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Pelicans to host Heat in preseason, face Wizards in Rupp

The New Orleans Pelicans will unveil their new uniforms on Thursday and the NBA will announce the regular-season schedule next Tuesday. Piece-by-piece, we're also learning the Pelicans' preseason schedule.

The biggest news of the preseason slate is that the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat will visit New Orleans Arena for an Oct. 23 preseason game. The Heat announced their preseason slate over the weekend.

In other preseason schedule news, the Bluegrass Sports Commission and Global Sports Partners announced Wednesday that the Pelicans and Washington Wizards will play a preseason game on Oct. 19 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. That will bring former Wildcats Anthony Davis, Darius Miller and John Wall back to their "old Kentucky home."

Two other semi-neutral site games the Pelicans will play: Oct. 9 against the Orlando Magic in Jacksonville, and Oct. 17 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Tulsa.

Either three or four other games, including another likely home game in the Arena, are to be announced.


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