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NBA releases full reduced schedules

Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:07 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2011 7:14 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The NBA officially announced its abbreviated 66-game schedule. Each team is set to play 48 conference games and 18 non-conference games. The full schedule can be found at

Each team will play at least one back-to-back-to-back with no more than three and will also have a higher number of back-to-backs. The average games per week for each team will rise from 3.5 to 3.9 with that equaling two more games per month per team.

The season kicks off Dec. 25 and will end April 26, with the playoffs starting April 28.

For the most part, the new schedule isn't all that ridiculous. Not like the 50-game schedule in 1999, at least. Typically, 82 games are squeezed into roughly 165 days. This season, 66 are pushed into about 120. Two extra games per month isn't thatheavy, but the set of back-to-back-to-back games won't be fun.

Any time players are overworked, injuries and quality of play become issues, but that's just the breaks at this point. Yes, the league could have decided to go with 60 or 56 games instead, but getting the max amount of games into a season not only means everyone makes more money, but the season has a bit more credibility to it.

The most important thing: There actually is a schedule.

Category: NBA

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:06 pm

NBA releases full reduced schedules

Most people I know are glad the season was shortened this year do to the strike.  I know so many fans who don't even bother with the NBA until after the all-star break when the teams who have a chance to make the play-offs separate themselves from the teams who don't have a chance.  That and they are watching NCAA hoops till the NBA actions heats up which usually is after the all-star break.  Maybe with this shortened season we will see better hoops action in the play-offs with less injuries and healthier players due to all the time off.

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:27 pm
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