night is always a treat, especially when you get it at home, which is the case for Sacramento this season. Last season, Sacramento also opened up with Portland Trail Blazers, beating them 124-121 in Portland behind a masterful 36-point performance from Harrison Barnes. Another reason this should be a fun matchup is that both Sacramento and Portland figure to be in a similar spot in the Western Conference standings, fighting for postseason play. Oct. 23: Kings at Warriors Sacramento will see the defending champions in its first road game of the season on Oct 23. Facing a team as stacked as the Golden State Warriors is always tough, but even more so for Sacramento in this contest, as they will be on their first back-to-back of the season after playing the Los Angeles Clippers at home the night before.