The league has introduced particulars on the 2020-21 NBA season’s schedule, together with a affirmation that there will probably be a play-in match between the No. 7-10 seeds in each conferences for the primary time.
The NBA has famous that it’ll launch the dates for its particular person sport schedule in two parts. The league did launch its schedule in a matrix grid, per Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic (Twitter link), although it won’t announce the dates of its matchups “across the begin of coaching camp.” The second half of 2020-21 is ready to be introduced within the midst of the season’s first half.
Nonetheless, we now know a number of of the nuances for the NBA’s seventy fifth season. For the 72 regular-season video games on this truncated season, groups will play three video games towards all groups inside their very own convention, and two towards groups within the different convention.
Listed below are the set dates for the NBA season as they stand presently:
December 11-19, 2020: Preseason
December 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: The primary half of the NBA’s common season
March 5-10, 2021: The NBA All-Star break
March 11 – Might 16, 2021: The second half of the common season
Might 18-21, 2021: Play-In Match
Might 22 – July 22, 2021: NBA Playoffs
The league went on to notice that the second half of the season, set to begin after the All-Star break concludes on March 11, 2021, won’t solely embrace the scheduled video games, but in addition “any video games postponed [due to COVID-19 issues] through the First Half that may moderately be added to the Second Half schedule.”