Clippers to open preseason Oct. 6 in Vegas

The Los Angeles Clippers will tip off their 2012 preseason schedule on Oct. 6 with a game against the Denver Nuggets at the Mandalay Bay Events Center inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the team announced Monday.

The game will mark the first time an NBA preseason or regular season game has been played on The Strip in Las Vegas.

“We couldn't be more excited about our evolving partnership with Mandalay Bay,” Clippers president Andy Roeser said. “We can't wait to get back on the court next season and build on the success of our 2012 playoff run. This preseason game in Las Vegas will be the first step in what we hope will be a very special season.”

Tickets for the game will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.