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Report: Lockout-Shortened NBA Schedule To Feature Fewer Out Of Conference Games

If the owners and players finalize the reported deal ending the NBA lockout, casualties to the schedule will include out-of-conference games and rest days according to an ESPN report describing a schedule that would run from December 25 to April 26.

According to the report, each team will play just 18 out-of-conference games, meaning that not every every NBA city will host every team.

The report also indicates that every team will play at least one stretch of three straight games, and there will be fewer off days early in playoffs.