The NBA begins: schedule, format and what you need to know

A new edition of the American Basketball League begins this Tuesday, October 19, and then we review the calendar,

A new edition of the American Basketball League begins this Tuesday, October 19, and then we review the calendar, key dates and everything you need to know about the 2021/22 season.

The returns after so much waiting. Finally, this Tuesday, October 19, a new season of the most important basketball league in the world will start after the consecration of the Milwaukee Bucks in the last edition. Get to know the Argentine calendar, the key dates, the format and everything there is to know.

Everything you need to know about the NBA 2021/22

After an atypical campaign product of the coronavirus pandemic that barely had 72 games, this time the usual schedule of 82 matches in the Regular Phase will return, prior to the Playoffs instance.

In what will be the 75th edition of the contest, the Play-In tournament that made its premiere last semester will be maintained. In turn, it should be noted that there will be a presence of 3 Argentines.

Key dates of the 2021/22 NBA season

  • October 19, 2021: Regular Phase begins
  • February 18-20, 2022: NBA All-Star 2022 in Cleveland
  • April 10, 2022: end of the Regular Phase
  • April 12-15, 2022: Play-in Tournament
  • April 16, 2022: start of the Playoffs
  • June 2, 2022: Start of the 2022 Finals
  • June 19, 2022: Game 7 of the 2022 Finals (if necessary)
  • June 23, 2022 – NBA Draft 2022

How many Argentines are there in the NBA 2021/22?

After a season that had the presence of Facundo Campazzo in Denver Nuggets and, although more limited by the bad campaign of the franchise, Gabriel Deck in Oklahoma City Thunder, now they will be joined by Leandro Bolmaro, who will defend the Minnesota jersey Timberwolves.

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When do Argentines debut in the NBA and the calendar

Although it is not confirmed that they will be present in the first matches of their teams, review when it is their turn to play each franchise:

Facundo Campazzo’s Denver Nuggets schedule


  • 23:00: Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix suns


  • 10:00 PM: San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver nuggets

Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule by Leandro Bolmaro


  • 9:00 p.m.: Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves


  • 9:00 p.m.: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Oklahoma City Thunder schedule by Gabriel Deck


  • 10:00 PM: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz


  • 9:00 p.m.: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma city thunder


  • 8:00 p.m.: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma city thunder

When is the NBA All-Star 2022: format and stars

On the other hand, the 71st edition of the NBA All-Star 2022 will be held at the Rocket Motgage FieldHouse in Cleveland between Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 February. Last season Luka Doncic made history by crowning himself the youngest European to clinch a spot in the All Star starting five two years in a row (he missed out on his first year in the league as a rookie).

How does the NBA Play-In work?

The Play-In defines the last two qualifiers for the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Playoffs, respectively. However, for that, a mini tournament is created between the franchises that occupy the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions.

In this way, those who finish seventh and eighth will play a match, and the winner will advance to the next instance. For his part, the loser will have another chance against the winner of the clash between ninth and tenth place, deciding the last classified.

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