SANTA CRUZ --- The NBA D-League released the Santa Cruz Warriors 2013-14 schedule on Friday afternoon.
The Warriors will begin their journey to get back to the NBA D-League Finals at Kaiser Permanente Arena on Nov. 22. against the Austin Toros.
After that they will continue a five-game home-stand that will include the Reno Bighorns, Bakersfield Jam and Los Angeles D-Fenders
That opening home-stand will span from Nov. 22-30.
The Warriors will follow that up with a five-game road trip with stops in Bakersfield, Los Angeles and Reno.
They will face West division opponents 33 times during the 2013-14 campaign.
After coming off a solid inaugural season in Santa Cruz, in which they finished 32-18 and were able to make it to the finals where they lost to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a 2-0 sweep, the Warriors will have to overcome 13 sets of back-to-back games.
Six of those sets will be at Kaiser, where the sea dubs went 19-4 last season.
First-year head coach Casey Hill will have an opportunity to coach against last year’s head coach and his former mentor Nate Bjorkgren in a back-to-back in Santa Cruz on March 14-15.
The Warriors’ longest road trip, from Feb. 23-March 4, includes a rematch of the Finals series with a game against the Vipers on Feb. 26.
Finally, the Warriors will close out their season on the road against the Reno Bighorns on April 5.
Their final home game of the upcoming season is just the night before against the Erie BayHawks.
The Warriors were able to help three of their players, Chris Johnson, Travis Leslie and Scott Machado, earn a NBA D-League Call-Up last season.
Along with that, the Warriors ended the season with three of the top five prospects in the NBA D-League according to NBA.com
Season tickets are currently on sale at the Santa Cruz Warriors front office at 903 Pacific Avenue, Suite 101, in Santa Cruz.
People can also call a ticket representative at 831-713-4400 or visit www.santacruzbasketball.com.
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