Rio Grande Valley Vipers announce 2019-2020 schedule

EDINBURG — The 2018-19 NBA G League Champions Rio Grande Valley Vipers, affiliate of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, announced their 2019-20 schedule earlier this week.

This year’s schedule features a total of 50 games, including 24 home games at Bert Ogden Arena, 24 games on the road and two games at the NBA G League Showcase.

The Vipers open the season with back-to-back games against the Austin Spurs, the San Antonio Spurs’ affiliate, on Nov. 8 in Austin. Then, the Vipers host the Spurs for the home opener Nov. 9 at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. This season’s home opener will honor the 2018-19 G League Champions by presenting the Vipers their championship rings and hanging their third championship banner.

This season’s home schedule will also feature themed night games honoring the local community. On Dec. 17, the Vipers will host an 11 a.m. Kid’s Day Game against the Memphis Hustle. The annual game rewards students through the team’s Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll programs. The Vipers will also hold the 10th annual All-Valley Showcase on March 28. The top RGV high school boys and girls will compete against the east and west teams prior to the Vipers’ final regular season home game against the Spurs.

This 2019-20 G League season will consist of seven back-to-back games for the Vipers. RGV will host 10 weekday games and 14 weekend games. A total of five Friday games and nine Saturday games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. There will be seven Tuesday games, one Wednesday and two Thursday games at Bert Ogden Arena, all with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

The RGV Vipers are the winningest G League team with three championships (2010, 2013, 2019).

Vipers season tickets are on sale. For more information, call (956) 972-1144 or visit the RGV Vipers’ official website.

2019-20 RGV Vipers Schedule

Date        Opponent                                 Time

Nov. 8        at Austin Spurs               7:30 p.m.

Nov. 9        vs. Austin Spurs             7:30 p.m.

Nov. 12      vs. Santa Cruz Warriors     7 p.m.

Nov. 15      at Salt Lake City Stars         8 p.m.

Nov. 17      at Northern Arizona Suns    4 p.m.

Nov. 19      at Oklahoma City Blue         7 p.m.

Nov. 22      vs. Stockton Kings         7:30 p.m.

Nov. 23      vs. Santa Cruz Warriors 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 26      vs. Salt Lake City Stars       7 p.m.

Nov. 30      vs. South Bay Lakers     7:30 p.m.

Dec. 2        at Fort Wayne Mad Ants     6 p.m.

Dec. 5        at Canton Charge                 6 p.m.

Dec. 7        at Wisconsin Herd              7 p.m.

Dec. 10      vs. Iowa Wolves                 7 p.m.

Dec. 13      at Texas Legends          7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14      at Oklahoma City Blue         7 p.m.

Dec. 17      vs. Memphis Hustle          11 a.m.

Dec. 27      at Iowa Wolves                   7 p.m.

Dec. 29      at Iowa Wolves                   4 p.m.

Dec. 31      at Memphis Hustle              7 p.m.

Jan. 3        vs. Northern Arizona Suns 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5        at Austin Spurs                    4 p.m.

Jan. 7        at Stockton Kings                9 p.m.

Jan. 11      at South Bay Lakers            7 p.m.

Jan. 14      vs. Agua Caliente Clippers 7 p.m.

Jan. 18      vs. Texas Legends        7:30 p.m.

Jan. 21      at  Northern Arizona Suns    Noon

Jan. 24      at  Sioux Falls Skyforce      7 p.m.

Jan. 25      at  Sioux Falls Skyforce      7 p.m.

Jan. 28      vs. College Park Skyhawks 7 p.m.

Jan. 30      vs. Agua Caliente Clippers  7 p.m.

Feb. 1        vs. South Bay Lakers     7:30 p.m.

Feb. 21      vs. Texas Legends        7:30 p.m.

Feb. 22      vs. Memphis Hustle       7:30 p.m.

Feb. 26      at Texas Legends               7 p.m.

Feb. 28      at Santa Cruz Warriors       9 p.m.

March 1     at Stockton Kings                4 p.m.

March 6     vs. Oklahoma City Blue  7:30 p.m.

March 7     vs. Northern Arizona Suns 7:30 p.m.

March 11   vs. Iowa Wolves                 7 p.m.

March 13   vs. Capital City Go-Go    7:30 p.m.

March 14   vs. Salt Lake City Stars  7:30 p.m.

March 16   at Agua Caliente Clippers    9 p.m.

March 18   at Santa Cruz Warriors       9 p.m.

March 21   at Salt Lake City Stars         8 p.m.

March 24   vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce     7 p.m.

March 26   vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce     7 p.m.

March 28   vs. Austin Spurs             7:30 p.m.

The complete 2019-20 schedule can be found at www.rgvipers.com.