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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced the team's eight-game 2012 preseason schedule which will feature three games at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz will open the preseason at the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 8. Jazz fans will get their first chance to see the team in Salt Lake City when the Jazz host Northwest Division rival Oklahoma City on Oct. 12. Utah will then play three straight games in Southern California, facing the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Oct. 13, then again in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 16, before facing the Clippers the following night at Staples Center on Oct. 17. This will be the fourth time in the last six years that the Lakers and Jazz will meet in Anaheim.

The Jazz then host the Clippers in the return match on Oct. 20 before wrapping up the preseason with consecutive games against the Portland Trail Blazers, Oct. 22 in Portland and Oct. 25 in Salt Lake City.

The regular season starts on Oct. 31 vs. the Dallas Mavericks in Salt Lake City.

Jazz 2012 preseason

Oct. 8 at Golden St. 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 12 vs. Oklahoma City 7 p.m.

Oct. 13 at L.A. Lakers 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 at L.A. Lakers 8 p.m.

Oct. 17 at L.A. Clippers 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 vs. L.A. Clippers 7 p.m.

Oct. 22 at Portland 8 p.m.

Oct. 25 vs. Portland 7 p.m.