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NBA schedule 2012: Bulls head for West Coast trip

The Chicago Bulls will play two games on the West Coast this weekend.

Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA schedule features three full nights of games this weekend, and the Chicago Bulls will take a West Coast road trip Saturday and Sunday.

The Bulls are set for a marquee game with Blake Griffin and the Clippers at L.A.'s Staples Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. CT. At 6-2, Los Angeles currently holds the second-best record in the Western Conference. On Sunday, Chicago travels to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers at 8 p.m. CT.

Friday night, ESPN's coverage will provide two nationally-televised games. The Jazz and 76ers tip off the action at 6 p.m. CT from Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. That game is followed by an 8:30 p.m. CT contest between the 6-0 Knicks and 6-1 Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.

New Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni is likely to make his debut with the team Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. CT when L.A. hosts the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.

For a complete list of NBA games this weekend, check out Sports Illustrated's NBA schedule.