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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Chicago Bulls

Ben Wallace and the Bulls visit Miami on Oct. 31 to tip off the season against the Heat on TNT.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Oct. 31 at Miami, 8 ET, TNT
Home opener: Nov. 3 vs. Sacramento 8:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 21-19
Streak: Won 1
Record in last 25: 14-11
Last win: CHI 109 vs. CHA 105 @ CHI (OT) (11/02/05)
Last loss: CHI 106 vs. NJ 111 @ CHI (2OT) (11/05/04)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

7 games in 12 days: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006; Ending Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006
@ Dallas (Nov. 14); @ Houston (Nov. 16); @ San Antonio (Nov. 17); @ L.A. Lakers (Nov. 19); @ Denver (Nov. 21); @ Philadelphia (Nov. 24); @ New York (Nov. 25)

7 games in 12 days: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2006; Ending Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007
@ L.A. Clippers (Jan. 31); @ Seattle (Feb. 2); @ Portland (Feb. 3); @ Utah (Feb. 5); @ Sacramento (Feb. 8); @ Golden State (Feb. 9); @ Phoenix (Feb. 11)

Longest home stand(s):

8 games in 14 days: Beginning Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006; Ending Friday, Dec. 15, 2006
Washington (Dec. 2); Boston (Dec. 4); Philadelphia (Dec. 6); Toronto (Dec. 8); Minnesota (Dec. 9); Indiana (Dec. 11); Seattle (Dec. 13); Milwaukee (Dec. 15)


Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James is back on Nov. 1 when his Cavaliers open up at home against the Wizards.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Washington 8 ET, ESPN

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 9-27
Streak: Won 1
Record in last 25: 7-18
Last win: CLE 109 vs. NOK 87 @ CLE (11/02/05)
Last loss: CLE 104 vs. IND 109 @ CLE (2OT) (11/03/04)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

7 games in 12 days: Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007; Ending Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007
@ Sacramento (Jan. 9); @ Phoenix (Jan. 11); @ L.A. Clippers (Jan. 13); @ Seattle (Jan. 16); @ Portland (Jan. 17); @ Denver (Jan. 19); @ Golden State (Jan. 20)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 10 days: Beginning Friday, Feb. 2, 2007; Ending Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007
Charlotte (Feb. 2); Detroit (Feb. 4); L.A. Clippers (Feb. 7); Miami (Feb. 9); L.A. Lakers (Feb. 11)


Detroit Pistons

Detroit's Chauncey Billups tries to point the Heat in the right direction on Nov. 1 against the Bucks.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Milwaukee, 8 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 28-30
Streak: Won 2
Record in last 25: 16-9
Last win: DET 108 vs. PHI 88 @ DET (11/02/05
Last loss: DET 87 vs. IND 89 @ DET (10/29/03)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 8 days: Beginning Friday, Mar. 9, 2007; Ending Friday, Mar. 16, 2007
@ Denver (Mar. 9); @ L.A. Clippers (Mar. 11); @ Seattle (Mar. 13); @ Portland (Mar. 14); @ Phoenix (Mar. 16)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 9 days: Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007; Ending Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007
Boston (Feb. 6); L.A. Lakers (Feb. 8); Toronto (Feb. 10); L.A. Clippers (Feb. 12); San Antonio (Feb. 14)


Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are now Jermaine O'Neal's team, as Indiana heads to Charlotte on Nov. 1.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Charlotte
Home opener: Nov. 3 vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 22-17
Streak: Won 4
Record in last 25: 13-12
Last win: IND 90 vs. ORL 78 @ ORL (11/02/05)
Last loss: IND 97 vs. NJ 103 @ NJ (10/30/01)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 9 days: Beginning Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006; Ending Monday, Dec. 4, 2006
@ Toronto (Nov. 26); @ Portland (Nov. 28); @ Golden State (Nov. 29); @ Seattle (Dec. 1); @ Denver (Dec. 2); @ L.A. Lakers (Dec. 4)

Longest home stand(s):

6 games in 17 days: Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, 2007; Ending Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007
Golden State (Feb. 5); Seattle (Feb. 7); Denver (Feb. 9); L.A. Clippers (Feb. 11); Memphis (Feb. 14); Milwaukee (Feb. 21)


Milwaukee Bucks

Michael Redd's Bucks will have new unis and a new-look team on Nov. 1 in Detroit.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Detroit, 8 ET
Home opener: Nov. 4 vs. Sacramento, 8:30 p.m. ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 23-15
Streak: Won 1
Record in last 25: 16-9
Last win: MIL 117 vs. PHI 108 @ PHI (OT) (11/01/05)
Last loss: MIL 92 vs. ORL 93 @ ORL (11/03/04)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

4 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006; Ending Monday, Dec. 4, 2006
@ L.A. Lakers (Nov. 28); @ Phoenix (Dec. 1); @ Golden State (Dec. 2); @ Utah (Dec. 4)

4 games in 6 days: Beginning Friday, Jan. 19, 2007; Ending Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007
@ Seattle (Jan. 19); @ Portland (Jan. 21); @ L.A. Clippers (Jan. 23); @ Sacramento (Jan. 24)

Longest home stand(s):

7 games in 19 days: Beginning Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007; Ending Sunday, Mar. 25, 2007
L.A. Lakers (Mar. 7); Cleveland (Mar. 10); Toronto (Mar. 12); San Antonio (Mar. 15); Charlotte (Mar. 17); L.A. Clippers (Mar. 21); Detroit (Mar. 25)