Basketball competition in the United States or NBA has turned into one of the most prestigious sports tournaments in the world. There are so many players who are born every new season and they have a huge influence on the development of this sport.
As the new season draws closer, NBA fans are getting more and more thirsty for new developments around the league. Starting from news about hot rookie players, transfers or trades of players from each favorite club, to match schedules for each team and all events that have been released by the NBA.
Here are some official NBA game schedules and events for the 2022/2023 season
NBA 2022/2023 Season’s TIp-Off
As the regular NBA 2022-2023 schedule has been officially released, the Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers game will be the opening dish for the 2022-2023 NBA season. The hot duel will be held at the Chase Center, United States, on October 18, 2022. Of course, the match will be a proving ground for the Warriors who were champions last season.
Then, there is another interesting duel between the Philadhelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics in the other opening match. The match will be held at TD Garden, United States, on the same date. Regarding the schedule for the 2022-2023 season, the NBA stated that each team will play 82 matches starting from October 18, 2022 to April 9, 2022. Meanwhile, the play-in phase will be held on April 11-14, 2023, and the playoffs on April 15, 2023.
Election Day Match
There is something different in the 2022-2023 NBA season. This year the NBA will not hold games on Election Day, which falls on November 8, 2022 in the United States.
All teams will play on the previous day, November 7, 2022. This is done to show that the NBA respects the conduct of the election and encourages their fans to participate and vote in the election.
Christmas Day Matches
Special games for Christmas, the NBA will hold five games that have become a tradition for 15 years in a row. The five matches will bring together the New York Knicks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, LA Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors, and finally the Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets.
There is one interesting fact in the Christmas game in the NBA this season where the Memphis Grizzlies club will make their debut appearance for the game on Christmas Day. This match between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors is their rematch for last year’s Western Conference semifinals.
NBA Season Break
As we know, there will be a break in the middle of the NBA season. In the 2022/2023 season, the mid season break is expected to fall on February 2023.
There are several interesting events that will be shown by the NBA in this event and will be shown on several national televisions from various countries, such as three point contest, slam dunk contest, celebrity match game, to NBA All-Star match. As usual, the players who participate in the NBA All-Star will be voted on by a fan vote. The players selected are usually the players who performed outstandingly during the season.
NBA 2023 Playoffs
The NBA playoffs are the deciding round of the NBA’s 16 best teams that season. Where the 8 best teams from the Western and Eastern Conferences each, will be randomized and compete, until the remaining 4 teams, 2 teams from each conferences, will compete in the Conferences Final. And finally, the 2 winning teams will advance to the NBA Finals.
As reported by sportsnaut.com which predicts Bracket picks & 2023 Finals champion, there are several teams that are favorites to enter the NBA playoffs.
Among them are the Golden State Warriors, who were the winning team last season, where they have won 4 titles from the last 8 seasons.
The other teams from each conference that are predicted to advance to the playoffs are
1. Eastern Conference
The best nba parlays teams that are predicted to be able to enter the playoffs are the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls.
2. Western Conference
As for the western conference, the predicted teams are of course the Golden State Warriors who are the defending champions, and then Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers.