In the next round, the successful team plays against another advancing team of the same conference. NBA Media Ventures, LLC.
From 1966 to 1974, the NBA grew from nine franchises to 18.
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Since 2006, the NBA has faced teams in the , and since 2009, in the.
This list begins with the Philadelphia 76ers and ends with the Washington Wizards. The FBI began an investigation on July 19, 2007, over allegations that veteran NBA referee bet on basketball games he officiated over the past two seasons and that he made calls affecting the in those games. Retrieved July 30, 2010.Next
Therefore, the team with the best regular season record in the league is guaranteed home-court advantage in every series it plays.
The NBA Play-In tournament was first introduced at the end of the shortened 2019-20 season while teams were competing in the Orlando bubble. Retrieved April 9, 2019.Next
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The 2022 playoffs will begin on April 16.
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The league has been playing regularly on the holiday since 1947, though the first Christmas Day games were not televised until.
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The National Basketball Association NBA is one of the and , consisting of 30 teams 29 in the US and 1 in Canada.
In 1988 and 1989, four cities got their wishes as the , , , and made their NBA debuts, bringing the total to 27 teams. Also in the early 1980s, the NBA added one more expansion franchise, the , bringing the total to 23 teams. Stern has been recognized as playing a major role in the growth of the league during his career.
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