NBA Fans, brace yourself because NBA Season 2011-2012 is on!
NBA Season 2011-2012 will have its opening day on Christmas Day, December 25, 2011 with five scheduled games to start the shortened season, according to a report at NBA.com. However, the NBA has not released the official Christmas opening day scheduled match-up of teams.
According to reports, Christmas Day games will be live on TNT, ABC and ESPN. TNT will be airing the first game of the season at noon Eastern time. ABC will cover the second gameat 2:30 p.m and third game at 5 p.m.. ESPN will air the fourth game at 8 p.m. and the lastgame of the opening season at 10:30 p.m.
The NBA 2011-2012 regular season will run through April 26, 2012 and the playoffs is scheduled to start on April 28.
Below is the tentative breakdown of the 2011-12 NBA Season schedule as provided at NBA.com.
2011-12 NBA Schedule Breakdown
Regular Season Start Date: December 25, 2011
Regular Season End Date: April 26, 2012
Playoffs Start Date: April 28, 2012
Last Possible Finals Date: June 26, 2012
2011 Christmas Day Games
Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, 12 p.m. ET | TNT
Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks, 2:30 p.m. ET | ABC
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers, 5 p.m. ET | ABC
Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m. ET | ESPN
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m. ET | ESPN
Conference Games: 48
• Play 6 teams 4 times (2 home, 2 away)
• Play 4 teams 3 times (2 home, 1 away)
• Play 4 teams 3 times (1 home, 2 away)
Non-Conference Games: 18
• Play 3 teams 2 times (1 home, 1 away)
• Play 6 teams 1 time at home
• Play 6 teams 1 time away
Back to Back to Backs: All teams with at least 1; no more than 3
Playoff Back to Backs: Possible in second round