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When Do the NBA Playoffs Start?

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The NBA Playoffs will begin on May 18 with the play-in games. These contests will be played from May 18 until May 21.

When the final field is set, the playoffs will begin on May 22 and will be finished by July 22. This season will be the NBA’s first attempt at the play-in playoff format.

When Does the NBA Season Start?

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The NBA season began on Dec. 11, 2020, with preseason action. The preseason went from Dec. 11 to Dec. 19. The first official regular-season action was played on Dec. 22.

How Many Games In NBA Season Are There?

Usually 82 but for 2020-21 there will be 72 regular-season games.

Who Has the Most NBA Rings?

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Bill Russell has the record for most NBA rings with 11. Russell played from 1956-1969 for the Boston Celtics. Russell was a center for Boston and a critical piece of the team’s historic winning stretch.

When Is the NBA All-Star Game?

The NBA All-Star Game will be played on March 7 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The original NBA season did not include a scheduled All-Star Game. Players were going to receive a week break, but the league and the Players Association have agreed to play an All-Star Game this season.

NBA Finals

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The NBA Finals is the culmination of the professional basketball season. It’s played between the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences.

The Finals is a best of seven series in a 2-2-1-1-1 format. It’s typically played in late May and culminates in early June.

When Are the NBA Finals?

The 2021 NBA Finals will begin on July 8. Game 7 will be played on July 22, if necessary. The winner of the Eastern Conference will battle the champion of the Western Conference in the 2021 NBA Finals.

What Channel Is the NBA Finals On?

The NBA has an exclusive contract with the Walt Disney Company for the television rights to the NBA Finals. The Walt Disney Company owns ABC, which is where you will be able to find every game of the 2021 NBA Finals.

Head over to the NBA odds page to see what NBA games are on tonight and betting lines for each one.

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The NBA Finals began in 1947. The first-ever champion was the Philadelphia Warriors. The league has significantly changed since 1947, but the Finals are still the culmination of the professional basketball season.

The Lakers and Celtics have both won the most NBA titles in league history with 17. The Lakers won their 17th title last season when LeBron James led the team to glory.

Who Won the NBA Finals in the Past?

YearTeam
2020Los Angeles Lakers
2011Dallas Mavericks
2012Miami Heat
2013Miami Heat
2014San Antonio Spurs
2015Golden State Warriors
2016Cleveland Cavaliers
2017Golden State Warriors
2018Golden State Warriors
2019Toronto Raptors
2020Los Angeles Lakers

How Long Is an NBA Game?

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NBA games usually last two to three hours with commercial breaks, halftime, and timeouts. The clock time for an NBA game is 48 minutes played over four 12-minute quarters.

When Does NBA Free Agency Start?

NBA free agency began on Nov. 20, 2020, at 6 pm ET. Deals were initially negotiated starting on this day. Signings could begin taking place on Nov. 22 at 12:01 pm ET.

2020 NBA Draft

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The NBA Draft in preparation for the 2020-21 season was held on Nov. 18, 2020. It was conducted at the ESPN Headquarters because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was originally supposed to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The first pick in the draft was Anthony Edwards, who was followed by James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball.

When Is the NBA Draft?

The NBA Draft usually takes place in the early summer. The 2020 NBA Draft was an exception because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2019 Draft took place on June 20 so that players could prepare for the season in the NBA Summer League.

NBA Salaries

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How Much Do NBA Players Make?

The average NBA salary for a player is $7.7 million. The highest-paid player in the league is Stephen Curry, who is scheduled to make $43 million during the 2020-21 season.

The lowest-paid player in the league makes just under $600,000.

How Much Do NBA Refs Make?

NBA referees make between $180,000 and $550,000, depending on their tenure in the league.

NBA Trade Deadline

The trade deadline is the last possible day that NBA teams can trade players during the regular season. The NBA trade deadline occurs at the exact halfway point of the season. The trade deadline for this season is scheduled for March 25.

How to Watch NBA Games

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The 2020-21 NBA season is being showcased on multiple television channels. The games are broadcast on ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV. The NBA Finals will be exclusively shown on ABC.

How To Watch NBA Games for Free

It’s possible to watch NBA Games for free through a trial period with NBA TV. NBA TV, which gives you access to a ton of games during the regular season, has a seven-day free trial. Following this period, you must pay $39.99 to have access to NBA TV for the entire season.

Who Has the Most NBA Championships?

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics have won the most NBA Championships. Each franchise has won 17 titles.

Golden State and Chicago are tied for third place with six titles. The San Antonio Spurs have sole possession of the next spot with five championships.

NBA History

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The NBA, which was founded in 1946, stands for National Basketball Association. The inaugural season of the league was in 1946-47.

The league played under the title “Basketball Association of America” until 1949 when a merger occurred with the National Basketball League.

The NBA regular season is 82 games in length. There are 30 teams in the league across the United States and Canada. The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have been the two most successful franchises since the inception of the league.

NBA Owners

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is not ‘owned’ by any single individual or entity but rather an organizational collective of the teams that participate in them, each with their own respective owners for the team.

Some owners are former players like Michael Jordan, who runs the Charlotte Hornets. Some teams are owned by major sports companies like Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Co.

You do not know about most owners unless they are very forward with the media, like Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks.

How Long Are NBA Quarters?

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There are four quarters in an NBA game. Each quarter is 12 minutes in length. The first two and final two quarters are separated by a halftime period for teams to recover and regroup.

How Long Is NBA Halftime?

The NBA halftime is only 15 minutes in length, which is just three minutes longer than a game quarter. Most teams return to the floor at the eight-minute mark to begin warming up for the second half.

What Is the NBA Bubble?

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The NBA Bubble took place at Disney World’s Wide World of Sports Complex last season. This was the league’s way of isolating players in one location for the playoffs to finish the 2019-20 season.

Players were under strict protocol in Disney, where they were not allowed to leave their site hotel.

FAQ

When does NBA start?

The 2020-21 NBA season starts on Dec. 22, 2020.

How many NBA teams are there?

There are 30 teams in the NBA.

How many players are in the NBA?

There are 450 players in the NBA. Each team can carry 15 players.

Who is the tallest NBA player?

Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanović is the league’s tallest player at 7-4.

Who is the shortest NBA player?

Houston Rockets guard Chris Clemons is the league’s shortest player at 5-9.

What does “NBA” stand for?

National Basketball Association.

How tall is an NBA hoop?

An NBA hoop is 10 feet off the ground.

When does NBA 2k22 come out?

The release date for NBA 2k22 still has not been announced, but the game is usually released in the early fall.

Who is the NBA logo?

Jerry West, Hall of Famer.

What channel is the NBA game on tonight?

Every game of the 2021 NBA Finals will be on ABC.

How long do NBA games last?

NBA games usually last two to three hours with commercial breaks, halftime, and timeouts.

When is the 2021 NBA draft?

November 18, delayed from the previous October 16 date.

When is the NBA Finals?

The 2021 Finals will begin on July 8, 2021.

When do the NBA Finals start?

The NBA Finals start time has yet to be announced but is expected to be around 9pm ET, the same as last year.

When is the NBA trade deadline?

March 25.

What Team Has the Most NBA Championships

The Lakers and Celtics have both won 17 NBA Championships.