Jazz announce shorter preseason schedule with international flavor

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced their preseason schedule, and well, it's a little bit different than what fans might be used to.

Jazz announce shorter preseason schedule with international flavor

First, the Jazz's schedule is shorter than usual. The Jazz will play only five preseason games this season, thanks to a shorter NBA preseason as mandated by the newly signed NBA collective bargaining agreement. It's the shortest Jazz preseason without a lockout since the Jazz's first in Utah in 1979.

Second, it's much more international. The Jazz will host two international teams: the Syndey Kings of Australia on Oct. 2, and Israel's Maccabi Haifa on Oct. 4th. Both games are at 7 p.m. at Vivint Arena. It's the first time international teams have ever come to Salt Lake City to play the Jazz.

Then, the Jazz play a home-and-away with the Phoenix Suns. The home contest takes place on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., before moving to Phoenix on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. MT. The Jazz wrap up their preseason with an away game against the L.A. Lakers the next day, on Oct. 10 in Staples Center.

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