Jun 11, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Leading up to the regular season things will ramp up at the end of September as training camps begin and the NBA 2015-16 preseason games will give us our first look at teams as they finalize their rosters. Squads will play between 8 and 6 preseason games.
We take a look at each Division and highlight each individual game including opponents, game time, dates and venues.
Golden State Warriors
Game 1: October 5th, 2015 at home in San Jose at SAP Center a D-League Affiliate venue versus the Toronto Raptors at 10:30 PM ET
Game 2: October 8th, 2015 on road in Portland, OR at Moda Center versus the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:00 PM ET
Game 3: October 13th, 2015 at home in Oakland at Oracle Arena versus the Denver Nuggets at 10:30 PM ET
Game 4: October 15th, 2015 at home in Oakland at Oracle Arena versus the Houston Rockets at 10:00 PM ET
Game 5: October 17th, 2015 on road in San Diego CA at Valley View Casino Center versus the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:00 PM ET
Game 6: October 20th, 2015 on road in LA at Staples Center versus the Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 PM ET
Game 7 October 22nd, 2015 on road in Anaheim CA, at Honda Center versus the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:00 PM ET
They’ll be marked this season as the team to beat by everyone they face as is the custom for the best team from the previous season. How the squad handles that extra pressure will determine their ultimate placement this coming season.
With Draymond Green taken care of in free agency and most off the winning core back this season should be another success, but can they stay as healthy as they did last season and how will they deal with the pressure of being the champs.
They’ll get a taste early in preseason as they face some teams who revamped their squads hoping to take the prize the Warriors currently hold. The Rockets will face them October 15th with their own revitalized back court and their mortal enemy the Clippers will play them October 20th. Both squads have a bone to pick with the Warriors, so mark those 2 dates on your calendar as they should provide an early sign of what we can expect this season.
Next: L.A. Clippers