The second half of the NBA schedule will be hectic until the end.
On Wednesday, the league published the list of games that will be held from March 10 to May 16. Memphis ան San Antonio, two of the teams that had long-term unplanned outages due to coronavirus problems. It is planned to play 40 times each, during the 68-day sprint, registering the maximum result in the championship at the end of the regular season.
And each team is scheduled to play on the last day of the regular season, which is rare. The 15 games on May 16 will mark the first time each NBA team has played on the same day since November 25, 2016, and for the first time since the last day of the regular season on April 16, 2014.
The season reopens after the All-Star break on March 10, when Washington visits Memphis and San Antonio travels to Dallas.
Most of the league resumes on March 11, with 21 teams playing at the start of their second half that night, and the other five, Denver, Cleveland, Utah, Indiana and the Los Angeles Lakers, return to action on March 12.
This means that the Cavaliers, Lakers az azz az, who all finish their first half on March 3, receive the longest All-Star breaks in the league every nine days. Washington, Memphis և San Antonio get the shortest breaks of all six days.
The teams will finish the season with an average of about 15 defenders, 3 more per team than in the previous season, but still below the norm, before the player made the championship a planning priority, he changed his methods three years ago.
There are only two cases where teams have played four games in five days in the second half of the season, both of them until the end.
During the first half, Memphis had one of the terrible “fives”; it was the turn of the other from May 11 to May 15, twice in the game against “New Orleans”, “Dallas”, “Sacramento”. San Antonio will end the season with four games in five days. The first two will be played in Brooklyn յու New York on May 12 և 13, followed by the final at home on May 15 և 16 against Phoenix.
A few other things to note on the schedule.
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The NBA usually tries not to schedule games on the night of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, but clicking so many games in a short window has made an unplanned night impossible this season. There are seven games on the schedule on April 5, the night some college teams plan to cut nets in Indianapolis.
All 30 NBA teams can be celebrated for the first time on May 16 բոլոր All 30 Baseball teams play on the same day. There were 15 NBA games և 15 MLB games on April 16, 2014, but that MLB included a double image of the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs. The Minnesota Twins ոն Toronto Blue Aces had that weekend.
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In the second half, the Los Angeles Clippers have the fewest games, which are scheduled 34 times. The Spurs and Grizzlies are scheduled to play 40 games, with each other team competing in 35 to 38 games.
The league had to schedule 29 games that have been suspended due to virus-related issues, plus others that had to be postponed earlier this month in response to an icy storm that swept through much of Texas.
TIMES FOR MAKING
The play-off tournament starts on May 18, and the play-off officially opens on May 22.
The NBA has scheduled six games for the playoffs, all of which will result in either a playoff berth or a knockout.
The teams with the seventh and eighth highest winning percentages in each conference will have two chances to win one to advance to the playoffs. Teams finishing ninth and 10th in each conference will have to win twice to advance to the post-season.
The No. 7 team will host the No. 8 team, and the winner will be able to earn the seed of the 7th playoff. The 9th number will host the 10th scale, հաղթ the winner of that game will go to the single-game play-off lost in the 7-8th game to determine the 8th play-off scale.
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