Clippers announce preseason schedule

The Los Angeles Clippers announced their 2012 preseason schedule Wednesday, and it begins with an Oct. 6 game against the Denver Nuggets, which will be played at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It will mark the first NBA game played on the Strip in Las Vegas.

The Clippers then will travel to China to play two preseason games against the Miami Heat. The first will be in Beijing on Oct. 11, and the second will be in Shanghai on Oct. 13.

The team will make its Staples Center debut this preseason Oct. 17 against the Utah Jazz and play the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 24.

Schedule (all times Pacific):

Oct. 6: vs. Denver Nuggets, Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Miami Heat, Beijing, 4:30 a.m.

Oct. 13: vs. Miami Heat, Shanghai, 9 p.m.

Oct. 17: vs. Utah Jazz, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20: at Utah Jazz, Energy Solutions Arena, 6 p.m.

Oct. 22: vs. Golden State Warriors, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24: vs. Lakers, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Denver Nuggets, Pepsi Center, 6 p.m.