The 2016-17 NBA regular season will take place from October to June and all games will be streamed live at bet365's free live streaming service.
Watch & bet on the NBA 2016-17 regular season at bet365
The stage is set for the 2016-17 NBA regular season.
A total of 30 teams will take part in the 71st season of the premier professional basketball league. The teams are split into two conferences with 15 teams each. The Eastern Conference is made of the Atlantic, Central and Southeast division while the Western Conference is composed of the Northwest, Pacific and Southwest divisions.
Competing in the Atlantic Division are the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors while the teams in the Central Division are the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks. In the Southeast Division are the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.
The Northwest Division is made up of Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz while the Pacific Division is composed of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. In the Southwest Division are the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs.
Each team will play a total of 82 games and the top eight teams in each conference after the regular season will proceed to the playoffs.
The Cavaliers are the defending champions after beating the Warriors in last season's finals. Cleveland overcame a 1-3 deficit to win the best-of-seven series and secure its maiden NBA crown.
Established in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the top-tier professional basketball league became the NBA in 1949 after the BAA merged with rival National Basketball League.
The Celtics are the most successful club in the NBA with 17 titles followed by the Lakers (16), Bulls (6) and Spurs (5).
All games in the NBA 2016-17 regular season will be shown at bet365
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How to watch and bet on the NBA 2016-17 season:
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