National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Phoenix Suns have revealed that they will play a five-game preseason schedule in preparation for the club’s 51st season.
The pre-season schedule tips off with three home games at Talking Stick Resort Arena and concludes with two road contests.
The Suns will begin preseason play on Monday, October 1 at home versus the Sacramento Kings, followed by the New Zealand Breakers of Australasia’s National Basketball League on Wednesday, October 3 and the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, October 5.
The Suns’ matchup against New Zealand marks the second consecutive year the club has hosted a team from the NBL, defeating the Brisbane Bullets 114-93 during the 2017 preseason.
The road slate is highlighted by a matchup against the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Monday, October 8.
A team statement read: "Tickets for the Suns’ three preseason home games will go on sale later this offseason following the release of the 2018-19 NBA regular season schedule. Suns’ SixthMan Memberships are available now at Suns.com or by phone at 602-379-SUNS."
2018 Phoenix Suns pre-season schedule
1 October: Sacramento Kings - Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
3 October: New Zealand Breakers (NBL) - Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
5 October: Portland Trail Blazers - Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
8 October: Golden State Warriors - Oracle Arena, Oakland
10 October: Portland Trail Blazers - Moda Center, Portland