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Details On Shortened NBA Season Starting To Be Released

Last updated on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

(UNDATED) - While the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA and its players has not been finalized, some details of the 66-game regular season are starting to come out.

The season will start on Christmas Day and run through April 26th, about ten days later than normal.

The NBA Finals would end no later than June 26th.

Training camps and free agency are scheduled to begin on December 9th and there are reports that each team will play a pair of preseason games.

Teams would play 48 games within their conference and 18 outside of the conference. Teams will not visit every NBA city this season.

The clubs will play about two more games per month than normal, necessitating playing three games in three nights on occasion.

Each team will play at least one back-to-back-to-back, but no more than three during the season.

Teams may also have to play back-to-back games during the second round of the playoffs.

The All-Star game will be held in Orlando with a date expected to be announced this week.

The 149-day lockout ended early Saturday morning as the sides agreed on a tentative deal.

The new CBA still needs to be ratified by the players.

A vote is expected sometime this week as final details of the agreement are finalized.

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