NBA: This is how the new NBA championship works: regulations, games, schedules, prizes…
toNBA history completely changes this November 3. The addition of a new tournament, acclaimed and anticipated for years, begins in a different season. Something innovative for what the American League has always been. Time to explain How it worksThe matches played, the groups formed, and the prizes for the winners and finalists.
From November to December
Firstly, it should be noted that this tournament will last for only one month. It starts at dawn From 3 to 4 November And it ends From 9 to 10 December. They will be played on Friday November 3, 10, 17, and 24 and Tuesday, November 14, 21, and 28 From the same month.
At that moment the regular phase of the tournament ends. From there, these raters will measure themselves December 4 and 5 For the quarter-finals, 7 The semi-finals and 9 The grand finale.
Participants, groups and classifieds
The new tournament will include 30 team noteA- divided into Six groups of zincOr the tournament was formed as follows:
– West A: Grizzlies, Suns, Lakers, Jazz and Blazers
– West b: Nuggets, Clippers, Pelicans, Mavericks, and Rockets
– West c: Kings, Warriors, Timberwolves, Thunder and Spurs
– This to: Sixers, Cavaliers, Hawks, Pacers, Pistons
– This is the letter B: Bucks, Knicks, Heat, Wizards and Hornets
– This is A: Celtics, Nets, Raptors, Magic and Bulls
They will all be playing against franchises from Your conference, But it is not necessary to divide it. Among these six groups Six are the best and the other two are with the best record A total of eight teams must qualify for the next round.
The final stage will be held December 4. the The last four To decide who the hero will be December 8 and 9 VT Mobile in Las Vegas.
Awards and regular season
The tournament champion award is $500,000 per player. The league officially announced that coaches who lift the trophy will also receive it. From here stem the economic benefits decreasing:
– runner up ($200,000)
– Semi-finals ($100,000)
– Quarter-finals ($50,000)
One of the most frequently asked questions is whether these matchups are valid for the regular season. Each team will compete 82 matches in the regular stage. Those who play in groups They will be counted in the tournament and thus in the regular season. Those played in the final stage (starting December 4), no. They will be separate.
Begins A new era in the NBA. A different tournament, different from the previous one, and impressing the fans. The league seems to be taking this seriously.