The NBA is beginning to release details about the upcoming season.
As of Friday, we already knew the season would begin on December 25 and would likely feature the three matchups already scheduled for that day – New York-Boston, Dallas-Miami and Chicago-Los Angeles (Lakers) – and would be 66 games.
Teams would play 48 games within their conference and 18 outside their conference. Teams will not visit every NBA city.
Teams will play about two more games per month, but no team would play on three straight nights more than three times.
Back-to-backs might also be played during the second round of the postseason.
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