Wizards announce 2023-24 schedule, home opener set for Oct. 28 vs. Memphis

The Washington Wizards have announced their 2023-24 regular season schedule, with the season opener set for Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Indiana and the home opener taking place on Saturday, Oct. 28, vs. Memphis. The 2023-24 Wizards season will be presented by Capital One.

All regular season Wizards games will be televised on NBC Sports Washington, soon to be Monumental Sports Network (with the exception of exclusive nationally-broadcast games).  All games can be heard via radio on the official Wizards app, The Team 980 and WFED 1500, and outside of the DMV area on the Wizards Radio Network.  

The Wizards will play 21 of their 40 regular season home games on the weekend, with nine games on Friday and six games each falling on Saturday and Sunday.  Fans will be able to spend the holidays watching the team at Capital One Arena with four consecutive home games against Orlando (Dec. 26), Toronto (Dec. 27), Brooklyn (Dec. 29) and a matinee against Atlanta on New Year’s Eve.  Other home holiday games include a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee tilt against Detroit (Jan. 15), a St. Patrick’s Day contest vs. Boston (Mar. 17) and an Easter Sunday matchup with Miami (Mar. 31).

As part of the new NBA In-Season Tournament, Washington will play four consecutive Fridays in November against its Group B opponents, beginning with a trip to Miami on Friday, Nov. 3. The Wizards will then take on Charlotte (Nov. 10) and New York (Nov. 17) at home before closing group play with a road matchup in Milwaukee (Nov. 24). 

The Wizards play 19 games prior to the In-Season Tournament knockout round, with 17 of those contests coming against Eastern Conference opponents (including eight Southeast Division matchups). All NBA In-Season Tournament group play games, quarterfinal, and semifinal games will count towards regular season records, with the championship being a standalone event.  Teams that do not qualify for the knockout round will play two regular season games on Dec. 6 and 8, with opponents to be determined.

The Wizards will close the season by playing 11 of their final 15 games at Capital One Arena, with visits from Boston (Mar. 17), Houston (Mar. 19), Sacramento (Mar. 21), Toronto (Mar. 23), Brooklyn (Mar. 27), Detroit (Mar. 29), Miami (Mar. 31), Milwaukee (Apr. 2), the Los Angeles Lakers (Apr. 3), Portland (Apr. 5) and Chicago (Apr. 12 for the home finale). The six-game, 10-day homestand from Mar. 27-Apr. 5 is the team’s longest of the season. 

All non-Sunday home games will tip off at 7:00 p.m. at Capital One Arena other than the Martin Luther King Jr. Day game (3:00 p.m.) and the Mar. 23 game vs. Toronto (8:00 p.m.).  Washington’s Sunday slate includes a 3:00 p.m. tip on New Year’s Eve against Atlanta, a 6:00 p.m. start against defending-champion Denver (Jan. 21), a 3:30 p.m. start against Phoenix (Feb. 4) and three 6:00 p.m. starts against Cleveland (Feb. 25), Boston (Mar. 17) and Miami (Mar. 31, Easter Sunday).

The Wizards will embark on West Coast swings in December and at the end of February/beginning of March and have four-game trips in November and March, respectively. The team will close the season with a trip to Boston for a 1:00 p.m. tipoff on Sunday, Apr. 14.  

DC 12 Club Full Season Ticket Memberships are available now for the 2023-24 Wizards season.  Fans can lock in their seats or get more information on partial season ticket plans, group tickets, or individual game tickets by visiting WashingtonWizards.com or calling (202) 661-5050.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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