PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns announced their 2017-18 season schedule today. The 50-game season will run from early November to late March.
The Suns kick off their second season in the NBA G League against the South Bay Lakers at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. There will be a variety of family friendly pregame entertainment before tip off.
The 2017-18 season will run through March 24, when the Suns take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce at 7 p.m. NAZ will get its first crack against the G League defending champions, the Raptors 905, on March 16 at PVEC at 7 p.m. They play the 2016-17 runner-ups three times, with the first matchup on Nov. 14 at Rio Grande Valley.
The full NAZ Suns schedule is attached, and can be accessed at nazsuns.com/schedule.
The Suns’ season slate includes five back-to-back sets, which is one below the league average of six back-to-backs.
The NBA G League eliminated four games in five nights for every team, as well as five games in a seven-day span, in order to increase rest for players and in turn, increase the quality of play. The Suns will play 15 of their 24 home games on weekends, including 11 contests on a Friday or Saturday night.
Team mascot Buckets will also return this year.
Their longest road trip of the upcoming season will feature games in Sioux Falls, Memphis, Rio Grande Valley, Reno, Austin and Mississauga, Canada, for the NBA G League Showcase. The seven-game road stint will begin Dec. 29 and run through Jan. 18.
Northern Arizona will host numerous theme nights in 2017-18, including Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. against the Iowa Wolves and an inaugural Kids Day Game on Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. against the Oklahoma City Blue.
A full theme night schedule will be released at a later date.
Season tickets are now on sale for the Northern Arizona Suns’ second year in the NBA G League. Visit nazsuns.com/memberships to view different pricing for the 24-game package at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Season tickets start at just $192 and come with a plethora of benefits, including first right of refusal for playoff tickets and exclusive events with the team.