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HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets open the 2014-15 regular season against the L.A. Lakers at the Staples Center on Oct. 28 with a 9:30 p.m. (CT) start on TNT, which was announced Monday by the NBA as part of the 2014-15 league schedule.

In addition, the Rockets will play an eight-game preseason slate that will include a game against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in Hidalgo, Texas at State Farm Arena, the home of the Rio Grande Vipers.

Highlights on Houston's 2014-15 schedule include the home opener on Nov. 1 against the Boston Celtics. As well as going up against the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs playing in Houston on Nov. 6 and the first regular season match up with Chandler Parsons and the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 22.

The Rockets will also match-up with their playoff rivals the Portland Trailblazers in "H-Town" on Dec. 22, which will be followed by the Rockets ushering in the New Year at home for a 13th straight season on Dec. 31 against the Charlotte Hornets. Houston will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 19 at Toyota Center vs. the Indiana Pacers.

The team's longest period away from home will be a four-game West Coast road trip from March 7-15 to Denver, Portland, Utah, and Los Angeles to play the Clippers. In addition, Houston plays 19 sets of back-to-back games.

Houston will be featured on national television a total of 25 times. TNT will broadcast six Rockets games during the season, while ABC will air two contests.

In addition, nine Rockets games will be broadcast on ESPN and another eight will air on NBA TV. All Rockets games will air on the radio flagship SportsTalk 790 AM, as well as two contests airing on ESPN Radio (1/5 Oklahoma City at Houston, 3/15 Houston at L.A. Lakers)

Full season plans are currently available. Deposits are also being accepted for partial season and group tickets by calling (713) 627-DUNK or visiting www.rockets.com. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

To view the full schedule, click here.

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