Posted December 7, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

NBA releases new 66-game schedule

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Tuesday night, the NBA released the new 66-game schedule with tons of back-to-back-to-back’s, and a Christmas Day spectacular five-game season-opener! Pre-season starts on Dec 16. The teams will play 48 conference games, and 18 out-of-conference games. Every team will face at least one back-to-back-to-back this season and there are 42 back-to-back-to-back’s in all. Of course the Miami Heat and the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks face the toughest schedules, and a finals rematch on opening day (chart below). The Boston ‘Big 3’ battle the sure improved NY Knicks at the Garden to kick off the season opener! Check out the full NBA schedule, Analysis of Knicks schedule, Analysis of the Nets schedule, and the Christmas Day TV Schedule below!

‘Official’ Christmas Day TV Schedule

• Celtics at Knicks, noon ET (TNT)
• Heat at Mavs, 2:30 ET (ABC)
• Bulls at Lakers, 5 ET (ABC)
• Magic at Thunder, 8 ET (ESPN)
• Clippers at Warriors, 10:30 ET (ESPN)

(chart courtesy espn)