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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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Golden State Warriors

Jason Richardson's Warriors play 13 of their first 17 at home.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. L.A. Lakers, 10:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 27-33
Streak: Won 1
Record in last 25: 10-15
Last win: GS 122 vs. ATL 97 @ GS (11/02/05)
Last loss: GS 75 vs. POR 78 @ GS (11/03/04)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 9 days: Beginning Friday, Dec. 15, 2006; Ending Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006
@ Phoenix (Dec. 15); @ Toronto (Dec. 17); @ New Jersey (Dec. 18); @ Boston (Dec. 20); @ Orlando (Dec. 22); @ Miami (Dec. 23)

6 games in 9 days: Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007; Ending Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
@ Cleveland (Jan. 30); @ Atlanta (Jan. 31); @ Philadelphia (Feb. 2); @ Charlotte (Feb. 3); @ Indiana (Feb. 5); @ Minnesota (Feb. 7)

Longest home stand(s):

7 games in 14 days: Beginning Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006; Ending Wed., Nov. 22, 2006
NO/OKC (Nov. 9); Detroit (Nov. 11); Toronto (Nov. 14); Sacramento (Nov. 16); Seattle (Nov. 18); Phoenix (Nov. 20); Denver (Nov. 22)


Los Angeles Clippers

Elton Brand and the Clippers have two trips of six games or more.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Phoenix, 10:30 ET
Home opener: Nov. 2 vs. Denver, 10:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 17-19
Streak: Won 2
Record in last 25: 10-15
Last win: LAC 101 vs. SEA 93 @ SEA (11/02/05)
Last loss: LAC 100 vs. SEA 109 @ SEA (10/30/03)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

7 games in 11 days: Beginning Friday, Feb. 2, 2007; Ending Monday, Feb. 12, 2007
@ Boston (Feb. 2); @ Toronto (Feb. 4); @ New York (Feb. 6); @ Cleveland (Feb. 7); @ Philadelphia (Feb. 9); @ Indiana (Feb. 11); @ Detroit (Feb. 12)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 11 days: Beginning Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006; Ending Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006
Denver (Nov. 2); Phoenix (Nov. 4); Portland (Nov. 6); Dallas (Nov. 8); NO/OKC (Nov. 12)

5 games in 11 days: Beginning Wed., Jan. 17, 2007; Ending Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007
Golden State (Jan. 17); Memphis (Jan. 20); Milwaukee (Jan. 23); New Jersey (Jan. 25); Minnesota (Jan. 27)

5 games in 15 days: Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007; Ending Wed., Feb. 28, 2007
Atlanta (Feb. 14); Phoenix (Feb. 20); Golden State (Feb. 24); Charlotte (Feb. 26); Seattle (Feb. 28)


Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe and the Lakers have two long trips back east.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Oct. 31 vs. Phoenix, 10:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 37-21
Streak: Won 3
Record in last 25: 18-7
Last win: LAL 99 vs. DEN 97 @ DEN (OT) (11/02/05)
Last loss: LAL 82 vs. SA 87 @ LAL (10/29/02)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

8 games in 13 days: Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007; Ending Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007
@ New York (Jan. 30); @ Boston (Jan. 31); @ Indiana (Feb. 2); @ Washington (Feb. 3); @ Atlanta (Feb. 5); @ Detroit (Feb. 8); @ Toronto (Feb. 9); @ Cleveland (Feb. 11)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 12 days: Beginning Friday, Nov. 10, 2006; Ending Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006
Detroit (Nov. 10); Memphis (Nov. 12); Toronto (Nov. 17); Chicago (Nov. 19); L.A. Clippers (Nov. 21)

5 games in 10 days: Beginning Sunday, Mar. 25, 2007; Ending Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2007
Golden State (Mar. 25); Memphis (Mar. 27); Houston (Mar. 30); Sacramento (Apr. 1); Denver (Apr. 3)


Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash's Suns open with back-to-back games against the Lakers and Clippers.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Oct. 31 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 ET
Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. L.A. Clippers, 10:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 20-18
Streak: Lost 1
Record in last 25: 10-15
Last win: PHO 112 vs. ATL 82 @ PHO (11/03/04)
Last loss: PHO 108 vs. DAL 111 @ PHO (2OT) (11/01/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006; Ending Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006
@ New Jersey (Dec. 7); @ Boston (Dec. 8); @ Charlotte (Dec. 10); @ Orlando (Dec. 11); @ Miami (Dec. 13)

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Jan, 23, 2007; Ending Monday, Jan. 29, 2007
@ Washington (Jan. 23); @ New York (Jan. 24); @ Milwaukee (Jan. 26); @ Cleveland (Jan. 28); @ Minnesota (Jan. 29)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 9 days: Beginning Friday, Jan. 5, 2007; Ending Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007
Miami (Jan. 5); Golden State (Jan. 7); Seattle (Jan. 9); Cleveland (Jan. 11); Orlando (Jan. 13)

5 games in 11 days: Beginning Friday, Mar. 2, 2007; Ending Monday, Mar. 12, 2007
Indiana (Mar. 2); L.A. Lakers (Mar. 4); Charlotte (Mar. 7); NO/OKC (Mar. 9); Houston (Mar. 12)


Sacramento Kings

Artest and the Kings start the season off with a three-game road trip.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Minnesota, 8 ET
Home opener: Nov. 6 vs. Minnesota, 10 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 31-27
Streak: Lost 2
Record in last 25: 13-12
Last win: SAC 106 vs. CLE 92 @ SAC (10/29/03)
Last loss: SAC 67 vs. NOK 93 @ NOK (11/01/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007; Ending Monday, Mar. 19, 2007
@ Cleveland (Mar. 13); @ Charlotte (Mar. 14); @ Miami (Mar. 16); @ Orlando (Mar. 17); Atlanta (Mar. 19)

Longest home stand(s):

5 games in 11 days: Beginning Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006; Ending Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007
Golden State (Dec. 30); New York (Jan. 2); L.A. Lakers (Jan. 4); Portland (Jan. 6); Cleveland (Jan. 9)