The NBA is a basketball league that has a history of rivalry and competition. The league was founded in 1946 and has since evolved into a major sports organization. It now has 30 teams divided into two conferences (the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference) and six divisions. Each of these teams competes in 82 games during the regular season and then four rounds of playoffs to determine the best team in each conference.
The regular season begins in mid-October and ends in early April. The playoffs begin with the top six teams in each conference based on their overall record and then other teams qualify if they have better records than the first six.
Each of the 30 teams has a home and a road schedule for each of the 82 games they play. They also have a set number of home and away games against other teams in their division and in other intraconference divisions.
There are a few ways that the NBA works to get more people into the arenas each week. One way is to make sure that they sell more tickets, and the other is to create an exciting atmosphere where fans can watch the games every night.
In order to do this, the NBA has created a number of different rules that help to keep fans from getting bored or distracted during the games. This includes things like the 24-second shot clock, and the fact that teams must score a point within 24 seconds of taking possession of the ball.
The 24-second shot clock is a rule that was introduced in 1954 and it helps to encourage shooting. In fact, it’s one of the most common and popular rules in the NBA today.
As a result of this rule, the league has been known to attract many big name players to its teams, such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. This has helped to build the NBA into a league that is incredibly competitive and a huge draw for fans all over the country.
Another thing that the NBA has done to improve the experience for its fans is to change the way it plays. They have created a more streamlined and easier to understand format. This is a great way for newcomers to the game to get involved and have fun.
They have also helped to make the playoffs a more exciting event by including a play-in tournament for the seventh and eighth seeds. This allows more teams to qualify for the postseason and it makes the playoffs a more competitive environment than ever before.
The Play-In Tournament is a series of games that are played between the teams that are ranked 7 through 10 in each conference. These teams have to win two straight games in order to secure a spot in the playoffs.
They also have a tiebreaker for the first and second seed in each conference. The first team to win five games will win the division and the second will receive the top seed in their conference. This helps to ensure that the two best teams in each conference do not meet until the finals at the earliest possible time.