Breakdown of NBA schedule, pending agreement

Assuming that this CBA thing gets ratified and business opens on December 9 as currently planned, basketball will tip off on December 25. The breakdown of the 66-game regular season schedule and subsequent playoffs is below, courtesy of NBA.com. Note the possibility of the Pistons playing on three straight nights, up to three times. We'll update this post with full details of the 2011-2012 season as soon as it becomes official.

Regular Season Start Date: December 25, 2011

Regular Season End Date: April 26, 2012

Playoffs Start Date: April 28, 2012

Last Possible Finals Date: June 26, 2012

Individual Team Schedule Breakdown

Conference Games: 48

• Play 6 teams 4 times (2 home, 2 away)

• Play 4 teams 3 times (2 home, 1 away)

• Play 4 teams 3 times (1 home, 2 away)

Non-Conference Games: 18

• Play 3 teams 2 times (1 home, 1 away)

• Play 6 teams 1 time at home

• Play 6 teams 1 time away

Back to Back to Backs: All teams with at least 1; no more than 3

Playoff Back to Backs: Possible in second round

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