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NBA Schedule Quirks: Atlantic Division

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The NBA schedule was released around two months ago, and you could sense right away that players were studying those dates carefully. Things they had to watch out for were the upcoming rematches, rivalries, or reunions. Teams usually have something unusual in their calendars, and we are here to find out what they are. Let us focus our attention on those teams in the Atlantic Division.

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown and Al Horford can’t wait for the month of March. They will be in the state of Georgia for five days because of back-to-back games against the Atlanta Hawks. Why is this something to get excited about? Well, it’s because both players still have homes in Atlanta. Horford was a Hawk for nine years, while Brown is a native of Atlanta.

Toronto Raptors

If the Raptors want to complain about something, they might as well complain about their back-to-back games. Of their 14 back-to-back games, 11 will involve traveling from one city to another. That’s not all. The team will have to be wary for the months of November, January, and March. Those months will see them play 15 games, with January being the busiest because of its nine road games.

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Philadelphia 76ers

This one is going to get really weird, right? Coach Nick Nurse, the new leader of the Sixers, will play against Toronto twice in his team’s first four games. We all know that Nurse, who led the Raptors to a title a few years ago, will be in an awkward situation when he faces his former team.

Brooklyn Nets

All eyes are on Paris, France. If there is one date on the calendar that players of the Nets will be circling, it will be January 11, 2024. The team will be crossing the pond to play a regular season game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The venue for that matchup will be Accor Arena, and even if the game doesn’t feature Victor Wembanyama, it will still be an exciting event to watch out for.

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New York Knicks

Things could be really interesting down the line. The Knicks will be playing the Chicago Bulls three times in the last six games of their season. If both teams are near each other in the Eastern Conference Standings, these games could have extra meaning. Advantage could go to the Bulls, though, since two of those three games will be held in Chicago’s United Center.


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