released the entire Portland Trail Blazers
' 2010-11 schedule today after last week's tease
that told us where the Blazers are playing on Christmas Day as well as the team's preseason schedule.
Below are some of the highlights from the entire regular-season schedule
for what will likely be a campaign of 50-55 wins. Ordinarily, that would be a successful mark. But this year, it's one that is ultimately meaningless unless the Blazers get past the first round of the playoffs.
The Blazers open the regular season at home against Phoenix on Oct. 26.
The Miami Heat—with newly acquired LeBron James—make their only visit to Portland on Jan. 9.
The champion Los Angeles Lakers (now featuring ex-Blazers Steve Blake and Theo Ratliff as well as former Portland sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow
) come twice to the Rose Garden, first on Feb. 23 and then on April 8.
And Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder roll in on Nov. 4 for the first of two visits. The second is on April Fool's Day to remind us of what might have been