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NBA games today: January 29
There are four NBA games today. Sunday’s NBA schedule tips off at 1 PM ET with the Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets. Despite the Hornets playing at home, Miami is a six-point favorite over Charlotte on Sunday.
Next on the NBA schedule, we’ll see the Indiana Pacers vs Memphis Grizzlies at 6 PM ET followed by the Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 PM ET. The Clippers vs Cavaliers game is must-see action, with some of the best players in the NBA squaring off.
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Closing out the NBA games today, NBA TV is airing a clash between the New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks. With Zion Williamson still sidelined, the Bucks are a nine-point favorite over the Pelicans.
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When is the NBA trade deadline 2023?
The 2023 NBA trade deadline is on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 3 PM ET. While some NBA trades will be announced in the minutes following the official deadline, clubs are required to submit their trades to the NBA by 3 PM ET.
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When does the 2022-2023 NBA regular season end?
After tipping off the new season in October, the NBA games today schedule will come to a close when all 30 teams play on the final day of the regular season on Sunday, April 9. The NBA playoffs then begin on April 15, following the Play-In Tournament, and could go all the way to Game 7 of the NBA finals on June 18.
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When do the NBA Playoffs start?
As mentioned above, the traditional start to the round of 16 playoffs is on April 15. However, technically, the NBA postseason actually begins a few days before that.
Before the 2021-2022 season, the league introduced its first NBA Play-In Tournament. The tourney pits the seventh to tenth seeds in each conference in a mini-tournament to decide which teams will enter the playoffs as the seventh and eighth seeds.
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Why are there 82 NBA games?
After MLB, the NBA games today schedule is on of the longest and most arduous in North American professional sports. From October to April, all 30 teams compete in 82 games — 41 each home and away.
The season is done this way so each team can play division rivals four times, six other teams in their conference four times, the remaining teams in the conference three times, and then a pair of home and away matchups against the fifteen teams from the opposing conference during the season.
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However, there have been rumblings in recent years that the length of the NBA season very well could be cut by several games in the near future.
Who won the 2022 NBA Finals?
In the 2022 NBA Finals, this era’s dynasty team, the Golden State Warriors, faced off with one of the most legendary franchises in the sport, the Boston Celtics. Despite Boston putting up a serious fight early, the Warriors prevailed after six hard-fought games. Winning their fourth NBA Championship in the last eight years.
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