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The NBA released its 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday and the Sacramento Kings will open their regular season at home against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

After a brief two-game homestand to open the season, Sacramento will play 10 of their next 14 games on the road. The Kings hope to enjoy some home cooking when they returned from this long stretch on the road to play 14 of their next 16 at home. In fact, the team won’t leave the Golden State from Nov. 30 to Dec. 27. The two road games are in Los Angeles and Oakland.

The longest homestand for Sacramento will be six games (Jan. 7 – 17). The longest road trip will be seven games (March 4 – 14). The Kings have 17 sets of back-to-back games.

Sacramento will be on national television seven times. The Kings will be featured twice on TNT (Nov. 20 and Dec. 11), once on ESPN (Dec. 16) and four times on NBA TV (Dec. 5, Dec. 13, Dec. 27, March 22).

The Kings close the regular season with a pair of games against the Los Angeles Lakers. The home finale is on April 13 and the regular-season finale two days later at the Staples Center.

Here are other notables from the Kings schedule:

- The Kings and their fans get their first look at the defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs when they visit Sleep Train Arena on Nov. 15.

- LeBron James, Kevin Love and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers make their lone appearance to Sacramento on Jan. 11. Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder make the first of their two Sleep Train appearances on Dec. 16.

- Sacramento fans will get to show their appreciation for Isaiah Thomas when he returns with the Phoenix Suns to Sleep Train on the day after Christmas.

- The longest road trip of the season will take the Kings to San Antonio, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington from March 4 – 14.

- The NBA implemented an extended All-Star break this season from Feb. 12 -19. The Kings will have a nine-day break between games.

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