The NBA has introduced the construction and format for the 2020-21 season, which can embrace a play-in match to find out the groups that can fill the seventh and eighth playoff seeds in every convention. The 75th common season will start on December 22 and have 72 video games for every staff.
As per the tentative schedule, the pre-season video games will happen from December 11-19. The primary half of standard season can be performed between December 22, 2020, to March four, 2021. All-star break will happen from March 5-10, 2021.
The second half of the common season is scheduled to be performed from March 11 to Might 16, adopted by the play-in match from Might 18-21. Playoffs will then be held from Might 22-July 22.
Every staff will play three video games in opposition to every intraconference opponent (42 whole video games per staff), with every pairing that includes both two house video games and one highway recreation or one house recreation and two highway video games. Inside every staff’s division, the league workplace has randomly assigned which two opponents can be performed twice at house and which two opponents can be performed twice on the highway.
All 5 groups from inside a division will play all 5 groups from one different intraconference division twice at house, and all 5 groups from the remaining intraconference division twice on the highway.
Every staff will play two video games in opposition to every interconference opponent (30 whole video games per staff), with every pairing that includes one house recreation and one highway recreation.
The play-in match, which can happen after the common season and earlier than the primary spherical of the playoffs, will embrace the groups with the seventh-highest via the tenth-highest successful percentages in every convention.
The groups with the seventh-highest and eighth-highest successful percentages in every convention will every have two alternatives to win one recreation to earn a playoff spot. The groups with the ninth-highest and tenth-highest successful percentages in every convention will every should win two consecutive video games to earn a playoff spot.
On the conclusion of the common season, the staff with the seventh-highest successful proportion in every convention will host the staff with the eighth-highest successful proportion in its convention in a play-in recreation (the “seven-eight recreation”). The winner of the seven-eight recreation in every convention would be the seventh seed within the playoffs for its convention.
The staff with the ninth-highest successful proportion in every convention will host the staff with the tenth-highest successful proportion in its convention in a play-in recreation (the “nine-ten recreation”). The loser of the seven-eight recreation will host the winner of the nine-ten recreation in a play-in recreation, and the winner of that recreation would be the eighth seed within the playoffs for its convention.