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# How many games can be played maximun in the nba playoff first round?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

You can calculate this by just adding the number of matches a team has played, to the number of matches yet to be played in the season. Go to the NBA web page, click on the team's 'standing', and you will see how many matches have been played to date. Then go to 'scores and schedules' and figure out for any given team, the number of games left for that team. I was able to calculate this because the season has only 9 days to go. It would be tedious to use this method to calculate your answer in the middle of the season.

For example: As of today April 6, 2009;

Toronto and San Antonio have played 76 matches each, and have 6 more matches to play by the end of the season - April 15. This makes a total of 82 matches. Take Detroit (my team) and the Lakers. Both have played 77 matches, and are left with 5 matches each to to wrap up. Again this makes a total of 82 matches.

Although this reasoning is logical, I stand to be corrected because there are 30 teams in the NBA, which means that each team has to play 29 other teams for 'x' number of games. Since 'x' must be a whole number, (and perhaps an even number for road and home matches) there must be a way of reaching 82 games, which is not clear to me if my deduction of 82 games per season is right.

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15y ago

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13y ago

depends on how many and usually abt 7 games

Wiki User

12y ago

There can be a maximum of 56 games in the first round of the NBA playoffs. This would only be possible if all eight (8) match-ups went into 7 games.

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