Sacramento Kings to face Golden State Warriors in home opener
Aug 16, 2023, 8:17 AM
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If you were hoping that the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors would face off early in the season, you will get your wish.
According to Sactown Sports 1140’s Carmichael Dave, the Kings will open up the 2023-24 season on Wednesday, October 25th in Utah before returning home to face the Golden State Warriors at Golden 1 Center on Friday, October 27th.
The rematch of last season’s Western Conference First Round matchup will be broadcasted on ESPN in what is expected to be the first of 10 national TV games for Sacramento this year.
The Sacramento Kings will open on the road against Utah October 25th.
Their home opener will be vs the Warriors October 27th on ESPN.
— Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) August 16, 2023
The highly-entertaining seven-game series between the Kings and Warriors could have been a starting point for a budding Northern California rivalry, and it appears that the NBA is leaning into that idea.
According to ESPN’s Ben Cafardo, April 30th’s Game 7 matchup between the two Northern California heavyweights brought in an average TV audience of 9.8 million, peaking at 11.9 million viewers at 3:00 PM PST–the start of the fourth quarter.
The Kings vs. Warriors playoff series was the most-watched first-round series ever for the NBA’s Disney platforms (ESPN and ABC).
Along with Sacramento’s home opener, the Kings will face Golden State in front of a national audience (TNT) on Tuesday, November 28th in both teams’ final game of the NBA In-Season Tournament’s Group Play stage.
You can check out the Kings’ full schedule for the In-Season Tournament here.
The NBA will release the entire 2023-24 regular season schedule at 12 PM PST on Thursday, August 17th. As soon as the schedule is out, be sure to head to SactownSports.com for the full Sacramento Kings schedule.
Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule
- Thursday, August 17th – 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
- Late September – NBA training camps begin
Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Preseason Schedule
- Sunday, October 8th – Sacramento Kings @ Toronto Raptors – 5 PM PST (Preseason Opener)
- Wednesday, October 11th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7 PM PST (in Anaheim, CA)
- Sunday, October 15th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
- Wednesday, October 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
- Thursday, October 19th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7 PM PST
Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule
- Tuesday, October 24th – NBA regular season begins
- Wednesday, October 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – TBD (Season Opener)
- Friday, October 27th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – TBD (Home Opener)