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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Atlanta Hawks

Joe Johnson's Hawks open in Philly on Nov. 1, at home against the Knicks on Nov. 3.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Philadelphia, 7 ET
Home opener: Nov. 3 vs. New York, 7:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 27-30
Streak: Lost 7
Record in last 25: 8-17
Last win: ATL 100 vs. CLE 83 @ ATL (02/05/99)
Last loss: ATL 97 vs. GS 122 @ GS (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 8 days: Beginning Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, ending Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006
@ Portland (Dec. 3); @ Seattle (Dec. 5); @ Denver (Dec. 6); @ L.A. Lakers (Dec. 8); @ Sacramento (Dec. 10)

5 games in 12 days: Beginning Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, ending Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007
@ Phoenix (Feb. 9); @ Golden State (Feb. 11); @ Utah (Feb. 12); @ L.A. Clippers (Feb. 14); @ Chicago (Feb. 20)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 7 days: Beginning Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, ending Friday, Feb. 2, 2007
Philadelphia (Jan. 27); Orlando (Jan. 29); Golden State (Jan. 31); Toronto (Feb. 2)

4 games in 7 days: Beginning Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007, ending Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007
Washington (Mar. 7); Memphis (Mar. 9); Minnesota (Mar. 10); Philadelphia (Mar. 13)

4 games in 7 days: Beginning Monday, Mar. 19, 2007, ending Sunday, Mar. 25, 2007
Sacramento (Mar. 19); Miami (Mar. 21); Portland (Mar. 23); Dallas (Mar. 25)


Charlotte Bobcats

Adam Morrison wants you to attend the Bobcats' home opener on Nov. 3 against the Knicks.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Philadelphia, 7 ET
Home opener: Nov. 3 vs. New York, 7:30 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 0-2
Streak: Lost 2
Record in last 25: 0-2
Last win: None Last loss: CHA 105 vs. CHI 109 @ CHI (OT) (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 10 days: Beginning Monday, Feb. 26, 2007; Ending Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2007
@ L.A. Clippers (Feb. 26); @ Sacramento (Feb. 28); @ Portland (Mar. 1); @ Seattle (Mar. 4); @ Utah (Mar. 5); @ Phoenix (Mar. 7)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 8 days: Beginning Sunday, Dec. 3, 2007; Ending Sunday, Dec. 10, 2007
Detroit (Dec. 3); San Antonio (Dec. 6); Houston (Dec. 8); Phoenix (Dec. 10)

4 games in 7 days: Beginning Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007; Ending Friday, Mar. 16, 2007 Memphis (Mar. 10); Orlando (Mar. 12); Sacramento (Mar. 14); L.A. Clippers (Mar. 16)


Miami Heat

The Heat get their rings on Oct. 31 against the Bulls.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and home opener: Oct. 31 vs Chicago, 8 ET, TNT

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 10-8
Streak: Won 2
Record in last 25: 10-8
Last win: MIA 97 vs. MEM 78 @ MEM (11/02/05)
Last loss: MIA 74 vs. PHI 89 @ PHI (10/28/03)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 11 days: Beginning Friday, Jan. 5, 2007; Ending Monday, Jan. 15, 2007
@ Phoenix (Jan. 5); @ Portland (Jan. 7); @ Seattle (Jan. 10); @ Golden State (Jan. 12); @ Utah (Jan. 13); @ L.A. Lakers (Jan. 15)

Longest home stand(s):

6 games in 12 days: Beginning Friday, Mar. 2, 2007; Ending Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007
Detroit (Mar. 2); Atlanta (Mar. 5); Chicago (Mar. 7); Minnesota (Mar. 9); Washington (Mar. 11); Utah (Mar. 13)


Orlando Magic

Dwight Howard's Magic welcome the Bulls to Orlando to open the season.
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Season and Home Openers

Season and Home opener: Nov. 1 vs. Chicago

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 10-7
Streak: Lost 1
Record in last 25: 10-7
Last win: ORL 93 vs. MIL 92 @ ORL (11/03/04)
Last loss: ORL 78 vs. IND 90 @ ORL (11/02/05)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

6 games in 10 days: Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, 2006; Ending Wed., Dec. 6, 2006 @ Utah (Nov. 27); @ Seattle (Nov. 29); @ Portland (Dec. 1); @ L.A. Clippers (Dec. 3); @ Sacramento (Dec. 4); @ Indiana (Dec. 6)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 6 days: Beginning Friday, Dec. 8, 2006; Ending Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006
Detroit (Dec. 8); Philadelphia (Dec. 9); Phoenix (Dec. 11); Toronto (Dec. 13)

4 games in 9 days: Beginning Friday, Mar. 30, 2007; Ending Saturday, Apr. 7, 2007
Indiana (Mar. 30), Minnesota (Apr. 1), Toronto (Apr. 4), Memphis (Apr. 7)


Washington Wizards

Gilbert Arenas' Wizards begin their quest for their third consecutive Playoffs appearance on Nov. 1 in Cleveland.
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Season and Home Openers

Season opener: Nov. 1 at Cleveland, 8 ET, TNT
Home opener: Nov. 4 vs. Boston, 7 ET

Season Opener Stats

Opening game record: 20-25
Streak: Won 3
Record in last 25: 9-16
Last win: WAS 99 vs. TOR 96 @ TOR (11/02/05)
Last loss: WAS 68 vs. TOR 74 @ TOR (10/30/02)

Longest Trip, Homestand

Longest road trip(s):

5 games in 7 days: Beginning Tuesday, March 20, 2007; Ending Monday, March 26, 2007
@ Portland (March 20), @ Seattle (March 21), @ Golden State (March 23), @ L.A. Clippers (March 24), @ Utah (March 26)

Longest home stand(s):

4 games in 9 days: Beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007; Ending Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007
LA Lakers (Feb. 3); Seattle (Feb. 5); San Antonio (Feb. 7); Portland (Feb. 11)

4 games in 7 days: Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007; Ending Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2007
Miami (Feb. 28); Atlanta (Mar. 2); Golden State (Mar. 4); Toronto (Mar. 6)