The NBA season is 82 games long. That means that, if a team is playing .500 basketball, they will have 41 wins and 41 losses at the end of the season.
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How many games are in an NBA season?
The NBA regular season consists of 82 games for each of the 30 teams in the league
The NBA season schedule
From October to June, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plays an 82-game regular season schedule. Each NBA team play’s 82 games. 41 of the games are played at home and 41 are on the road. The other 30 teams in the league are division rivals and each team plays those 4 opponents 4 times each for a total of 16 games. That leaves 66 games to be played against teams in the opposite conference. Each team plays every team in the opposite conference twice, once at home and once on the road, for a total of 30 games outside their division. The NBA divides its division into 2 conferences: The Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. There are 3 divisions within each conference: The Atlantic Division, The Central Division, and The Pacific Division
The NBA’s playoff format
The NBA playoff format has changed several times throughout the years. The most drastic changes were made after the 1971-1972 season, when the NBA merged with the ABA. Of the four major North American professional sports leagues, the NBA playoffs is currently structured along similar lines to those used in Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL), but unlike those used in the National Football League (NFL).
The length of an NBA game
The length of an NBA game is 48 minutes, divided into four 12-minute quarters. There are also two halves in each game, with a halftime break of 20 minutes between them. In the playoffs, games can be extended into overtime periods of five minutes each.
How many players are on an NBA team?
An NBA basketball team has a roster of 15 players. Of those 15, 13 players dress for each game and only 12 are allowed to play at any one time.
The NBA’s salary cap
The NBA’s salary cap is the amount of money that each team in the National Basketball Association can spend on player salaries for the upcoming season. The salary cap for the 2020-21 NBA season is $109.14 million, up from $101.86 million in 2019-20.
The salary cap is set by the NBA’s Board of Governors and is based on a percentage of the league’s Basketball Related Income (BRI). BRI is defined as all revenue generated by the league, including ticket sales, broadcast rights fees, merchandise sales, and money generated fromNBA-sponsored events.
The salary cap is used to help promote parity within the league by preventing richer teams from outspending poorer teams on player salaries. It also serves to keep player salaries from escalating out of control. When the salary cap was first instituted for the 1984-85 NBA season, it was set at $3.6 million per team.
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The NBA’s draft
The NBA draft is an annual event in which the National Basketball Association (NBA) teams select eligible players who wish to join the league. The draft is held in June, before the next season begins.
The NBA’s age limit
In order to be eligible to play in the NBA, a player must be at least 19 years of age during the calendar year of the draft in which he is eligible. For example, a player who turns 19 in December of 2020 would be eligible for the 2021 NBA draft but not the 2020 NBA draft.
The NBA’s development league
The NBA’s development league, the G League, is composed of 26 teams. Each team plays 50 games in a regular season that spans from November to early April. So, in total, there are 1,300 games played in a G League season.
The NBA’s All-Star Game
The NBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition basketball game played between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference All-Stars. The All-Star Game was first played in 1951.
The NBA All-Star Game is not just an exhibition game, it is a weekendlong event. The schedule for the weekend includes events like the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest. The main event, however, is still the All-Star Game itself.