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Suns release 2013-14 schedule

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PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns will tip off the 2013-14 season at US Airways Center, as the club opens its 46th NBA campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 30, against the Portland Trail Blazers. Single-game tickets will go on sale at Suns.com and through any Ticketmaster outlet beginning Thursday (Aug. 8) at 10 a.m. Fans that purchase single-game tickets for two Suns home games within the first week of the on-sale, will receive a third game FREE.

Phoenix will debut offseason acquisitions Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler and first-round draft picks Alex Len and Archie Goodwinwhen the team opens the regular season with two-straight home games against Portland at 7 p.m. and then the Utah Jazz on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Phoenix is scheduled to appear on national television a total of five times, including one game on ESPN (vs. New Orleans, Feb. 28) and four games on NBA TV. 

The Suns' 41-game home slate includes visits from some of the NBA's elite teams, including the two-time defending champion Miami Heat (Feb. 11), the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs (Dec. 18, Feb. 21), the Brooklyn Nets (Nov. 15) and the Chicago Bulls (Feb. 4).  Phoenix also renews Western Conference rivalries with home contests against the Oklahoma City Thunder (March 6, April 6), Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 23, Jan. 15), Houston Rockets (Feb. 23) and Los Angeles Clippers (March 4, April 2). 

Twenty-three of the Suns' 41 home games will be played from Friday through Sunday, including 11 Friday night home games, six Saturday home games and six Sunday home games.  Phoenix's home schedule features a season-long five-game homestand from Jan. 15-24 where the Suns will host the L.A. Lakers, Dallas, Denver, Indiana and Washington. 

The Suns' longest road trip of the season begins in January with a five-game trip from Jan. 7-13 that includes visits to Chicago, Minnesota, Memphis, Detroit and New York.  Overall, the Suns will play 11 of their first 19 regular season games on the road, as well as 14 of their final 21 games away from home.  Phoenix will play 18 back-to-back sets this season and will face seven Western Conference playoff teams in nine of the 13 games in December.

Al McCoy begins his 42nd season calling action on flagship station Arizona Sports 620 AM, and KSUN 1400 AM will once again broadcast the team's games in Spanish. FOX Sports Arizona is the exclusive television home of the Suns, both at home and on the road.  This season the Suns will once again televise the entire season in High Definition (HD). 

Most home games start at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a 6 p.m. tip-time for Sunday home starts (exceptions are nationally-televised games).

A complete 2013-14 Phoenix Suns schedule is attached and can also be found on Suns.com. A full broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

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