The NBA season is ending soon! Find out when your favorite team is playing their last game and make sure to catch the action.
When is the NBA season ending?
The NBA season is ending on April 11th. This is because the NBA Finals are set to start on April 13th. The regular season was supposed to end on April 15th, but it was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The regular season
The NBA regular season typically runs from late October through mid-April. The playoffs then follow, generally running into June. So, the NBA season is typically around 9 months long.
The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament held annually after the regular season to determine the league’s champion. The playoffs began on April 15, 2019, and will end on June 16 at the latest.
How many games are in the NBA season?
The NBA season is ending soon. The final game will be played on July 22, 2020. This is a 82 game season. So, there are a lot of games played in the NBA season.
The regular season
Each team plays 82 games in the regular season. Of these, 41 are played at home and 41 are played away. NBA teams play each team in their conference four times, both home and away, and they also play every team in the opposite conference twice, once at home and once away. This makes for a total of 36 games against conference opponents and 30 inter-conference games.
Play-in games: Starting this season, the NBA playoffs will include a new play-in tournament for the seventh and eighth seeds in each conference. The tournament will be double-elimination for the seventh seed and single-elimination for the eighth seed. The winners of those games will earn the seventh and eighth seeds in their respective conferences.
First round: In the first round of the playoffs, the sixth seed will play host to the third seed while the fifth seed travels to take on the fourth seed. The two winners from each series will then advance to take on either the first or second seeds in their conference in the second round. The first round of games is a best-of-seven series.
Second round: After rest and preparation, teams that advanced from the first playoff round will compete in a best of seven series against either the top seed or second seed remaining in their conference. As was previously mentioned, this is dependent on which side of the bracket each team falls.
Conference finals: From here, only two teams from each conference will remain — these are typically referred to as the “conference finalists.” These teams have battled through three tough playoff rounds and have proven themselves as being among the cream of the crop in their conference. To advance to The Finals, they must win one final best-of-seven series against their conference opponent.
The Finals: Finally, we’ve arrived at The Finals — this is where an NBA champion is crowned! For all their hard work and dedication throughout an 82 game regular season schedule and three grueling rounds of playoffs, only two teams will be left standing. They have earned their place by winning 16 playoff games total (eight victories in both The Conference Finals and NBA Finals). A championship trophy and banner awaits them!
What is the format of the NBA season?
The NBA season is ending on April 11th. The format of the season is such that each team plays 82 games, 40 of which are at home and 42 of which are on the road.
The regular season
The regular season begins in late October and ends in mid-April. Each team plays 82 games, 41 each at home and on the road. All 30 teams make the playoffs, which begin in mid-April and end in early June.
The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven tournament held at the end of the NBA season to determine the league’s champion. The participants include the eight teams with the best regular-season records from each conference. The playoffs began on April 15 and will conclude in June.