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NBA 2020/21 will end in July before the Tokyo Olympics kicks off

The sudden change of the Football Association after the negotiations helped speed up the approval process for the NBA’s new season.

Just a few days after speaking out, the NBA Players Association (NBPA) changed its attitude and agreed with the idea of ​​opening the season on December 22. The new season will feature 72 matches and end in July before the Tokyo Olympics kicks off. After the new NBA season being postponed for a long time, it finally kicks off.

One of the reasons the NBPA changed its mind was the meeting between the top players with CEO Michele Roberts. Previously, the players said that 2 months of rest between the two seasons was not enough to restore fitness. However, Roberts convinced the players to vote yes.

The Christmas series will be a boost in ratings for the NBA

With the current schedule, the NBA will still have games for Christmas, and a 72-game season could end in the summer. This plan could bring 500 million – 1 billion USD in revenue for the tournament as well as the players.

Initially, the athletes wanted to push the start of the season to the end of January, early February 2021. However, that would cause the end of the season to coincide with the Olympics and the NFL, leading to television ratings as well as revenue decline.

Meanwhile, no one wants to cut the season short to 50-60 games because the television rights will decrease, directly affecting the players’ pocket money.

Currently, NBPA and the NBA Organizing Committee are promoting negotiations on when to open the free transfer market. The players want to push this deadline as close to the NBA Draft as possible, because the teams will focus on December 1.

Many financial questions are still waiting to be resolved

Also, the players and the organizers are negotiating financial issues. It is expected that the negotiations will last until the end of next week. Once the two sides agree, the NBA will open up the transfer market, allowing teams to trade.

The biggest obstacle right now is the wage trust ratio. The bosses want to withhold 25% of the players’ wages this season like the end of last season to relieve the financial pressure, while the players only accept the maximum number of 18%.

The opening day of the new NBA season continued to be postponed

Initially, the season was scheduled to kick off in early December and soon moved to Christmas (December 24). But according to the latest update, the NBA will be moved down again.

After the 2019-20 season closes with the Los Angeles Lakers championship, the NBA executive team has begun with the start of the next season, 2020-21. In fact, planning for the next season has been discussed for several months due to the complex effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initially, the season was scheduled to kick off in early December and soon moved to Christmas (December 24). But according to the latest update from Yahoo Sports, it is very likely that the 2020-21 season will not start at the end of December or early January next year.

Two months to prepare for the new season

Instead, the start of the season is set to be January 18, 2021, which is also the day of Martin Luther King Jr., an important day in American history. January 18 of the following year was introduced by NBA executive committee member Adam Silver in meeting with the board. This is a milestone that gives teams about 2 months to prepare before the new season.

Two months to prepare for the new season

A lot of people have been practicing throughout the translation breaks to stay fit and they need to rest, both physically and mentally, before starting a new reel. However, the late start of the 2020-21 season will always affect the 2021-22 season.

Mr. Silver said that management wants the 2021-22 season to return to the old orbit (starting October and ending next June), so the 2020-21 season is likely to shrink. Currently, the NBA does not have an official plan in organizing the next season’s competition as well as a regulation on the salary budget for the teams. The audience is also not sure to enter because of the complicated developments of COVID-19.

The Los Angeles Lakers became the NBA Championship 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers became the most successful NBA team by leveling the Boston Celtics’ record 17 times NBA Championship.

Goran Dragic returned to the Miami Heat side, but he was unable to help the home team make a difference in game 6. After giving up in the match two days ago, Erik Spoelstra’s players were no longer able to afford it. make it difficult for LeBron James and his teammates.

Coach Frank Vogel unexpectedly replaced Dwight Howard in the starting line-up with Alex Caruso with a clear intention. Speed ​​up the game from the start and strengthen the defense of the outside. This math quickly works when Heat only scores 20 points in the first half and 16 points in the next inning. The first half of the game, they achieved a throw efficiency of less than 40%.

The Los Angeles Lakers became the most successful NBA team

Heat is completely powerless against the Lakers in game 6 NBA finals

At the other end of the pitch, Anthony Davis completely overwhelmed Bam Adebayo under the basket. At times, the LA Lakers’ score in paint was as much as the total score of the Miami Heat. After the first two innings, the Lakers led 28 points, the gap after the first half of the second biggest game in NBA Finals history.

From here on, the Miami Heat could not pose any other problems for the Lakers. Right at the start of the fourth half, LeBron James hit triple-double and his side won an overwhelming 106-93 win, winning their first NBA Championship in 10 years and the 17th title in history.

The title Finals MVP goes to LeBron James

LeBron has 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to bring home the fourth NBA Basketball Championship ring of his career, Anthony Davis scored 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Rajon Rondo deserves praise with 19 points, 4 assists from the bench.

The title Finals MVP goes to LeBron James. This is the fourth time a star born in 1984 has the title. All four times the NBA Championship, James was honored as the Player of the Final Series.

LA Clippers are eliminated from the NBA play-off

Losing three games straight, despite leading 3-1, the Los Angeles Clippers stopped in the western semi-finals with an 89-104 defeat to Denver Nuggets in game 7 on September 16.

The Los Angeles Clippers (black) came in better and made a 12-point difference in the middle of the second half. But Doc Rivers teachers and students played poorly in the second half of the match.

The Clippers missed 13 of the first 14 shots in the fourth half and were led to 20 points with two minutes remaining. In-game 5 and game 6, seed number two in the West lost even though they had a lead of more than 15 points in the second half.

This is the second time in 5 years, the Clippers have lost back in the play-off after leading 3-1 total. At the 2015 West Finals, Los Angeles representatives were eliminated after seven games against the Houston Rockets.

In its 50-year history, the Clippers have never surpassed the domain semi-finals at the NBA Play-off. Including the four most popular American sports (basketball, baseball, rugby, ice hockey), the Clippers are the team with the longest time away from the regional finals.

Midfielder Nikola Jokic (white) achieved a triple-double in game 7 with 16 points, 13 assists, and 22 rebounds. Jamal Murray scored 40 points and helped Denver Nuggets win the fourth domain final ticket in history, on the 49th birthday of coach Mike Malone.

The Denver Nuggets have twice made a comeback

The Denver Nuggets became the first team in history to have twice made a comeback, losing 1-3 in a play-off. They returned to the Western final after 11 years of absence. In NBA history, there have been nine teams ahead of Denver Nuggets coming upstream when they were 1 to 3 in the play-offs. The Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets have done it twice but in two different seasons.

In the Western NBA Finals, the Denver Nuggets met another Los Angeles city representative, the Lakers. Before that, LeBron James and his teammates defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the semifinals of the region and brought the Lakers back to the fourth round of the strongest team after 10 years. This series starts on the morning of September 19.

Bucks won after losing the first three games in the NBA semi-finals

Milwaukee Bucks’ number one seed defeated the Miami Heat 118-115 in game four of the Eastern semi-finals on September 7, shortening the overall score 1-3 in the series.

Bucks suffered losses at the start of the second half when superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo relapsed with an ankle injury. The best player in NBA 2019 only played 11 minutes of this match but scored 19 points.

When Antetokounmpo left the field, Khris Middleton became the main scorer of the East group’s top team. The 29-year-old shined with 21 points in the third half, the game he scored the most in his career. In extra time, Middleton netted nine of the team’s 11 points, fixing the Bucks’ first win in the Eastern Semifinals this year.

Failure in the series was at times close to the Bucks, as they were led by fifth seed Heat 100-92 in the middle of the fourth half. But the Bucks’ effort brought the four main innings to a close 107-107. In extra time, seed number one won 11-8 to win 118-115.

The Bucks’ reserve overwhelmed the opponent in this match with 32 points compared to 17 of the opponent. Tyler Herro was the substitute to score the most points for Heat with 11 points, including three important long shots at the end of the fourth and extra time, but failed to help the home team win.

The Milwaukee Bucks will have to win all three next games to reach the East Final, while the Miami Heat only needs one more win. None of the teams that were led 0-3 have won backward in the NBA play-off.

A dramatic ending in the first round of the NBA play-off

The match between West Houston Rockets’ fourth seed and Oklahoma City Thunder number five was the final series of NBA play-off round 1. The Rockets won the first two games, but Thunder won three of the next four to bring the series into game 7.

Lower Thunder 4-3 after seven games, the Rockets entered the Western semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. The first game of this series started on the morning of September 5. Before that, West Lakers number one won eighth seed Portland Trail Blazers 4-1.

The duel between western third seed Denver Nuggets and sixth seed Utah Jazz also ended in game seven. In the decisive match, the two sides defended closely. In the end, the Nuggets won 80-78 and won a ticket to the Western semifinals against second seed Los Angeles Clippers.

Doncic failed to save the Mavericks in the NBA play-off

Young star Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series, but the Dallas Mavericks still lost to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 2-4 aggregate score.

Mavericks – Clippers are the most intense matchups

In the series of seven wins four matches, almost every match played by players from both teams is not good. Game 6 on August 31 is no exception. Luka Doncic (no.77), while in the basket, was deliberately fouled by Marcus Morris from behind.

Luka Doncic is among NBA players with great height and scoring ability. He is not a hot-tempered player, but this time the 21-year-old Slovenian defender could not control. A fight could have happened, if neither the players nor the coaching staff were discouraged.

Morris was disqualified for a level 2 foul

This was the second consecutive match, the Clippers’ player defeated Doncic. In game 5, he deliberately stepped on the painful leg of the Mavericks star.

Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series

In game 6, Doncic still proved the leading role of the Mavericks, with 38 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds, a 53.6% successful finish rate. But in terms of force, Dallas representative inferior to the Clippers.

In the series, Doncic averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. The memorable highlight is the shine in game 4 with 43 points, including the three-point buzzer-beater that helped the Mavericks win 135-133 after extra time, equalizing the total score 2-2. Doncic triple-doubles in two consecutive NBA play-offs, becoming the third player in history to have over 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a play-off match.

Before coming to the NBA, Doncic played for the Real Madrid first team from 2015-2018. The player born in 1999 is the youngest person to wear Real at the Spanish professional basketball tournament. He was later elected to the best squad of the past decade of the tournament.

In 2018, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the NBA rookie selection. The Dallas Mavericks then traded Trae Young for the Doncic. The two young talents both progressed and appeared in NBA All-Star in the second season, but Doncic was a bit better.

Doncic is compared by many coaches and experts at the NBA to LeBron James, who has the most comprehensive playstyle and mindset in the tournament. Even Doncic is also coach Doc Rivers (LA Clippers) like the sum of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, James Harden, Larry Bird and LeBron James.

No team left the NBA play-off, some NBA player went on strike

After the meeting of the American professional basketball players on August 27, all voted to continue playing the play-off round.

The players agree to play on the condition that the Organizing Committee must come up with a new plan to speak out against social injustice. The NBA player also held police accountable for their wrongdoing and called on US citizens to vote for President in November.

NBA coaches and athletes are outraged by the police firing seven shots in the back of black Jacob Blake, in front of the victim’s three children. Blake survived the shooting but was paralyzed with the lower half of the body and had difficulty walking normally as before.

On the morning of August 27, Milwaukee Bucks started the strike when he was not playing against Orlando Magic. After that, the NBA had to postpone two more games and hold an emergency meeting to come up with a resolution. The Bucks’ decision led to a halt to other professional sports tournaments in the US such as women’s basketball, baseball, rugby and tennis all at once.

Some NBA players went on strike

The three NBA play-offs in the morning of August 27 were postponed because the players refused to play, protesting the shooting with black man Jacob Blake.

The matches of Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets – Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers – Portland Trail Blazers could not go as planned because the players boycotted. They protested against the police shooting seven bullets at black Jacob Blake in front of the victim’s three children.

The Milwaukee Bucks player arrives at the changing room but does not play

According to ESPN, many players even want to talk about ending the season early. In the short term, they consider going on strike for one more day, not entering the field on August 28.

The organizers of the American professional basketball tournament must meet urgently with the owners of the NBA teams to work out a solution to the situation. According to The Athletic, only the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers voted out for the remainder of the season. The representatives of the two teams immediately left the meeting after commenting.

Continuing to shine, Devin Booker extended the Phoenix Suns’ unbeaten streak to six

The Phoenix Suns lifted their unbeaten streak to six by beating OKC Thunder with an impressive performance by Devin Booker.

With a 128-101 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder in the morning match, coach Monty Williams showed that they went to Orlando with a single goal of competing for the West’s final ticket to the Playoffs.

One day the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to drop and keep only Chris Paul in the starting lineup, the defeat is not too surprising when their opponent is a Phoenix Suns who are extremely determined at NBA Restart.

Do not use the main cast of players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Steven Adams. Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel, and Danilo Gallinari, Thunder finished the second line with the lead of veteran defender Chris Paul. Coach Billy Donovan’s second line-up, however, was the better team in the first half as it ended with a 37-23 lead.

Even so, that’s the best of Thunder today. In the remaining 3 rounds, Devin Booker and his teammates completely took control of the match. They scored 105 points, compared with 64 points for Thunder, and easily got a blow-out (more than 20 points) in today’s match.

Phoenix Suns stay unbeaten in win over Oklahoma City Thunder

Devin Booker has maintained an impressive performance since the resumption of the season. In today’s match, despite being interrupted early from the end of the third half and not being on the field for the entire fourth half, Suns’ star is still the player with the most points on the field with 35 points, 5 rebounds with 4 assists, 52.9% finish rate, including 3 successful throws after 7 appearances.

Today’s stage is not Devin Booker’s own when the rest of the Suns players also play very evenly. Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Cameron Payme, and Deandre Ayton were the players who scored over 10 points and contributed significantly to Suns’ overwhelming victory today.

On the Thunder side, Darius Bazley (22 points, 10 rebounds) is the most stable player in the day the team does not put much emphasis on winning and losing against an overly excited Phoenix Suns.

With this victory, Suns kept holding the opportunity to compete for a place in the play-in round when Devin Booker and his teammates were only 0.5 games behind Portland Trail Blazers (9th), and Memphis Grizzlies (8th) 1 match.

The LA Lakers ranked first in Western region for the first time after 10 years

The Los Angeles Lakers are undoubtedly the number one western seed at NBA Play-off 2019-2020, taking down Utah Jazz 116-108 on August 4.

For the first time since the 2009-2010 season, the LA Lakers finish the main season at the top of the Western table. The 116-108 victory over Utah Jazz helped LeBron James and his teammates secure the number one position before five matches. The second-highest NBA-winning team won 51 in 66 matches from the start of the season.

Anthony Davis dumped Kobe Bryant’s 7-year existence record

Anthony Davis shone in the Lakers’ latest victory, scoring 42 points and 12 rebounds, including 24 points in the first two halves. This is the 20th time the striker has scored at least 20 points after half a match this season. The closest Lakers player to do this was Kobe Bryant, a legend who died earlier this year in a helicopter accident.

Main events of the Lakers – Jazz match

The match took place in the first two rounds and the Lakers only created a two-point gap. Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points in the first half to help Utah Jazz chase the opponent. Mitchell’s long-shot helped Jazz start the exciting third with a series of 8-0 points.

However, Jazz constantly loosened the ball, leaving the opponent a chance to master the match. The Lakers took advantage of the opponent’s sagging with 14 consecutive points and closed the third half with a 19-2 point sequence. LeBron James and his teammates maintained the lead to the end of the match and secured the victory with a long throw situation of Anthony Davis.

This is the first time the Lakers have achieved a throw efficiency of over 50% since the Covid-19 pandemic. Two matches ago, teachers and students Frank Vogel only succeeded less than 40% in the final stage.

On the side of Utah Jazz, the students of coach Quin Snyder only achieved an efficiency of 27.9% from the three-point line. Failure did not affect their playoff tickets but made Jazz lose the race to the higher position. They are currently ranked fifth in the West with 42 wins – 25 losses.

The NBA 2019/2020 season will end no later than October 12

According to famous journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA management board has set the latest timeline for the 2019-2020 NBA season to close on October 12.

According to the journalist, the NBA management is aiming to continue the 2019/2020 season from July 31 with the participation of 22 teams at the Disney Wolrd Resort in Orlando. On Thursday this week, the NBA board will hold a vote with the team leaders.

If at least two thirds of the tournament’s teams agree with this plan, it will be officially approved. According to journalist Wojnarowski, the tournament management team and the NBA Players Association are actively working to finalize the aforementioned plan before launching it at a meeting next Thursday.

The format for the rest of the 2019/2020 season has not yet been revealed. The options that are being mentioned now are that the teams will only play a few more Regular Season matches then there will be a small tournament to determine the final Playoffs and then enter the Playoffs. It is also not excluded that the teams will immediately enter the Playoffs round when this season comes back.

The management team is also considering a plan to not split the paired confrontation according to the domain in the Playoffs this season. This will help ensure more fairness for the teams in the West. On the current standings, the 13th place Western Phoenix Suns are even better than the East 9th place Washington Wizards.

It is likely that only the teams that still have many chances to compete for the Playoffs this season will be able to play in this season. In addition to the 16 teams with the best results in the rankings, the remaining names that still have the opportunity to play may be Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Suns and Wizards.

In the past, the NBA management had not supported the option to split the regional match in the Playoffs. They said that if an Eastern team met a Western team in a 7-game series of Round 7 Playoffs, the teams would be too hard to move. With the Playoffs this season only taking place in one location, the above plan suddenly became very feasible.

All will have to wait until the meeting of the NBA leaders on Thursday this week to know more about the fate of this season. It is expected that after the aforementioned meeting, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will also make an official decision for the rest of this season.

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