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From Oct. 31 to April 18, 30 NBA teams will play 1230 games in 169 days.

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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Denver Nuggets

Carmelo Anthony's Nuggets open with a playoff rematch against the Clippers in L.A.
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Season opener: Nov. 2 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 ET
Home opener: Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota, 9 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 18-21
Streak: Lost 2
Record in last 25: 12-13
Last win: DEN 80 vs. SA 72 @ DEN (10/29/03)
Last loss: DEN 91 vs. SA 102 @ SA (11/01/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 8 days: Beginning Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006; Ending Saturday Dec. 16, 2006
@ Dallas (Dec. 9); @ Atlanta (Dec. 12); @ Washington (Dec. 13); @ Boston (Dec. 15); @ New York (Dec. 16)

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2007; Ending Monday, Mar. 26, 2007
@ New Jersey (Mar. 20); @ Chicago (Mar. 22); @ Toronto (Mar. 23); @ Cleveland (Mar. 25); @ Detroit (Mar. 26)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 11 days: Beginning Monday, Dec. 18, 2006; Ending Thursday, Dec. 28, 2007
Washington (Dec. 18); Phoenix (Dec. 20); Sacramento (Dec. 22); Boston (Dec. 26); Seattle (Dec. 28)


Minnesota Timberwolves

KG and the Wolves will spend much of March on the road.
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Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Sacramento, 8 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 10-7
Streak: Won 6
Record in last 25: 10-7
Last win: MIN 90 vs. POR 86 @ MIN (11/02/05)
Last loss: MIN 95 vs. SAC 100 @ SAC (11/05/99)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007; Ending Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007
@ Phoenix (Jan. 21); @ Utah (Jan. 22); @ Portland (Jan. 24); @ Seattle (Jan. 26); @ L.A. Clippers (Jan. 27)

5 games in 8 days: Beginning Friday, Mar. 16, 2007; Ending Friday, Mar. 23, 2007
@ Golden State (Mar. 16); @ L.A. Lakers (Mar. 18); @ Phoenix (Mar. 20); @ Sacramento (Mar. 21); @ Seattle (Mar. 23)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 10 days: Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007; Ending Friday, Mar. 2, 2007
Charlotte (Feb. 21); Phoenix (Feb. 23); Washington (Feb. 25); Dallas (Feb. 27); Utah (Mar. 2)


Portland Trail Blazers

Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge will make their pro debut in Seattle.
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Season opener: Nov. 1 at Seattle, 10 ET
Home opener: Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota, 10 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 21-15
Streak: Lost 1
Record in last 25: 15-10
Last win: POR 78 vs. GS 75 @ GS (11/03/04)
Last loss: POR 86 vs. MIN 90 @ MIN (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 9 days: Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006; Ending Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006
@ Detroit (Dec. 5); @ Milwaukee (Dec. 6); @ Indiana (Dec. 8); @ Toronto (Dec. 10); @ Philadelphia (Dec. 11); @ Memphis (Dec. 13)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 8 days: Beginning Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006; Ending Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006
Phoenix (Nov. 26); Indiana (Nov. 28); Orlando (Dec. 1); Atlanta (Dec. 3)

4 games in 11 days: Beginning Thursday, Mar. 1, 2007; Ending Sunday, Mar. 11, 2007
Charlotte (Mar. 1); Sacramento (Mar. 3); San Antonio (Mar. 6); Golden State (Mar. 11)


Seattle Supersonics

Ray Allen's Sonics will spend much of the first two months in the eastern time zone.
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Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Portland, 10 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 19-20
Streak: Lost 2
Record in last 25: 15-10
Last win: SEA 109 vs. LAC 100 @ SEA (10/30/03)
Last loss: SEA 93 vs. LAC 101 @ SEA (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006; Ending Monday, Nov. 13, 2006
@ Miami (Nov. 7); @ Orlando (Nov. 8); @ Charlotte (Nov. 10); @ Atlanta (Nov. 11); @ New Jersey (Nov. 13)

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006; Ending Monday, Dec. 18, 2006
@ Milwaukee (Dec. 12); @ Chicago (Dec. 13); @ Cleveland (Dec. 15); @ Detroit (Dec. 17); @ Memphis (Dec. 18)

Longest home stand(s):

7 games in 19 days: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007; Ending Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007
Miami (Jan. 10); Utah (Jan. 12); Cleveland (Jan. 16); Milwaukee (Jan. 19); Denver (Jan. 23); Minnesota (Jan. 26); L.A. Clippers (Jan. 28)


Utah Jazz

Andrei Kirilenko and the Jazz play three of four at home to start the season.
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Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Houston, 9 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 14-18
Streak: Won 3
Record in last 25: 12-13
Last win: UTA 93 vs. DAL 82 @ UTA (11/02/05)
Last loss: UTA 75 vs. NO 100 @ NO (10/30/02)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006; Ending Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006
@ Indiana (Dec. 17), @ New York (Dec. 18), @ Atlanta (Dec. 20), @ Charlotte (Dec. 22), @ Memphis (Dec. 23)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 10 days: Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, 2007; Ending Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007
Chicago (Feb. 5); New York (Feb. 10); Atlanta (Feb. 12); Cleveland (Feb. 14)