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Report: NBA schedule to be released next week

Posted on: November 28, 2011 5:41 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2011 6:38 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivernba-xmas

The 2011-2012 NBA schedule is expected to begin on Christmas. After that, it's pretty much anybody's guess for now.

The New York Times reported Monday that NBA owners and players will not complete the vote to formally approve the "tentative" collective bargaining agreement that was reached early Saturday morning until "probably next week."

In turn, the Times also reported that the NBA's full 2011-2012 schedule will not be released until "maybe next week."

Some details of the schedule have emerged already.

The NBA announced on Sunday that the league will play a 66-game season, beginning on Dec. 25, 2011 and running through April 26, 2012. The Christmas Day slate is expected to include a triple-header: the Boston Celtics will visit the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat will visit the Dallas Mavericks, and the Chicago Bulls will visit the LOs Angeles Lakers.

Each NBA team will play 48 games in conference and 18 games out of conference, meaning that each team will not visit every opposing team like usual.

At least one, and up to three, sets of back-to-back-to-back games, usually avoided during a standard 82-game schedule, will be played by every team. 

Each NBA team will reportedly also play just two preseason games, a home-and-home series against a single opponent.
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heespook
Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:21 am
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Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Report: NBA schedule to be released next week

Cool, let's ball!




Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Report: NBA schedule to be released next week

Disregard last statement, as the Knicks will not be playing twice on Xmas after all



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Report: NBA schedule to be released next week

I am sure it's a typo, but it was fairly common for many years to have NBA teams host double-headers, though the host team did not play back-to-back under that arrangement. However, stay tuned...



Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Report: NBA schedule to be released next week

LOL, So the Knicks will play a doubleheader on Christmas.  Merry Christmas to you New York Knicks.  Maybe that's what the NBA was talking about when they said teams will be playing three games on three consecutive days.  A doubleheader on one of those days and a day off on one of those days. lol



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Report: NBA schedule to be released next week

So....the knicks are playing both the celtics and bulls on xmas day?  Talk about challenging!!


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