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Kings to open 2015-16 season at home against Clippers

DeMarcus Cousins, left, and the Kings will play DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers twice in their first three games of the regular season. The season opener is at Sleep Train Arena on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., and the second matchup between the teams will be at 7:30 p.m. on Halloween at Staples Center. In between, the Kings host the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
DeMarcus Cousins, left, and the Kings will play DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers twice in their first three games of the regular season. The season opener is at Sleep Train Arena on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., and the second matchup between the teams will be at 7:30 p.m. on Halloween at Staples Center. In between, the Kings host the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The Associated Press

The Kings will open their 2015-16 season at home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The opener will tip off the Kings’ final season at Sleep Train Arena before they move downtown to the Golden 1 Center for the 2016-17 season. The Kings have played at Sleep Train Arena, formerly known as Arco Arena and Power Balance Pavilion, since the 1988-89 season, when it replaced the team’s original 10,333-seat arena built in 1985 when the team moved from Kansas City.

This season will mark the fourth time the Kings have opened at home against the Clippers, including the Kings’ inaugural game Oct. 25, 1985.

The Kings will play nine of their first 11 games at home, including Oct. 30 against the Los Angeles Lakers and Nov. 7 against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

On Dec. 3, the Kings will play the Boston Celtics in Mexico City. On March 9, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James will make their only appearance at Sleep Train Arena. James made his NBA debut in Sacramento on Oct. 29, 2003.

The Kings’ final game at Sleep Train Arena will be April 9 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, before closing the season April 11 at the Phoenix Suns and April 13 at the Houston Rockets.

The schedule includes 13 nationally broadcast games, including two on ESPN (Nov. 6 vs. Houston and Feb. 24 vs. San Antonio) and two on TNT (Dec. 10 vs. New York and Jan. 7 vs. the Lakers). The other nine are scheduled to be broadcast on NBATV.

Season opener

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Sleep Train Arena, 7 p.m.

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