Lakers announce 2013 preseason schedule

The Lakers are just about to start a playoff run, hoping their underachieving season doesn’t amount to an early first-round exit beginning Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Lakers also are months away from what will become a busy offseason. In no particular order: Will Dwight Howard re-sign; Will Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace and Steve Blake avoid getting cut through the amnesty provision? Will the Lakers still spend lavishly despite punitive luxury tax measures going into affect?

But there’s at least clarity on the Lakers’ 2013 preseason schedule, which the team released Friday afternoon:

DATE              OPPONENT                           CITY                           ARENA                                               TIME

Oct. 5              Golden State Warriors           Ontario, CA                Citizens Business Bank Arena            7:00 pm

Oct. 6              Denver Nuggets                      Los Angeles, CA         STAPLES Center                               6:30pm

Oct. 8              Denver Nuggets                      Ontario, CA                Citizens Business Bank Arena            7:00 pm

Oct. 10            Sacramento Kings                  Las Vegas, NV            MGM Grand Garden Arena              7:00 pm

Oct. 15            Golden State Warriors           Beijing, China             MasterCard Center                            TBD

Oct. 18            Golden State Warriors           Shanghai, China         Mercedes-Benz Arena                        TBD

Oct. 22            Utah Jazz                                Los Angeles, CA         STAPLES Center                               7:30 pm

Oct. 25            Utah Jazz                                Anaheim, CA              Honda Center                                     7:00 pm

Individual game tickets for the Lakers’ preseason games in Ontario, Las Vegas and Anaheim will go on sale on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased for the games in Las Vegas and Anaheim through the Ticketmaster Web site or 1-800-4-NBA-TIX. The games in Ontario can be purchased at www.cbbankarena.com and at 1-888-929-7849.

The ticket price ranges vary, including Ontario ($25, $45, $70, $95, $135), Las Vegas ($25, $40, $55, $75, $100, $150) and Anaheim $27, $44, $79, $129). Group seats for at least 15 people for the game in Anaheim can be purchased at the Honda Center Web site and at 714-940-2859.

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