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NBA: when and how to follow Wembanyama’s first match?

Only a few days of patience left before Victor Wembanyama’s big debut on the NBA floor (on the night of October 25 on beIN Sports against Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks). Present during the pre-season matches with San Antonio, the Frenchman proved that he had excellent physical condition and that he was ready to launch his career in the American league. With a few extra kilos of muscle, “Wemby” has already proven his professionalism and his commitment to meeting the many expectations around him. But be careful, even if the Frenchman is the most anticipated player since the draft of a certain LeBron James, he is only 19 years old and has a lot to learn. “I will approach the NBA next season with a lot of humility because I know that it is another dimension. I am preparing myself technically and psychologically, in particular by watching the matches and my future opponents,” confided the Frenchman. at Forbes a few months ago.

If he already hopes to reach the playoffs, he will also have to count on a collective to shine. The collective is certainly the key to success to be crowned in 2024 in a special year due to the Paris Olympics next August. In this little game, the Denver Nuggets once again seem well armed with Nikola Jokic who will once again play the leading roles. We will also have to carefully follow the performances of the Milwaukee Bucks who recorded a surprise reinforcement with Damian Lillard, transferred from the Portland Blazers to join Antetokoumpo, but also the Lakers of LeBron James who may be living his last season.

What are the dates for the 2023-2024 NBA season?

October 24, 2023 will officially start the NBA regular season which will end on April 14, 2024. The All-Star Game will take place on the weekend of February 16 and 18.

How do the playoffs work? (date, operation, play-in)

Each NBA franchise plays 82 games in the regular season. At the end of this regular season, the eight best franchises in each conference are ranked from 1 to 8. The 1st faces the 8th, the 2nd faces the 7th,… The winners of the first round advance to the conference semi-finals , the winners of the second round advance to the conference finals. The champions of each conference face each other in the NBA Finals. The series are played in the best of 7 games which are played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format, since the 2013-2014 season.

Since the 2020-2021 season, play-in has appeared in the NBA in which the teams ranked 7th to 10th play a mini tournament. The 7th and 8th of each conference face each other in a match, where the winner is qualified in 7th position in the playoffs. The loser faces the winner of the match between the 9th and 10th in each conference, where the winner of the match qualifies for the playoffs in 8th place.

What are the NBA franchises?

In the NBA, there are 30 franchises divided into two conferences:

Western Conference:

  1. Dallas Mavericks
  2. Denver Nuggets
  3. Golden State Warriors
  4. Houston Rockets
  5. Los Angeles Clippers
  6. Los Angeles Lakers
  7. Memphis Grizzlies
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves
  9. New Orleans Pelicans
  10. Oklahoma City Thunder
  11. Phoenix Suns
  12. Portland Blazers
  13. Sacramento Kings
  14. San Antonio Spurs
  15. Utah Jazz

Eastern Conference:

  1. Atlanta Hawks
  2. Boston Celtics
  3. Brooklyn Nets
  4. Charlotte Hornets
  5. Chicago Bulls
  6. Cleveland Cavaliers
  7. Detroit Pistons
  8. Indiana Pacers
  9. Miami Heat
  10. Milwaukee Bucks
  11. New York Knicks
  12. Orlando Magic
  13. Philadelphia Sixers
  14. Toronto Raptors
  15. Washington Wizards

How does the All-Star Game take place?

Prestigious NBA event, the best players come together for a weekend. Several events are organized such as the three-point contest, the dunk contest, the “skills challenge” and at the end, a gala match between the superstars of the American basketball league.

Which NBA TV broadcast?

Holder of NBA TV rights, BeInSport broadcasts a match every NBA night. The “NBA Extra” show broadcast from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday analyzes NBA news.

How to follow the NBA in streaming?

To follow the NBA on a smartphone, tablet or computer, you will need to subscribe to the NBA application.

Who is the last MVP?

Nikola Jokic could almost have achieved the hat-trick, but the NBA preferred to award the title on May 3, 2023 to Joël Embid. The Sixers pivot was rewarded for his magnificent regular season. This is the third year in a row that the distinction has been awarded to a pivot.

What is the NBA’s record?

Founded in 1946, discover the NBA’s track record since 2000:

  • 2023: Denver Nuggets
  • 2022: Golden State Warriors
  • 2021: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2020: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2019: Toronto Raptors
  • 2018: Golden State Warriors
  • 2017: Golden State Warriors
  • 2016: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015: Golden State Warriors
  • 2014: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2013: Miami Heat
  • 2012: Miami Heat
  • 2011: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2010: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2009: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2008: Boston Celtics
  • 2007: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2006: Miami Heat
  • 2005: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2004: Detroit Pistons
  • 2003: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2002: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2001: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2000: Los Angeles Lakers


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