2011-12 Washington Wizards Schedule Released, Team Opens Vs. New Jersey

The Washington Wizards' 2011-12 schedule has been unveiled, and the team will open against the New Jersey Nets at home on December 26.

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Wizards Preseason Schedule 2011: Washington Plays Home-And-Home With Philadelphia In Condensed Preseason

With free agency and training camp officially underway this weekend, the Wizards will soon be back on the floor to open their exhibition season next weekend. As with everything else in this frenetic NBA year, the preseason schedule will be condensed into just two games against the Philadelphia 76ers before the season tips off Christmas weekend. 

The 76ers will come to the Verizon Center next Friday, December 16th to open the preseason. Just four days later, the Wizards make the short trip up Interstate 95 for the second game of the home-and-home series at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers are fresh off of re-signing small forward Thaddeus Young on Friday, and look to improve upon their surprising playoff run last season in Doug Collins first year as head coach.

Wizards Preseason Schedule

Friday, December 16th, 7:00 PM: 76ers at Wizards

Tuesday, December 20th, 7:00 PM: Wizards at 76ers

For more news, discussion, and analysis on the Wizards, visit SB Nation's Wizards blog, Bullets Forever. For more on the Sixers, visit SB Nation Philly and SB Nation's Sixers blog, Liberty Ballers.

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Washington Wizards 2011-12 Schedule Released, Team Opens At Home Vs. New Jersey On December 26

The Washington Wizards' 2011-12 schedule is officially out, and the team will officially open the year at home against the New Jersey Nets on Monday, December 26. That was a date that was largely rumored for a while, and that is indeed the game to begin matters. The Wizards will then play 65 other games, including the season finale at home against the Miami Heat on April 26.

Overall, the Wizards will have two stretches of three games in three nights. The first will come from March 24-26, when the Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks, travel to face the Boston Celtics and then play the Detroit Pistons. The other comes from April 4-6, when the Wizards host the Indiana Pacers, travel to face the Pistons and then face the New Jersey Nets on the road.

The Wizards will also have two five-game homestands from January 14-22 and February 29-March 10. The Wizards will play six road games in nine days from March 12-21. They also will not play any national television games outside of NBATV contests.

Here is the full schedule. All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

December:

  • 12/26: vs. New Jersey
  • 12/28: at Atlanta (7:30 p.m.)
  • 12/30: at Milwaukee (8:30 p.m.)

January

  • 1/1: vs. Boston (6 p.m.)
  • 1/2: at Boston (7:30 p.m.)
  • 1/4: at Orlando
  • 1/6: vs. New York
  • 1/8: vs. Minnesota (1 p.m.)
  • 1/10: vs. Toronto
  • 1/11: at Chicago (8 p.m.)
  • 1/13: at Philadelphia
  • 1/14: vs. Philadelphia
  • 1/16: vs. Houston (2 p.m.)
  • 1/18: vs. Oklahoma City
  • 1/20: vs. Denver
  • 1/22: vs. Boston
  • 1/23: at Philadelphia
  • 1/25: vs. Charlotte
  • 1/27: at Houston (8 p.m.)
  • 1/28: at. Charlotte
  • 1/30: vs. Chicago

February

  • 2/1: at Orlando
  • 2/3: at Toronto
  • 2/4: vs. LA Clippers
  • 2/6: vs. Toronto
  • 2/8: vs. New York
  • 2/10: vs. Miami
  • 2/12: at Detroit (6 p.m.)
  • 2/14: at Portland (10 p.m.)
  • 2/15: at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m.)
  • 2/17: at Utah (9 p.m.)
  • 2/20: at Phoenix (9 p.m.)
  • 2/22: vs. Sacramento
  • 2/28: at Milwaukee (8 p.m.)
  • 2/29: vs. Orlando

March

  • 3/3: vs. Cleveland
  • 3/5: vs. Golden State
  • 3/7: vs. LA Lakers
  • 3/10: vs. Portland
  • 3/12: at San Antonio (8:30 p.m.)
  • 3/13: at Dallas (8:30 p.m.)
  • 3/15: at New Orleans (8 p.m.)
  • 3/16: at Atlanta (7:30 p.m.)
  • 3/18: at Memphis (6 p.m.)
  • 3/21: at New Jersey (7:30 p.m.)
  • 3/22: vs. Indiana
  • 3/24: vs. Atlanta
  • 3/25: at Boston (6 p.m.)
  • 3/26: vs. Detroit
  • 3/29: at Indiana
  • 3/30: vs. Philadelphia

April

  • 4/1: at Toronto (6 p.m.)
  • 4/2: vs. Milwaukee
  • 4/4: vs. Indiana
  • 4/5: at Detroit (7:30 p.m.)
  • 4/6: at New Jersey (7:30 p.m.)
  • 4/9: at Charlotte
  • 4/10: vs. Orlando
  • 4/13: at New York (7:30 p.m.)
  • 4/14: vs. Cleveland
  • 4/16: at Chicago (8 p.m.)
  • 4/18: vs. Milwaukee
  • 4/21: at Miami (7:30 p.m.)
  • 4/23: vs. Charlotte
  • 4/25: at Cleveland
  • 4/26: vs. Miami (8 p.m.)

For more on the Wizards, visit Bullets Forever.

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Washington Wizards Schedule 2011-2012 To Be Released On Tuesday Night

The Washington Wizards' 2011-12 schedule will be officially unveiled on Tuesday night.

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