The National Basketball Association consists of 29 teams divided into the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Teams are further divided into four divisions: Atlantic, Central, Midwest and Pacific.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division Central Division
Boston Celtics Atlanta Hawks
Miami Heat Charlotte Hornets
New Jersey Nets Chicago Bulls
New York Knicks Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic Detroit Pistons
Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers
Washington Wizards Milwaukee Bucks
Toronto Raptors
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division Pacific Division
Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors
Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Clippers
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
Minnesota Timberwolves Phoenix Suns
San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz Sacramento Kings
Vancouver Grizzlies Seattle SuperSonics

Each team plays an 82-game regular season schedule with 41 home and 41 road games. Each team plays four games (two home, two away) against every team in its division and two games (one home, one away) against every team in the other conference. Each team in the Midwest Division plays four games (two home, two away) against every team in the Pacific Division and vice-versa. Because there is an extra team in the Eastern Conference, each team in the Atlantic Division plays four games (two home, two away) against six teams and three games against two teams in the Central Division, while each team in the Central Division plays four games against five teams and three games against two teams in the Atlantic Division.