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The 2016-17 NBA regular season is underway, and over the next six months, 30 teams from across the United States and Canada will battle it out to reach the finals next June.

In the Eastern conference there is the Atlantic, Central and Southeast division, while in the West there is the Northwest, Pacific and Southwest divisions.

Each of the league's 30 teams will play 82 regular-season games during the 2016-17 campaign, followed by a postseason for those that qualify.

The league consists of the following teams: Atlanta Hawks; Boston Celtics; Brooklyn Nets; Charlotte Hornets; Chicago Bulls; Cleveland Cavaliers; Dallas Mavericks; Denver Nuggets; Detroit Pistons; Golden State Warriors; Houston Rockets; Indiana Pacers; Los Angeles Clippers; Los Angeles Lakers; Memphis Grizzlies; Miami Heat; Milwaukee Bucks; Minnesota Timberwolves; New Orleans Pelicans; New York Knicks; Oklahoma City Thunder; Orlando Magic; Philadelphia 76ers; Phoenix Suns; Portland Trail Blazers; Sacramento Kings; San Antonio Spurs; Toronto Raptors; Utah Jazz and the Washington Wizards.

Every team will be in action on Thanksgiving Day (November 24), while there will be five games taking place on Christmas Day, highlighted by the Finals rematch between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

Nine games will also take place on Martin Luther King Day on January 16 2017, with the highlight being Cavs-Warriors II.

February 17-19 is All-Star Weekend, with the annual All-Star game, involving the NBA's best players, taking place on 19 February in New Orleans.

The celebrity match was originally planned to be held at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Hornets, but was moved after state legislators in North Carolina introduced laws that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

April 12 is the last day of the regular season, with the Playoffs starting three days later.

May 16 is the scheduled start of the Conference finals, while the NBA finals will start June 1.

Away from the NBA, the Euroleague season is also well underway.

Unlike in previous years where 24 teams take part in the regular season, only 16 teams are involved in the 2016-17 Euroleague season. The participants are all in one group and will play a double round-robin using the home-and-away format. 

The top eight teams will qualify for the best-of-five playoffs. The winners will then advance to the Final Four which will still use a single-elimination format. The semi-final winners will proceed to the one-game final while the losers will fight for the bronze.

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