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NBA games today: Offseason

There are no NBA games today. The Denver Nuggets concluded the 2022-23 NBA season June 12 with a Game 5 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

Below, we provide you with results from the five NBA Finals games while also looking at the offseason to come around the NBA, starting with the draft on June 22.

NBA Finals schedule and results

GameDateMatchupTime (EST)TV Info
1Thursday, June 1Nuggets 104, Heat 938:30 PMABC
2Sunday, June 4Heat 111, Nuggets 1088:00 PMABC
3Wednesday, June 7Nuggets 109, Heat 948:30 PMABC
4Friday, June 9Nuggets 108, Heat 958:30 PMABC
5Monday, June 12Nuggets 94, Heat 898:30 PMABC

NBA offseason schedule

  • NBA Draft (June 22)
  • July 3, 5, 6: Salt Lake City NBA Summer League
  • July 6: NBA free agency opens
  • July 7-July 17: Las Vegas NBA Summer League

When did the NBA Playoffs start?

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As mentioned above, the traditional start to the round of 16 playoffs was on April 15. However, technically, the NBA postseason actually begins a few days before that.

Before the 2021-2022 season, the league introduced its first NBA Play-In Tournament. The tourney pits the seventh to tenth seeds in each conference in a mini-tournament to decide which teams will enter the playoffs as the seventh and eighth seeds.

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When did the 2022-2023 NBA regular season end?

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After tipping off the new season in October, the NBA games today schedule came to a close when all 30 teams played on the final day of the regular season on Sunday, April 9. The NBA playoffs then started on April 15, following the Play-In Tournament, and could go all the way to Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 18.

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Why are there 82 NBA games?

After MLB, the NBA games today schedule is one of the longest and most arduous in North American professional sports. From October to April, all 30 teams compete in 82 games — 41 each home and away.

The season is done this way so each team can play division rivals four times, six other teams in their conference four times, the remaining teams in the conference three times, and then a pair of home and away matchups against the fifteen teams from the opposing conference during the season.

However, there have been rumblings in recent years that the length of the NBA season very well could be cut by several games in the near future.

Is the NBA Finals 7 games?

Similar to playoff series in other sports leagues like MLB and the NHL, the NBA Finals is a best-of-seven series. The quarterfinals, semifinals, and conference finals of the NBA playoffs are also seven games series.

Who is airing the NBA Playoffs 2023?

The NBA Playoffs, like many games during the regular season, are shared across Disney-owned networks ABC, ESPN, and the Warner Bros.-Discovery- owned channel TNT.

Who won the 2022 NBA Finals?

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In the 2022 NBA Finals, this era’s dynasty team, the Golden State Warriors, faced off with one of the most legendary franchises in the sport, the Boston Celtics. Despite Boston putting up a serious fight early, the Warriors prevailed after six hard-fought games. Winning their fourth NBA Championship in the last eight years.

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