From Oct. 31 to April 18, the 30 NBA teams will play 1230 games in 169 days. (Well, actually, it's 165 dates as the schedule bears no games on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, the Friday before All-Star and the Monday after.)

How do we squeeze a team's 82 games into 165 dates? There's nothing like it in sports. Football players never play more than two times a week. Baseball has games nearly every day, but even we could stand out in the sun all day and then run the base paths four times a game, seven days a week.

It's different in the NBA. We go 94 feet for 48 minutes, broken into 24-second segments, every other day. When we crown a champion in late June, it not only symbolizes that team's considerable hoops skills, but it's also a testament to that team's physical and mental toughness.

To illustrate our players' toughness, we've looked at each team's longest homestand and longest road trip. We've also taken a look at where it all beings: Opening Night. Check out when and where your team opens the season. Who knows? It could be your team's first step to hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June.

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Boston Celtics

Paul Pierce's Celtics tips off their 60th season against the Hornets at home on Nov. 1.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City 7:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 37-23
Streak: Won 1
Record in last 25: 16-9
Last win: BOS 114 vs. NY 100 @ BOS (OT) (11/02/05)
Last loss: BOS 95 vs. PHI 98 @ BOS (11/03/04)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006; Ending Monday, Jan. 1, 2007
@ Denver (Dec. 26); @ L.A. Clippers (Dec. 27); @ Golden State (Dec. 29); @ Seattle (Dec. 31); @ Portland (Jan. 1)

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007; Ending Monday, Feb. 26, 2007
@ Sacramento (Feb. 20); @ Phoenix (Feb. 21); @ L.A. Lakers (Feb. 23); @ Utah (Feb. 24); @ Houston (Feb. 26)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 8 days: Beginning Sunday, Mar. 4, 2007; Ending Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007
Minnesota (Mar. 4); Houston (Mar. 7); Seattle (Mar. 9); Chicago (Mar. 11)

4 games in 8 days: Beginning Wed., Mar. 21, 2007; Ending Wed., Mar. 28, 2007
Charlotte (Mar. 21); Dallas (Mar. 23); Toronto (Mar. 26); Orlando (Mar. 28)


New Jersey Nets

Can Kidd and Carter get the Nets off on the right foot when they host Toronto on Nov. 1?
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Toronto, 7:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 17-22
Streak: Lost 3
Record in last 25: 10-15
Last win: NJ 105 vs. ATL 94 @ NJ (10/30/02)
Last loss: NJ 96 vs. MIL 110 @ NJ (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 10 days: Beginning Sunday, Mar. 4, 2007; Ending Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007
@ Philadelphia (Mar. 4); @ Dallas (Mar. 6); @ Houston (Mar. 9); @ San Antonio (Mar. 10); @ Memphis (Mar. 12); @ NO/OKC (Mar. 13)

Longest home stand(s):

6 games in 12 days: Beginning Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006; Ending Wed., Dec. 13, 2006
Philadelphia (Dec. 2); Dallas (Dec. 5); Phoenix (Dec. 7); Boston (Dec. 9); Memphis (Dec. 11); Milwaukee (Dec. 13)


New York Knicks

The Knicks and Stephon Marbury look to reverse their fortunes under new coach Isiah Thomas in Memphis on Nov. 1.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Memphis, 8 ET
Homeopener: Nov. 4 vs. Indiana, 7:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 35-25
Streak: Lost 4
Record in last 25: 12-13
Last win: NY 93 vs. WAS 91 @ NY (10/30/01)
Last loss: NY 100 vs. BOS 114 @ BOS (OT) (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 8 days: Beginning Friday, Dec. 29, 2006; Ending Friday, Jan. 5, 2007
@ Phoenix (Dec. 29); @ L.A. Clippers (Dec. 31); @ Sacramento (Jan. 2); @ Portland (Jan. 3); @ Seattle (Jan. 5)

Longest home stand(s):

6 games in 12 days: Beginning Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006; Ending Wed., Dec. 13, 2006
Toronto (Dec. 2); Memphis (Dec. 4); Washington (Dec. 6); Milwaukee (Dec. 9); Boston (Dec. 11); Atlanta (Dec. 13)


Philadelphia 76ers

Chris Webber and the Sixers tip off the season against the Hawks at home on Nov. 1.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Atlanta

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 38-19
Streak: Lost 1
Record in last 25: 15-10
Last win: PHI 98 vs. BOS 95 @ BOS (11/03/04)
Last loss: PHI 108 vs. MIL 117 OT @ PHI (11/01/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

7 games in 11 days: Beginning Saturday, December 26, 2006; Ending Fri., Jan. 5, 2007

@ Golden State (Dec. 26); @ Sacramento (Dec. 27); @ Portland (Dec. 29); @ L.A. Lakers (Dec. 31); @ Denver (Jan. 2); @ Utah (Jan. 3); @ Minnesota (Jan. 5)

Longest home stand(s):

7 games in 20 days: Beginning Friday, Feb. 2, 2006; Ending Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007
Golden State (Feb. 2); New Jersey (Feb. 5); Charlotte (Feb. 7); L.A. Clippers (Feb. 9); Dallas (Feb. 11); Washington (Feb. 14); New York (Feb. 21)


Toronto Raptors

The 2006 No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani of the Raptors begins his NBA career on Nov. 1 in New Jersey.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at New Jersey, 7 ET
Home opener: Nov. 3 vs. Milwaukee, 7 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 5-6
Streak: Lost 1
Record in last 25: 5-6
Last win: TOR 95 vs. HOU 88 @ TOR (11/03/04)
Last loss: TOR 96 vs. WAS 99 @ TOR (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 9 days: Beginning Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006; Ending Monday, Nov. 20, 2006
@ Sacramento (Nov. 12), @ Golden State (Nov. 14), @ LA Lakers (Nov. 17), @ Denver (Nov. 18), @ Utah (Nov. 20)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 10 days: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007; Ending Friday, Jan. 26, 2007
Sacramento (Jan. 17); Utah (Jan. 19); Charlotte (Jan. 22); NO/OKC (Jan. 24); Boston (Jan. 26)