Fanhouse has a beat on the NBA's 2009-10 schedule
, and the insta-takeaway is that the Blazers will be one of the featured teams on Opening Night with an Oct. 27 game against Houston, the team that knocked Portland out of the playoffs last season.
And the Blazers are again playing on Christmas night, with a game against Denver that will be televised on ESPN.
: The Trail Blazers just sent out a news release with the highlights of their upcoming schedule
. Of note, the Blazers' are scheduled to play 17 games on national TV; the Lakers are in town on Jan. 8 and Feb. 6; and Cleveland is here on Jan. 10.