The best basketball team, on paper, doesn’t always win “the game” whether it is the college ranks or the National Basketball Association. That is simply part of the landscape at both levels and be it 40 minutes of play in campus venues this winter or 48 minutes in the major metropolitan area’s hardcourts expectations are not always reality.
Though the NBA season doesn’t hit the court for an official contest until October 25, it won’t be long until you see the major networks advertising and promoting their Association Halloween schedule. Just over a month ago the league released the 2016-17 regular-season schedule and basketball fanatics began to circle specific dates on their NBA calendar when their favorite teams play those they despise.
While Halloween week typically kicks off the regular season slate the biggest day for NBA television, save the postseason finals, is of course Christmas Day.
The final week in December, and in 2016, will feature the NBA Finals rematch, which will take place in Cleveland when the World Champion Cavs host the Warriors.
As to not dismiss opening night in the Association it isn’t difficult to get excited about the matchup of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. The All-Stars will face off in Cleveland, closely followed by the Portland Trail Blazers hitting the hardcourt to battle the Utah Jazz with a late opening night contest featuring the NBA darlings, the Golden State Warriors, taking on the visiting San Antonio Spurs.
CG Technology has released their NBA 2016-17 Regular Season Wins chart.