5 takeaways from Warriors’ 2018-19 schedule

The Warriors are still six-plus weeks away from the start of training camp, but at least they can start making plans for the six-month regular season.

The NBA announced all 30 teams’ schedules Friday afternoon and, to no one’s surprise, Golden State will have plenty of national exposure.

Here are the biggest takeaways from the Warriors’ 2018-19 season schedule:

Fast start: The Warriors’ Oct. 16 season opener against Oklahoma City marks their earliest opener since they fell at Phoenix, 121-101, on Oct. 10, 1980. It is perhaps no shock, then, that Golden State’s nine games in October are the team’s most since it played 11 in October 1980.
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