WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Wizards announced today the team's
eight-game 2014 preseason schedule, which includes three home games at Verizon Center.
team's exhibition slate is highlighted by the second annual Baltimore
Classic against the New Orleans Pelicans
at the Baltimore Arena on Oct. 20. The game in Baltimore marks the
team's second consecutive preseason game played in Charm City following
last season's sellout game against the New York Knicks. Prior to last
season's Baltimore Classic, the Wizards had not
played in Baltimore since 1999.
will begin its preseason action with a rematch against their 2014 first
round playoff opponent the Chicago
Bulls on Oct. 6 at United Center. The Wizards defeated the Bulls 4-1 in
the first round of the 2014 Eastern Conference Playoffs. The team will
then head to Jacksonville, FL, where they will face the New Orleans
Pelicans on Oct. 8 and then travel to Greenville,
SC, where they will take on the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 10.
Wizards return to Verizon Center for three straight home games when
they host Detroit on Oct. 12, Maccabi Haifa
on Oct. 15 and Charlotte on Oct. 17. Maccabi Haifa plays in the Winner
Sal League, the top basketball league in Israel, where they won a league
championship in 2012-13 and were runners up in 2013-14. Washington
will head north on Oct. 20 for the Baltimore
Classic and wrap up their preseason schedule in New York with a game
against the Knicks on Oct. 22.
for the 2014 Baltimore Classic will go on sale Monday, August 18, for
DC 12 Club Members and Wednesday, August 20, for the general public.
On-sale dates for the team's home games at Verizon Center will be
announced at a later date. Fans can visit WashingtonWizards.com to
purchase tickets and for more information about the 2014