PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns revealed their 2019-20 regular season schedule on Monday as the team gears up for their fourth season of play in the NBA G League.
The Suns’ 50-game regular season slate will begin at home, when the team faces the Agua Caliente Clippers on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. at the Findlay Toyota Center. This will be the fourth straight year the Suns open the regular season on their home floor, and second time in three seasons the matchup includes the Clippers. Last year in the teams’ first meeting, the Suns won on a three-point shot as time expired.
Northern Arizona will play its first three games of the season at home before hitting the road for the first time on Nov. 21 at the Santa Cruz Warriors. Eleven of the Suns’ first 16 games will be at the Findlay Toyota Center, while 11 of their final 16 games will be on the road. Last season, the Suns played eight of their first 13 games on the road and ended the year with a six-game homestand.
The Suns will hold three separate three-game homestands, their longest of the year, including their opening slate. Of their 24 home games in Prescott Valley, Arizona, 12 will be on Friday-Sunday, and 12 will be on Monday-Thursday.
The Suns’ longest road stretch will be three games, twice, the first set from Feb. 19-22 and the second from March 16-20. To end the year, the Suns will play back-to-back games at the Memphis Hustle on March 27-28.
A record 28 teams will play in the NBA G League this season with the College Park Skyhawks joining the mix. The Suns will get their first visit from the reigning league champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Sunday, Nov. 17. Head coach Bret Burchard will face off against former NAZ Suns head coach Ty Ellis and the Stockton Kings three times in 2019-20, the first meeting at home on Feb. 5.
The Suns will play six back-to-back sets in 2019-20, a reduction from eight in 2018-19. Two of the back-to-back sets will feature the Sioux Falls Skyforce, with the Suns on the road for two on Nov. 29-30 and at home for two on Jan. 17-18.
Season tickets start as low as $9 per game for the Northern Arizona Suns. Benefits include exclusive team events, discounts on team gear, playoff priority and free Phoenix Suns tickets. For more information about the 24-game package, visit nazsuns.com/memberships or call 928-772-SUNS.