In fewer than 70 days, the San Antonio Spurs will be returning to the hardwood.
The Silver and Black haven't seen NBA action since their 113-103 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the Play-In Tournament on April 13th. Since then, there have been a number of changes to the roster -- most notably the trade of Dejounte Murray and drafting of Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham, and Blake Wesley.
Wednesday morning, the team announced their five-game slate of preseason games leading up to the 2022-23 NBA season.
The San Antonio Spurs will begin their preseason on the road on October 2 against the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. ET. San Antonio has won seven of their last 10 games against the rebuilding Rockets.
The first home game of the season will take place against the Orlando Magic on October 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The Spurs have won five straight against the Magic and 18 of the last 22 matchups overall.
On Sunday, October 9, the Spurs will stay home for a rematch with the team that eliminated them from a chance for a playoff seed last season, the New Orleans Pelicans.. That will take place at the AT&T Center at 7 p.m. ET.
The team will wrap up their preseason with a visit to Utah to face the Jazz on October 11 at 8 p.m. ET before returning home for their preseason finale against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 13 at 8 p.m. ET.
Last year, the Spurs officially tipped off the regular season on October 21st. Expect the schedule for the regular season to be released sometime in August.