Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers host the Lakers on Nov. 27 and April 11; the Lakers host the Clippers on Dec. 29.Single-game tickets for all Clippers’ home games go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.Other dates worthy of circling include the Clippers’ home-opening game Oct. 21 against the Phoenix Suns, home contests against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Oct. 30 and Jan. 6, and a home date with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 9.The Clippers face the Utah Jazz, the team that eliminated them in seven games in the opening round of the playoffs last season, on Oct. 24 and Nov. 30 at Staples Center. The Clippers also face the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Jan. 20 and April 5.The Clippers do not play on Christmas this season. Circle the date Jan. 15, 2018, in red ink. That’s when Chris Paul makes his Staples Center return to face the Clippers for the first time since they traded him to the Houston Rockets earlier this summer for a package of players that included fellow guard Patrick Beverley.Actually, the Rockets play host to the Clippers on Dec. 22 in Houston, so the teams will have already played once by the time Paul makes his homecoming at his former place of business in downtown Los Angeles. But why ruin a good story?Paul and the Rockets also play the Clippers on Feb. 28 at Staples and March 15 in Houston.The Clippers open the season, as announced by the NBA last week, with the first of four games against the Lakers on Oct. 19. The Clippers begin the season by playing eight of their first nine games at Staples Center, including their Oct. 19 “road” game against the Lakers. Thanks to some tweaking by the NBA schedule-maker, teams no longer face stretches of playing four games in five nights, ending the grueling practice. The Clippers will play games on consecutive nights 14 times in 2017-18, down from 18 last season.The Clippers will play 31 games on national TV this season (12 times on NBA TV, 10 on ESPN and nine on TNT), continuing a recent trend that began when Paul was acquired from New Orleans in December 2011. The team has played on national TV at least 29 times over the past six seasons.The longest trip of the season for the Clippers is five games; their longest homestand is six.Overall, the Clippers will travel 50,725 miles this season, according to a news release.The Clippers play each of their Western Conference rivals four times except for the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, whom they face three times. The Spurs make their lone trip to Staples Center to face the Clippers on April 3.The NBA All-Star Weekend is Feb. 16-18 at Staples Center.