Lakers returning to San Diego for preseason opener

SAN DIEGO– The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday they will return to San Diego after a one-season absence Sept. 30 for their preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center.

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The Lakers annually scheduled a preseason game in San Diego from 1999- 2012 and again from 2014-2016. Two preseason games in China in 2013 left them unable to play a preseason game in San Diego that year, a team official said.